Here’s the sentence I want to use to start this post: I was out with a major movie star last night! And here’s what I’ll need to write instead to keep this from being a work of fiction: I was out and I saw a major movie star last night! I guess that’s still okay on its own, but it doesn’t have the same oomph as what I wish I could write… I can imagine a whole scene where said star was so impressed with our table and the way we would have smiled hello and just let her enjoy her evening that she’d end up chatting across her table with us and before long we’re all laughing at stories of co-star antics on set…. Could’ve happened…. Here’s the real version. I was with four others at a bright and airy little pub in a London neighbourhood when I noticed Amy Adams was sitting just behind me. I was the last in my group to realized a celebrity was there, but the only one that could recall her name. Unfortunately, despite our attempts at discretion she noticed us noticing her and before we had a chance to show her we’d leave her alone, she and her husband finished the last of their beer and left. I feel really bad for spooking them away – sorry Amy! – but I can understand. So it may have been brief, but a legit brush with fame is fun anyway. Immediately after our table was all swapping celebrity stories and since I’d only just met this group I got to pull out my old “I hung out with Jackie Chan” stories again. All 5 of us had met famous people before, and clearly my own social status has been upped a notch or two now just from those few hours out! Ha!
And speaking of famous people, earlier that morning as I was walking a few blocks from my hotel I passed the house Alfred Hitchcock used to live it. (I tried to take a picture befitting of his genre) London is great for that, so much history and culture that’s strutted out for the rest of us.
While we’re on photos, here are a few more images from my 2 days in London. I have really been on an “over processing” kick lately with my pictures….. It’s probably just a fling, but fun for me while it lasts.