you guys. i don’t normally get star struck but i was star struck as all get out yesterday. and still today. <3
after checking in my bag to fly from SFO to DC, I was walking to security when this guy that looked a lot like Eddie Redmayne (aka Marius from Les Miserables) walked by on my right. I was like, nah, no way. Then I remembered he has that new Stephen Hawking movie coming out and maybe he was in Silicon Valley for some science-y tech-y reason? He was with these two older women who were clearly escorting him - I overheard them say “Oh, that’s where I know you from. You’re so talented!” - clearly they were airport staff and not his personal staff. I got so excited and then so disappointed as they carted him off to VIP security and I had to go through the lame regular person security.
I glumly made my way through security.. at the same time keeping my head up in case I happened to spot him again. “If I see him, I have to approach him and ask for a picture”. Nothing. I put my tennis shoes on (because OF COURSE I’M IN SWEATS AND HAVEN’T WASHED MY HAIR) and I look up and THERE HE IS.
I take a deep breath and I walk up to him (his back is sort of turned to me). As I start to say, “Excuse me, I’m such a big fan, would you mind taking a picture?” he starts to take off his sweater. “Of course,” he turns around smiling, “just as I start to strip in the airport.” Me: nervous laugh. “Do you mind?” Old ladies - give them my iPhone. “as long as YOU don’t mind, Eddie” (me: bitches). Eddie - “of course not”. (i think he was dying to be rescued from these idiots). Proceeds to TOUCH ME AND TAKE A PICTURE WITH ME LIKE WE ARE BFF. (thank god old lady took 2 pictures because the first one was blurry, smh, old people).
Me: “good luck on your new movie! it looks great”, get insanely nervous and run away.
I can’t believe how quickly I was transformed into a 15-yr old girl. Ahahah.
Seriously, he was soooo cute. He looks exactly the same in person. So adorable. So nice! So British <3.
I kept playing the situation in my head over and over throughout the day. I wish I’d sung “at the end of the day” or told him how I first fell for him in “My Week with Marilyn.”
Ah, if only I was more suave.
I keep checking the picture every few hours.Like, I can’t believe it happened. He IS SO CUTE. Still not over my starstruck-ness.
Lesson learned: no more traveling in sweats. must always be prepared to look cute in case I run into Eddie again.