As we have quite a few “stars” visiting Australia at present, I thought it would be a fun topic for everyone to let us know what famous people they have spotted or more interestingly, met, whilst house-sitting or not sitting.
We currently have Nicolas Cage, Margo Robbie, Ron Howard, Ben Affleck, Paul McCartney, Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, Gordon Ramsay plus a few more.
Ron Howard is back on the Gold Coast, as is Jude Law, after spending nearly a year here filming Elvis, the Movie last visit and I have seen him on his morning walks along the beach. He loves it here as nobody bothers him and he can do and go where he pleases without interruption. Just missed seeing Margot Robbie who is also on the Gold Coast. Matt Damon is pretty much an Aussie now as he spends so much of his year now with his family at Chris Hemsworth’s property up the road. He can’t get enough of our lifestyle.
So! Let’s drop a few names and see who has met the most famous - or infamous. Pictures score an extra award, for which there is no prize but envy
I think my partner would win this… although not while sitting, she works in film and has shared sets with almost everyone on your list there. She usually works in Toronto while I usually avoid the city, but I did visit her on set one day and I saw Cate Blanchette, which was pretty cool!
I used to work in a high end clothes shop in York about 30 years ago. I’ve served many celebs during my time there including Tommy Cannon, Harry Grayson, Pam Ayres, Sarah Green and Ian Kelsey.
I was shown on tv as a 7 year old as Arnold Palmer walked past me at a golf tournament and did he old pretending to punch me in the stomach, pat on the head routine before giving me a signed gold ball. Also as a kid staying in a scottish hotel I bumped into the Aberdeen team managed at the time by Sir Alex Ferguson who gave me his signature and offered match tickets.
A few months ago I volunteered for a charity that helped wrist band VIP guests for the Bruce Springsteen concert at Hyde Park (London) and had to wristband Rodger Federer and his wife. It was only a couple minutes chat while I put wristbands on them both but he was very chatty.
Lastly I’ve met Carl Fogarty a number of times as I’m friends with his brother in law. I’ve known his daughter that recently did the reality tv show (not up on such) since she was little
Two that spring to mind are meeting Mick Jagger in Bali many years ago, and in Venice I think that I saw Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie while they were filming The Tourist in 2009 or am I imagining that?
Also a long time ago, I met Michael Hutchence of INxS in Sydney before they were super famous, the band was support band to a band my boyfriend at the time was in.
I met the American artist James Rosenquist in Bali in the mid 1990s.
I worked in a well-known hospital in LA in the 80s and had many celebrities as patients in the operating room. Unfortunately, I have to keep their names confidential, although one of my patients on the post-partum floor received a gorgeous flower arrangement from Ron and Nancy and Kris Kristoferrson’s wife had just given birth and he was walking around in scrubs.
I lived in Los Angeles for 40 years and saw more famous people than I can recount. The last 10, before I moved to Germany, I volunteered with an animal rescue as handled VIPs so I met a lot of famous people. But biggest of all, I attended the Emmy Awards in 2008 and saw, literally, a roomful of actors. At the time, Two and a Half Men was on and Charlie Sheen (pre-Tiger Blood days ) was up for Best Actor and he was my teenage crush in the 80s so I got a pic with him at the limo callback area after the event. And yes, those are porta-johns behind him. Fancy!
@ziggy During hubby’s career as a Captain with British Airways he flew several celebrities including Madonna and Daniel Craig and I have sat next to numerous celebrities on these flights. However, our most memorable encounter was when we were leaving Mission Ranch in Carmel, CA which is owned by Clint Eastwood and as we left the restaurant, there was the man himself! He looked at us and gave us both the Dirty Harry smile. Priceless!