And that got me thinking....
I am so easily star struck.
So when I chatted with these three famous people, it was a big deal...to me!
It is regrettable that I don't have photos to prove it.
But these are true stories, hand on my heart promise.
Would I lie to you?
It was a regular Friday night, we were out at what used to be called "Charlotte's" (I have no idea what it's called now) and it just so happened that the whole Broncos football team were there that night also.
I get very brave after I've had a couple of drinks or more, and I had, so I thought it was only right that I should introduce myself to Allan Langer.
Why the hell not?
So I did.
The thing that struck me the most about him was the he was really
Anyhow, after blabbering on about who knows what to him, he told me he had a secret to tell me.
So what do you do if someone tells you they have a secret to tell you?
And what did he do?
Stuck his tongue in my ear!
Yep, you heard, he stuck his tongue in my ear.
There's a fine line between cool and creepy with this one, but I'm going with cool because it was funny at the time.
At least Allan Langer was single.
My next little story involves Tom Long. My ex-sister-in-law was an actor. She was in a play with Tom Long in Sydney. I think they had a little 'thing' going on at some stage so does that make Tom my brother-in-law-twice-removed??
Whatever, we went to Sydney for the weekend to see her in the play and then went out with the actors. Well, call it jet lag (yes, it is only an hour and a half flight from Brisbane, I know!!), call it star-struckedness, call it never-having-drunk-so-many-martinis-in-quick-succession before, but....
I was ill.
So ill in fact that I could not even open the door and walk out.
Ah ha, Tom came to my rescue. In the 'ladies'. He coaxed me to unlock the door then carried me out.
Where was my ex?? Yeah, good question! The night in shining armour certainly was not 'him' this night!
So, I know, it's not my proudest moment.
But Tom was such a gentleman. He grew up in the country, of course he's a gentleman.
Seriously though, he was the nicest, sweetest, kindest actor I've ever met.
And I've met sooo many! hehehe
Other actors I was introduced to but never actually spoke to whilst having a family member 'in the acting business' were...Magda Szubanski, Steve Bisley, Rob Sitch, Deb Mailman, and Justine Saunders.
I was calling him Mr Braithwaite, which he promptly told me to stop doing because I was making him feel old.