Now, I've never once considered myself a “celebrity”, however on a small scale, I'm in front of the general public entertaining them, which in return brings some people the desire to chat with me after a show. Normally I love it, however there are those times when a guy has had too much to drink and can just get on my nerves. It's usually the dude who saw you on stage and now fancies himself a comedian.
“Hey man, you're really funny.”
“Hey man, you're really unfunny.”
“Hey man, I got a joke you can use.”
“Hey man, you're a comic, say something to make me laugh.”
“Hey man, wanna hang out after the show?”
“Hey man, people tell me I'm funny, I think I could do what you do”
“Hey man, how come to don't talk about blah blah blah.”
Now that is annoying but on the absolute smallest level of the entertainment industry. With that being said, I couldn't possibly imagine what it would be like to be a MAJOR star that gets recognized everywhere he goes.
That brings me to the subject of eavesdropping.
Last night I was at a bar in Hollywood having some drinks with friends when I notice directly behind me is Jeremy Renner having a conversation with two guys that could best be described as “retarded drunk.” So naturally I turn a bit to the left and I'm hearing what has got to be the most uncomfortable exchange one could have when trying to just have a drink and be left alone.
What I gathered is that the 2 guys were in a band (of course) and that they were “big fans” of Renner (because they kept repeating it, over and over.)
Then they start in with “I think it's great you're in the new Avengers movie. It's going to launch your career like crazy.”
To which Renner very politely replies with: “yeah, ha, let's hope so.”
Drunk guys : “you are always starring with famous actors but you need to be a lead. You could definitely be the lead in a movie...”
Now this is hilarious to me and I start laughing. All I hear in my head is these 2 drunk dudes telling one of the most respected actors out right now to “hang in their kid, you're gonna make it one day.”
Renner replies with “Yeah, uh, I'm the lead in the new Bourne Movie..”
Drunk dudes “Oh, really? They are still making those? Is Matt Damon not gonna be in it?”
Renner: “Dude, I've been doing this for 20 years.”
Drunk dudes: “But you need to be like Hollywood Huge”
Renner: “I have a 30 ft. billboard across the street where I'm standing next to Robert Downey Jr, and Samuel L Jackson, I was nominated for 2 Academy Awards. What more do you want from me?!”
And this goes on and on for about 15 minutes. It just goes to show you the mentality of some people. Here you have an actor that makes millions of dollars, was in a movie that won best picture, and has incredible success and yet he's getting career advice from two dudes drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon.
I would never eat a meal prepared by Gordon Ramsay and then tell him the duck needs more salt.