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What would your reaction be if you met an "important" person like an actor?

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posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 11:27 PM
reply to post by Ahabstar

reading the last part of your post made me think of Brittney Spears. You are very correct. They have a "persona" to protect and their image is their income. Persona is their work and a huge part of their profession. Getting too lost in the persona of it can be damaging to their intrapersonal relationships.

people are people, too,

edit on 20-9-2010 by Esoteric Teacher because: change signature

posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 11:28 PM
reply to post by stigup

Other than that I don't buy into the whole MSM putting these celebs on a freaking pedistal and perpetuating this illusion tha being rich is what everyone should work their whole lives trying to achieve.

I don't feel miserable from it tho...

Cool avatar.

posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 11:32 PM

Originally posted by lestweforget
Shouldnt this be a question for a teenage girls magazine?
Not ATS worthy im affraid.

teenage girls are ATS worthy, too.

posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 11:32 PM
In addition I'd like to say that I do not watch tv for a couple of years. There will be a lot of celebrities I only know by name and not by face. I'd suppose that would level any overreaction.

posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 11:32 PM
Don't they say to never meet your hero? You will most likely be disappointed.

I have met a few celebrities. Some while I was working at this upscale antique shop, and of course you have to not even acknowledge their fame.
I met Flea at a sex pistols show once at the height of my RHCP phase, and of course I freaked out and asked for an autograph ,, but I was 16.
Meeting Maynard was bittersweet. It was at a wine signing, and we were shuffled through like cattle. I would have much rather met him spontaneously. And the reason I hold him so highly.. well, do I even have to explain that?

posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 11:36 PM
reply to post by toolstarr

Well yeah.

I never even heard of Maynard

posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 11:37 PM
I have met more than a few. The entertainers that aren't in love with themselves are generally pretty laid back, they know what they are(role in life) and sincerely appreciate the rewards. The VIP's
behind the entertainers are the ones who take narcissism to a rediculous level. I have also met real money, wealthy to the point of absurdity, those people operate on a different plane of exsistence than most, especially second or third generation wealthy. They are nice, generally considerate, but despite the responsibilty they intrust to you, you are still the help. Its weird being around that level wealth, a world unto itself.

posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 11:52 PM
reply to post by Sinter Klaas

sorry... Have you heard of Tool? I think they hung the moon.

posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 11:57 PM
I used to work in a five star hotel. I've known four german presidents, Jacques Chirac, Henry Kissinger, Audrey Hepburn, several James Bonds, Mr and Mrs ZsaZsa Gabor, and numerous others. Most of them are just like anybody else. And there was a german soap opera, "Lindenstrasse", that supposedly took place in Munich, on a street by the name of, wait for it, "Lindenstrasse", that actually exists in Munich. I was showing one of the actors around Munich for real. We took a cab, and it was all I could do not to tell the cabby "Lindenstrasse 48".

posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 12:54 AM
I used to work in a major hotel in a capital city. I went kind of nuts when I met Chick Corea, he looked at me with scorn. I met Supertramp, got their autographs. Argued on the phone with Alphonse D' Amato about when he would receive his free breakfast. He never came out of his room the whole time he was there. Senator Moynihan on the other hand was very visible all the time. Always sitting in a prominent place in the lobby restaurant, very cordial, always smiling and wore the same suit three days in a row and looking the worse for wear with each progressing day. Brought roomservice to Julian Lennon's room and a naked groupie answered the door. I handed her the tray and went my way. Wayne Rogers is very tall. Beverly Sills is not a nice person. Atom Ant fought with his girlfriend the whole time he was with us. Stevie Ray Vaughn holed up on the eleventh floor and trashed the place after a week. The police evicted them. Barry Manilow came to us under an assumed name. Little guy wearing a baseball cap. Betty Ford, Coretta Scott King, and Jesse Jackson all in the hotel at the same time, Secret Service took over the hotel. In all my dealings with actors, politicians and prominent people I treated them with the dignity they deserved. I got some neat autographs. It was one place I really enjoyed working at.

posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 12:56 AM
I think what the OP meant was...What would you do if you met a famous person?

I think it would depend on which famous person and whether or not I liked them?

If it were Bush or Cheney or Obama....I'd throw a shoe

If it were anybody else I would do my best to respect their privacy.

On the other hand, if I ever was to meet Dave Grohl (of the Foo fighters and Nirvana).

I would say..."Hey...I think I know you. Weren't you that guy who played the devil
in Jack Black's movie 'The Pick of Destiny'? Just to see his reaction...

posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 01:13 AM

Originally posted by the dacoit

so what is the psychology behind that behaviour?

From this article, it appears to have some genetic component based on our evolution as social animals.

Fischoff, who has academically studied the cult of celebrity, says the very need to find an idol and follow him is programmed into our DNA. "What's in our DNA, as a social animal, is the interest in looking at alpha males and females; the ones who are important in the pack," says Fischoff. We are sociologically preprogrammed to "follow the leader," he says, and notes that we are biochemical sitting ducks for the Hollywood star system

I don't know if this is entirely the reason, as I can see myself in a situation where I would be more thrilled to meet a less famous, less "leader"-like person than someone who is more famous, more "alpha". Sometimes the work of the person who is idolized is the key. we'll get more jazzed up if the celebrity has done work that evokes more of an emotional response; say, a piece of music or visual art that generates particular passion in the observer.

edit on 21-9-2010 by Monsieur Neary because: changed wording, added "evolution"

posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 01:13 AM
I've been in the limelight to a small degree fronting a popular local cover band in
a big city for a few years........a long, long time a universe far, far, away.

And it was very strange to me the way that people acted--very nervous and anxious
and soooo wanting you to recognize them as being cool. I always appreciated the
guy who just acted normal.

Point is we're all the same---nobody ever has maintained their dignity while taking
a squat.

posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 01:14 AM
reply to post by the dacoit

First let me stop laughing.

I myself do not believe that actors are important.

I especially believe that they do not contribute to the political arena in any way, they are mere puppets of the organization.

I have only met one actor and I served him at my fathers fishmarket just like any one else.

To me everyone are just people some may have the power over your mortal life but that is not importance.

posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 01:23 AM
I am sure a lot of people don't know who Merle Haggered is. It seems most of my friends have know clue who is was, but he was a famous country singer. Anyways. I grew up in the same town he lived in and saw him quite frequently. No one in town treated him any different than anyone else but I think that was because he didn't expect celebrity treatment. He did his own grocery shopping in the same store my family shopped at, pumped his own gas, hung out at the local bar. He just seemed like a real down to earth guy.

I saw Jessica Simpson a year or so back. I admit I starred for a bit but mostly because I was trying to figure out if it was really her because I couldn't figure out what someone like her would be doing in a Food 4 Less. Granted it was empty and 3 am in the morning but after I was sure it was her, trust me, normal people don't dress like that, I pretty much ignored her. Not someone I would really be interested in having a conversation with so there was really no point, although there was that tiny bit of curiosity that if I did say hi would she be a total b*tch or be friendly, that was quickly squashed by the way the clerk fumbled like a fool trying to ring her up.

posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 01:24 AM
I do not believe actors are very important people either. They might be very popular but I don't believe they are very important in the grand scheme of life. I have seen a famous comedian at one place I was eating at one evening. What did I do? I noticed and then continued eating my food. I did not bother him. Neither did anyone else. I don't like to be bothered except by the waitress when I'm eating. Is Obama important? He came to my town where I live when he was campaigning twice. Someone here even inspired his campaign. I did not participate in all of that. I thought he gave great speeches and in that respect, would win over a lot of people. However you can give a good talk but the end result is what really matters to me. I believe he could give a great talk about world peace and win the Nobel peace prize and then go bomb the crap out of some area in Pakistan. Oh wait, did that already happen?

posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 03:04 AM
well I do not think I would go bezerk like lots
of folks do. BUT .....

if I met a certain PORN ACTRESS
who shall remain nameless,
our encounter might include
a marriage proposal !!!!

I'm pretty sure, she'd tell me
where to go as her answer, hahahaha

posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 04:29 AM
reply to post by boondock-saint

I've met a few porn actresses too through various jobs.
It's certainly easy to get tongue tied around a porn actress

posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 06:31 AM
I guess it all starts with knowing who they are, or not knowing them at all, correct?
Then after that it would be the assigned and given status that we've put on them.
The closer they are to an active part in our minds, to a place of given influence, the greater the probability we would engage the situation with more emotion.
Then it would depend on whether that influence was positive or negative.

Meeting someone who has only influenced your life as an actor, who has been in character each time youve viewed them, who has played a part in a movie youve watched,
would be very different from meeting a singer song writer who has written and performed an original piece of work that has a created and shared personal effect.
Youre attached differently.
Still though, it's a power that only you can assign to any individual.

We all eat, sleep, pass waste, laugh and cry, and quite honestly some of those pushed to the forefront celebrities lives arent really that great. Alot of those lives are public relations campaigns generated in meetings and pitched to the viewers to create more sales.

I've met quite a few, theyre human, I havent met any reptilian hybrids yet!
Basically, it's a machine, it's an industry, that relies on created emotions within people to generate sales.
Anyone, and I do mean anyone, can be a celebrity.
The money and promotion put behind you, the image that's created, and the ride you'll have to endure are all that separates a celebrity from you and me.
It's not super powers.
Stars are made, theyre investments, in money, time, and connections.
When I meet them, I wait for them to show me who they think they are, just like anyone else on this planet.

(to add) and porn star conversations have got to be some of the most mind numbing unplugged retarded interviews ever attempted, yeah yeah the bodies I know, but dear gawd the minds are just painfully stupid.

edit on 21-9-2010 by HappilyEverAfter because: to add

posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 06:35 AM
Actors are NOT 'important'.

A few months back I went to the Padre Pio Center in Barsto Pennsylvania. They have a relic of St. Padre Pio. It's one of the gloves he wore to cover his stigmata. I placed my hand on the case that contained the glove. I couldn't help it ... I burst out crying. The man was amazing. He was full of pain and suffering, and yet he continued on and helped build hospitals and helped everyday people. He'd listen to them for hours upon hours as they told him their problems .. all while in deep pain ... and he helped them.

THAT is an important person. And my tears came out of nowhere.

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