In my life, I can say I have been pretty lucky and have had my fair share of meeting celebrities, stars, well-known figures, sports athletes, reporters and anchors and many more for so many years now without going to any events. I just meet them spontaneously all the time which is pretty amazing with being at the right place at the right time.
I’ve learned ways to approach them and treat them like they are ordinary people like you and I. You never want to come across as an obsessed, crazed and screaming fan that will creep the well-known personality out. Make sure that you approach them in a calm and collected manner. Just think if the roles were reversed.
Just come up to that person and say hello, and then introduce your name to them and give them a nice compliment about what you like about them and then talk with them for about 30 seconds to a minute and then ask them if you want to take a picture with them or get an autograph. Nowadays, people want that photo op with the famous person to post on social media and have total bragging rights that you met this person which is totally fine.
Don’t right away ask for a photo, engage in a meaningful conversation which will then be appreciated and welcomed and not just use a celebrity to just take a photo with them and then that’s it. That will make a celebrity feel used. Do not do that.
In my previous article, I had posted was that these well-known personalities, stars, and celebrities are there because we fans got them there, and we pay their way to entertain us. They should always be thankful that we give them the kind of attention because, without us fans, they will not have jobs. It all comes with the territory of becoming famous.
However, there is that border that should not be crossed and there are so many ways to approach these people. If you are calm, humble and greet them with a firm handshake, that will open up the door to them welcoming you to talk to them. One thing to keep in mind that if you see them walking around and if you see them from afar, make sure they do not see you make eye contact with them. Pretend you are just walking and then as you make that approach, stop them and say hello, I think I know you from somewhere and you are familiar, and then do your magic.
certain things fans do can get themselves into big trouble when they overstep and touch them in not so flattering ways and they will go far enough to stalk them at their homes. They will find out everything about the well-known personality and they will find themselves at their homes which is why they are unlisted.
These Hollywood Los Angeles, Beverly Hills Star home tours are welcoming these overly-obsessed fans that know where these people live and they will do anything and everything to get video footage and look into the gated homes with tall trees and shrubs just to snag some photos for social media and all that. They have massive security alarms and codes to open up the gates for anybody who is permitted, but if you show up unannounced, that can result into getting into problems that you do not want.
— Now, that is something that is not cool. Not when it comes to their personal space like their homes. It is a no-no to invite yourself and that will cause you to get arrested for trespassing and will maybe result in restraining orders which is not good for your record.
I’ve been to Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and areas where celebrities live in southern California and I can assure you those bus star home tours are just a waste of money. You cannot really see anything and you can maybe see the roof of the huge homes and maybe just maybe symbols and signs. Just ask me and I will tell you. I have never been on those star home tours, but I’ve followed those buses around and its really not ask exciting.
I meet these people by luck which I have mentioned. All of them have actually really enjoyed my company. I’ve met Amanda Bynes, Kevin Bacon, Atom Egoyan, Alison Lohman, Colin Firth, Breckin Mayer, Sharon Lawrence, Paul Telfer, Ian Buchanan, Chloe Grace Moretz, plus a few others which I cannot remember, Sports Athletes, Politicians, Anchors, Reporters and amongst others.
Approach them, but when they are away from their homes in public spaces. If you are invited, that is great and if they know you that is great, but do not ever be that obssessive person because that is a huge red flag.
You will get your 15 minutes of fame once they announce your name all over for stalking a celebrity at their home. You don’t want that kind of publicity because that is a recipe for disaster and people will always remember this and you do not want that kind of reputation going on about you. It’s really not worth it.
Stay calm and know your limits. Never feel intimidated and nervous meeting these well-known personalities. Just think they are just regular people like you and I. Trust me, you will appreciate it when I tell you this, they will be grateful that you did.