Celeb Encounter # 52
Made direct prolonged eye contact with Steven Spielberg last nite.
I study animation at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. If you didn’t know Speilberg ( despite being rejected from the program like a dozen times back in the day) donated a bunch of money to the school. He has a freakin’ building named after him!
It’s crazy. Since freshmen year, I’d always see the occasional FB status being like “ Just saw Spielberg in the SCA courtyard #casual”
Lately, though the sightings on campus have become more frequent and personal. My roommate is in a class that specifically studies Spielbergs films, and a couple weeks ago he came in and gave a Q&A!! WHAAAAT??? The other week, he walked into an animation class and just looked around and talked to the students! WAIT!! WHAAAAT?!?
Anyway, it seems like EVERYONE in SCA has seen him but me! But that all changed.LAST. NIGHT.
I’m a student worker at SCA so anytime there is a screening or panel or something I check people in/ clean the theatre/blah blah. Last night, there was a screening of Jurassic Park 3D and Spielberg was scheduled to do an introduction to the film. The entire day I was super excited to not only FINALLY GET TO SEE HIM but also probably be close enough to like wave at him or something. I mean, I’m working the door he has to go past me to get into the theatre…Unless he has some sort of Speilberg Magic that allows him to not use doors!
So the screening was scheduled to begin at 6:20. My co-workers and I had got everyone seated in the theatre and were waiting to seat the VIP by 6. So there was nothing to do but wait for the VIPs to arrive….The clock slowly ticked away…..at 6:19…I look out the door and see a bunch of people in suits. This is it. Spielberg is in there somewhere. BUT WHERE? I CAN”T SEE HIM! Before I can think, BOOM Steven Speilberg is looking into my eyes as he walks through the door! I just nodded at him.
I’m super stocked cuz he knows my face now, which means I can appear in one of his dreams now! Heh heh heh!
So yeah….Saw Spielberg. I can call him Steven now right? We are buddies now right?
*photos shamelessly yoinked from friends Facebooks