Today was a day filled with surprises, not because of what I saw, but because who I saw and met. Even while preparing for DIFF (scheduling etc), celebrity spotting was never something that crossed my mind. I've never attended the galas (or intend to) because its too much of a media circus for my tastes and meeting stars seems besides the point when I'm trying to catch as many obscure titles as I can. But when you actually spot one, that too by accident, you can't help but feel a little giddy about the moment.
Right after I had stepped out of 'Still life', I made my way to MoE to catch 'El Custodio' and right when I sitting there and talking to a friend none other than Joshua Jackson and Joy Bryant (stars of 'Bobby') passed me by, escorted by the their liasion from DIFF. All I had time to do was blink and think to myself, boy...Bryant sure is tall (and pretty) in real life.
Wait, it gets better, slightly. After I stepped out of 'El Custodio' my good friend Adnan Khan alerted me to the fact that he had just bumped into our very own Kal Penn of 'Harold and Kumar' fame. I quickly rushed in the direction he had left and lo and behold...there he was being a regular guy just walking around. I stopped him, we had a chat about about H&K, how unfortunate it was that his character died in 'Superman Returns' so he wouldn't be in the sequel and the upcoming sequel to H&K. I wish I had a camera with me, but I forgot to bring it today. Just as he was about to leave, at heart being the movie fan that I am, I stopped him and asked for an autograph (I couldn't believe I was doing this) and he conveniently oblidged! What a sport.