Friday, December 30, 2011

Meeting Anthony Mackie

The pre-remodel bar at TenJune

I planned on sitting on this story forever really, but then I thought, "Eh, what the fuck."

Spring 09 I was inside TenJune, standing between the entrance and the bar with a female friend of the moment, and I was looking down at the floor at something. A second later when I look back up to eye level, I spot this super cute brown-skinned man that I immediately recognize as Anthony Mackie walking towards me.

So what do I do?

I touch him of course.

I put my hand on his chest, stopping him in his tracks and say “I know you.”
And he smiles and replies “Do you?”
And I snicker softly because I'm thinking “'I know you'?! What an odd opening line to give a famous actor.”
I disregard my thoughts, and lean in to bashfully utter “I have a little movie star crush on you.”
And he says “Well I have a pretty girl crush on you!” smiling his grand smile again.
He asks me my name and I give it, smiling sheepishly at the fact that I already know his, but he gives his anyway and adds how nice it is to meet me.
Then he puts his hand on my shoulder and tells us ladies to have a good time, and that he'll see us around. 

[I saw him about 30 minutes later when I got pulled into his VIP area, but that's neither here nor there.]

When he walked away, it hit me:

I had just met Anthony Mackie!!! 

...and I didn't make an utter and complete fool out of myself. And rather refreshingly, neither did he.

*He's one of the rare male celebrities I've ever had a crush on – mostly due to his good looks and a magazine interview I'd read long ago where he came across as intelligent, dope and down to earth aka my kryptonite.

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