I had an interesting conversation with someone the other day about meeting famous people. She's thinking of taking to the streets of Toronto for the Toronto International Film Festival because she's never met a famous person. I don't understand wanting to meet someone based solely on their celebrity.
My grandfather was the head of PR for the CNE so celebrity doesn't have the same meaning for our family. Because we've been exposed to interesting people who are famous for one thing or another, we quickly learned that what makes people fascinating is personality and behaviour as opposed to persona and fame.
There are several famous people I'd like to meet. I've seen them in documentaries or on talk shows and been intrigued by their experiences or perceptions. I want to talk with them about those things. Last night, I dreamt that Robin Williams, Dennis Quaid, Nancy Herkness and I were talking about raising kids. We were a group of people united by our frustrations, pride and love for the children in our lives. It was a good conversation (and entirely imaginary but I blame the actual conversation that started this blog)
Somehow, I doubt that will happen by standing behind a rope to watch someone walk down a red carpet.
How do you feel about fame?