I recently interviewed Emma Thompson and confess to being completely starstruck by her. But is that such a bad thing?

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  • Comment number 36. Posted by D_A_I_S_Y

    on 3 Dec 2013 23:45

    I might have posted this somewhere on here before, but I was two feet away from Harrison Ford at the Cowboys and Aliens premiere and I literally couldn't look at him - I had to watch him through my camera! I don't think he was very impressed, and I was pretty gutted that I wasn't able to say something to him - anything! He was the biggest star in the universe when I was growing up. I think being star struck is natural isn't it? I'm sure even the stars that we get star struck about get star struck about stars of their own?!

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  • Comment number 35. Posted by Anthony Quinn

    on 3 Dec 2013 23:32

    I met Toby Jones in a hotel reception in Newcastle a couple of years back and he looked really surprised that I recognised him and I had a bit of a chat with him and found him really nice. I am a big fan of his work but I wasn't star struck as he made me feel quite at ease. My wife by the way was so star struck, the photo she took of us both came out blured because she was shacking so much

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  • Comment number 34. Posted by Jim Bob

    on 2 Dec 2013 13:34

    Many years ago, I was on holiday with my parents in LA staying in the Disneyland Hotel. I was in the lobby with my brother and I was reading Misery by Stephen King. This American sat next to me and we started chatting about the book, said it wasn't any where as good as Salaem's Lot, Carrie or The Stand. My brother was trying to get my attention to look at the back of my book. I continued to slag off the book, saying it jumped around too much and was a bit boring. He nodded and said that it's always good to chat about books and left with his daughter who he was waiting for.....then my brother pointed out that it was Stephen King that I was chatting to.... and said to his face that, probably his best book, was rubbish and how I preferred James Herberts books....

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  • Comment number 33. Posted by GothamCelt

    on 2 Dec 2013 09:39

    Having been part of the Festival circuit for a number of years, I have encountered quite a few people of whom one would expect to be in awe. I've made a call to Steven Spielberg's office and spoken to the man. I've taken a call from Woody Allen. I been drunk with Connery, and even stopped Eastwood chatting up my wife at a party. So did anyone actually have such a presence that I found myself wide eyed, pinching myself and thinking "Good grief, it' really you. I'm in the very same place as you and you are actually talking to me"? The answer is 'yes'. I found myself - somewhat surprisingly - completely bowled over and starstruck when I met Chuck Jones - the man who developed, wrote, and directed the Bugs Bunny cartoons. To meet the man who brought so much joy to so many millions of people was both a joyous and humbling experience. What's more - he was a truly wonderful person.

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  • Comment number 32. Posted by TomBeasley

    on 1 Dec 2013 06:18

    I recently interviewed one of the lads from Boyzone on the telephone and found myself spending the first few minutes completely unable to string together a coherent thought. It's a crazy thing.

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  • Comment number 31. Posted by Jason R Lloyd

    on 30 Nov 2013 15:44

    I know this is a weird way to put it but being starstruck is a very human reaction and for me personally i am glad i still get starstruck when i meet/see famous people and i have met quite a few movie stars/celebrities in my time. It shows that no matter who you are, we're all still just normal people in the end in a weird way. Every time i go to London i usually see someone famous and get a little starstruck, from walking past Frank Skinner in Covent Garden and Steve Coogen along Charing Cross to seeing Stephen Fry two years go into the Phoenix pub during Frightfest. In fact, i was very starstruck this year at Frightfest because in quick succession i had Jonathon Ross sit behind me in the cinema, saw Marc Almond from Soft cell in the Lobby and saw Mr Kermode himself at Frightfest. I think being starstruck keeps us all in check and can keep us grounded.

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  • Comment number 30. Posted by babyfacemichael

    on 30 Nov 2013 08:54

    Your last sentence- Yes it is !

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  • Comment number 29. Posted by Heather Martin

    on 29 Nov 2013 10:25

    It's not often I'm star struck but I passed close by to Colin Firth at a film festival once. He had his back turned to me and I had a terrible urge to stroke his back - I'm glad I resisted the urge 'cos I would have died of embarrassment if I'd given in to the impulse. I wasn't even a fan of the Pride & Prejudice series on tv that he starred in, but there was something about the man himself. By the way, I'm blushing at the memory even now.

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  • Comment number 28. Posted by Baron Ronan Doyle

    on 28 Nov 2013 22:18

    Not exactly the world's biggest star, but I interviewed Hiam Abbass in Abu Dhabi this year, and between the extended period of lobby waiting, long corridor I was led down, and perfectly-positioned columns that managed to hide her face from me until the very last second, it was as though they were trying to exacerbate the level of starstruck. And boy it worked; I nearly screamed when she said hello to me. Of course she's an incredibly down-to-earth, unassuming lady, but that didn't stop me from wanting to pinch her or myself.
    http://www.indiewire.com/article/palestinian-actress-filmmaker-hiam-abbass-talks-politics-and-integrity-at-abu-dhabi-film-festival

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  • Comment number 27. Posted by Dan

    on 28 Nov 2013 19:04

    I think I am or would be starstruck of basically any famous person I respect, I basically bumped into Richard Ayoade and Jesse Eisenberg at a screening of The Double at the London film festival. Eisenberg is an Oscar nominated actor, but I was more scared of trying to talk to Ayoade because hes basically a comedy hero, and his films so far have been brilliant. A very cool guy. I think the most starstruck I could ever be is if I ever managed to get to speak to Amy Adams, I don't think I can explain how much I love her as an actress, shes completely brilliant at all times.

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