Starstruck

Tuesday 26 November 2013, 17:35

Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

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

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    I went to a 'Mark Kermode Presents...' event recently and was starstruck my a Professor I was sat next to, (much more sensible conversation than that with a Doctor).

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    Growing up Robocop was one of my favourite films and if i ever met Peter Weller i would literally soil my pants. Was nice to see him delivering a great performance in the recent Star Trek Film. Btw nice turtleneck.

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    A year ago, Tom Cruise & Robert Duvall turned up at the Etihad Stadium for the Manchester derby, promoting Jack Reacher. Being a City fan, I was there, and saw them both outside, and found myself starstruck. Not by Cruise! But by Duvall. I remember thinking, "I could easily have a calm chat with Tom, no problem, he's no big deal for me... but THAT'S Tom Hagen! THAT'S Colonel Bill Kilgore! THAT'S the taxi driver who dropped off Steve McQueen before THAT car chase! THAT'S Boo Radley!".

    I couldn't get close enough to meet Duvall, but I was still in awe. And, you know, at my age, I thought I was too cool for things like. Clearly not.

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    ...too cool for things like *that*.

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    You can become a little starstruck - nothing wrong in that! I myself had a one-to-one with Benicio Del Toro, and although he was the gruff looking dude from the cinema screen, he was just an ordinary chap to converse with. Ordinary folks with "Extraordinary" jobs.

    Emma Thompson is a national treasure, and I always look forward to any project featuring herself that comes to my attention. Her performance in "In The Name Of The Father" will always be my personal favorite...Powerful, and at times overlooked.

 

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