Out of all the people i have met Nero was the only one that had me starstruck, when he walked in it was like "fucking hell, it's actually him)
It's funny; when I worked as a film journalist for print I would worry about making a good impression with my movie heroes -- like when I had breakfast with Robert Forster, and especially when I got a phone call from Patrick McGoohan (I actually lost my breath for a moment at the start of that conversation
). But, ironically, not when I had to interview someone like Will Ferrell; Mr. Ferrell is a big star, but his movies don't mean as much to me (no disrespect intended).
Now, on these doc intvw shoots, there are so many variables that can go wrong that that's the only thing I have time to worry about. So you don't get nervous or starstruck about meeting the star. Instead, you get nervous about (a) will the star be on time, (b) will he be willing to talk about this or that, (c) will this DP I hired know what he's doing... etc etc etc.
It's actually very liberating in a sense, because it's a little sissy to get nervous about meeting a celebrity, but it's still perfectly manly to get nervous about your project being an utter disaster!
Is it the same way with the various Marc Morrises and the Jay Slaters and whoever else on this board regularly has to interview entertainment personages?
In a previous post, the director asked us to keep quiet about the documentary.
Thanks, Magnus, for understanding. I guess, though, in the case of the imdb page, since it's already in existence, there's no harm in posting on it. Actually, it might show that the doc is genrerating buzz... who knows?