Yesterday, my sister called me up & told me that both of the Afflecks were nearby at the wharf, filming footage for Ben Affleck's upcoming directorial debut (at least for a full-length feature), Gone, Baby, Gone. Feeling like a silly, nervous teenager, I grabbed Dan's camera and met her & Karla near their workplace, and we casually "took a stroll" past the set. We managed to catch a glimpse of both of the Affleck brothers, although they were unfortunately surrounded by cast & crew. I tried to snap some pictures (we were only about 15 feet away!), but none of them turned out all that well; the set was constantly in motion.
But, I still was thrilled to get to see one of my favorite actors! I couldn't bring myself to walk up to him & say something -- I'm not that kind of person -- but it was still a neat experience. I will probably always kick myself for not taking probably the only opportunity I'll ever have to meet the man, but I find it strange enough to be calling famous people by their first names -- as if we know them personally! I would never be the one to ask for an autograph or a picture. It just isn't my scene. Oh, well.
In any case, he's just as great in person as he is on-screen. Boy, do I adore those scrappy little Irish boys (and yes, Danny, that means you!)...
...sigh. :) xoxo
p.s. It appears that Ben Affleck saw us, and looked none too pleased...?
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