Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Blind Item #9 - Kindness

Other than me including a description of the actor, I'm just going to post this as it was written by the person telling the story.

When a friend's son (who was, so tragically, dying from an incurable illness) made a wish: to meet this former A list mostly movie actor but was probably C- list outside that iconic franchise, it fell on me -- the only person the dad knew who worked in the film business -- to make a call. I called his agent and explained that this lovely boy watched the franchise every day and wanted to meet NOT the actor, but, rather, the actual CHARACTER that he played. The agent begrudgingly said he'd call the actor, but also said not to get my hopes up. 90 seconds later I got a call from the actor, who immediately said yes and gave me his home address. He not only met with the boy, but spent hours answering question after question (sometimes the same ones repeatedly), AS the character. Even posting this now makes me teary. He was compassionate, kind, and patient. And it literally meant the world to this kid and his family.

29 comments:

sandybrook said...

Mark Hamill?

Moose said...
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MeMyselfandIandYou said...

Harry Potter?

theresa said...

The author posted it on his Twitter - it's Mark Hamill.
https://twitter.com/ed_solomon

NordeastB said...

It is Hammill. This was in the DM yesterday.

hairydawg said...

Ron Perlman as Hellboy

Bad Guesser said...

This isn't even a blind. It was all over twitter by the guy who contacted him.

Tricia13 said...

Randy Quaid/Vacation

Do Tell said...

LMAO Tricia!

SikSyko said...

Mark Hamill. It's also all over Facebook.

lucy said...

lol the one kindness post coming out of Hollywood is a repeat.

MJ said...

Mark Hamill does seem a really great person

Tricia13 said...

What I love that film lol😜🙃

Sd Auntie said...

So sweet.

Rinky said...

Nice!

Himmmm said...

That's classy Hammill. Bless you, and bless the parents and especially that boy. Big kudos to every person in the chain that made that happen for him. Big respect for Mark. You have any idea how hard it is putting on those costumes by yourself? And smiling while a kid grills you for hours as it rides up? lol. Glad Skywalker's still humble! He rocks.

Seachica said...

Thank you, Enty, for a kindness blind.

Undercover_LBD said...

Honestly, given everything else going on right now, this one made me a little teary. <3

Angela said...

Mark Hamill may be C- list for live action, outside of Star Wars, but he's a very much in demand voice actor, being for instance the voice of The Joker for years. That's also why he wasn't that much in shape when he returned for The Force Awakens. He could make a living in a wardrobe by just sitting in his office.

Fairylights said...

That's Mark Hamill for you, always a class act. Agreed Angela, the man is a voice genius.

Elle said...

Hey Everyone, looooong time (albeit only recently returned) lurker, first time poster here. It's great to see so many of the 'old' posters back (any sign of Libby and her armpits, though??).

Love Mark Hamill. This reminds me of a similar story about Colin Farrell. Many moons ago now, a girl from my school was diagnosed with an illness that would go on to take her life. She was a huge Colin Farrell fan so her family (I think) wrote to Colin telling him all about her and how much it would mean to her to meet or hear from him. Next thing you know, the girl gets a call on her mobile from Colin himself. It was his personal mobile number and he told her to call or text him anytime. He would check in on her every so often and she kept in touch with him until she passed away. <3

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Bubbles said...

So did he give his home address because the kid came to his house? That kinds of up the kindness in my little beady eyes.

dave peters said...

Mark Hamill appeared in character as Luke Skywalker to meet a young fan on "Jim'll Fix It" many years ago (in 1980, I think). I came across that just the other day.

https://youtu.be/f98TW0-_10c

(R2D2 and Chewbacca also showed up.)

Alexei Stukov said...

Mark Hamill, this exact same story (from the perspective of the friend of the father to the boy) was on Reddit earlier today. Interesting that it was Enty!

Lissette Monzon said...

@AlexeiStukov can you post a link?

BlissBoo said...

I fell in love with him as a kid and love him even now as an adult. One of the best. Wish more could be like him.

Buddy Bones Smith said...

Shitter’s full!

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