Monday, November 07, 2016

Today's Blind Items - Please Don't Tell Anyone

I was visiting a film set back in the day with a guy in a band who was singing the film's big song. It was a do nothing kind of day. We were just goofing around and raiding craft service. The producers just wanted him to visit the set to get a feel for the movie and to get any ideas for a music video for that title song. The movie actually opened at number one and my friend got an award from ASCAP for the song. If you were a teen at the time the movie was released you probably saw it. Anyway, we were not doing much of anything when he got called away to go meet some people.That left me on my own. I decided to try and find another friend of mine who was doing props on the movie. I asked around and someone pointed in the general vicinity of some trailers. I remember very clearly knocking on the door to the trailer. No one answered, but I knew my friend wouldn't mind if I went in and waited.

One big problem. It wasn't the trailer for my friend. Nope. It was the trailer of an actress in the movie. An Academy Award winning actress actually. I walked in on her with another woman. In bed. Naked. The other woman was an actress who was also in the movie but is known for more behind the scenes stuff than in front of the camera.

I mumbled a sorry and got out as quickly as I could. I was sorry I had walked in on it, but it wasn't a big deal to me and two trailers beyond was the prop trailer. I didn't say anything to him about what I saw. It couldn't have been more than ten minutes when our Academy Award winning actress poked her head inside, saw me and motioned me out of the trailer. I walked out and apologized to her for walking in. She immediately started talking.

"Did you tell anyone what you saw? Please tell me you didn't. Please don't tell anyone."

She was shaking. Crying. She told me that no one knew that she was bisexual and that if anyone found out she thought her career would end. She was at a crossroads in her career and had a huge franchise lined up which she thought would disappear. I told her I hadn't told anyone and wasn't planning on it and would make sure I never would. It was then she gave me the biggest hardest hug I have ever received. I guess she trusted me and she was right to.

Fast forward a few years. She finished a huge movie and the first installment of that franchise. I ran into her while I was eating lunch with a couple of people. She was walking past with someone and did a double take when she saw me. She stopped in her tracks which caused the guy behind her to crash into her and almost knock her over. She bent down and whispered thank you in my ear before kissing my cheek and moving on.

In the few times we saw each other after that, the meetings were just as brief but you could tell she cared less about what others thought and she finally was able to say publicly what she had feared someone would force her to do so many years earlier.

 

50 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Angelina Jolie/Tomb Taider the franchise

texasrose said...

Jody Foster and someone??

Stephe96 said...

Natalie Portman?

Tricia13 said...

Movie could have been Playing By Heart/musician , singer Wd Kowelsiak(guy from LIve) who wrote an original song for it

Tricia13 said...

Or maybe Renee Zelweher before Bridget Jones/film Me Myself and Irene- Steven Jenkins of 3rdvEyeblind or Dave Grohl?(both did songs)

Guesser said...

This is about the 100th time Enty has had a famous naked woman in front of him, and his reaction is , no big deal.

texasrose said...

what's wrong with the comments?????????????????

Sadie said...

Enty claims he's a friend of Renee for what it's worth..

Sg72 said...

Kelly McGillis, Top Gun? Kenny Loggins as the friend who brought him. Don't know if this was before Enty's time, though.

Dena said...

Anna Paquin/Clea Duvall movie She's All That. (just a guess)

Zilla1 said...

Culd be...

Don Barnes/.38 Special
movie: "Teachers" (opened at #1)
big song: "Teacher, Teacher" (but I don't know if it got an ASCAP)
actress: Lee Grant (Oscar winner)

Zilla1 said...

*could

texasrose said...

Can only see comment if I enter one. This is ffed up.

Tricia13 said...

@Sadie I thought so... She seems awesome (no matter who this is)- always liked her.

Zilla1 said...

Or:

Peter Cetera/Chicago
Song: "Daddy's Girl"
Movie: Three Men And A Baby
Actress: Celeste Holm, lol

Zelda Zonk said...

What about Anna Paquin with the franchise being X-Men

Nuzzy said...

Anna Paquin

Franchise: X-men

Dena said...

She's All That reached #1 at the box office its first week of release. The song Kiss Me, performed by Sixpence None The Richer and written by guitarist Matt Slocum, won an ASCAP in 2000.

Guesser said...

Anna Paquin, best guess so far, just starting to get adult roles.

Stephe96 said...

Any way to make Almost Famous fit the clues?

Cate Chandler said...

??

Cate Chandler said...

I like the Anna Paquin guess too. She came to mind right away. But... she has acknowledged she is bi.

Sunspirit said...

My first guess was the movie Spiderman.
Singer being Chad Kroeger. The song being Hero.

Stephe96 said...

Never mind. There is no 'Almost Famous' title song.

Guesser said...

@Stephe96, the song from the movie isn't necessarily the same as the movie, the song from She's all that is probably Kiss Me, even though it was used in Dawson's Creek. The blind indicates that the actress is out.

Stephe96 said...

Doesn't 'title song' indicate the name of a song written specifically for the movie's title?

gadfly said...

That was my guess, but no Oscar for Kelly.

Sarah said...

I agree about the Anna guess. Her coming out as bi happened 4-5 years ago and Enty did say she EVENTUALLY came out. In the early 00's/late 90's she was still closeted.

carolinalily said...

I like the Anna Paquin guess. She has since come out as bi-sexual..."She's All That" fits the teen movie description...Anna had already won an Academy Award by then...and the blind says the song was the "film's big song", not title song, so Kiss Me fits as well.

texasrose said...

Good job Dena. Looks like you got it.

Stephanie said...

Twilight! K-Stew

back again said...

i was thinking of her too b/c Enty just heard that Robert Pattinson & FKA Twigs are expecting so he went with a Kristen Stewart Blind
ie)Panic Room
-Howard Shore won an ASCAP for the score...boom... IT'S NOT THOUGH( i don't think)
-In reality, I think @Dena got this with She's All That & Anna Pacquin & "Kiss Me" song.

back again said...

+100 ---nice one @ Dena!!!

Tran said...

Everyone is so busy tryingto guess the identity, I juat wanted to give props to the story source for their integrity and compassion in keeping the actress' secret. May not seem like a big deal these daya but at the time she must have been terrified.

back again said...

I think @Dena got this 100%
- I still think of Clea DuVall totally as an actress though-i don't think she's known more for her behind the scenes stuff (ie:writer/director/actor in"The Intervention") than her pretty memorable roles as an actress(The Faculty,Heroes,Veep)...i dunno..i'm not up on her behind the scenes stuff but I sure recognize her face as a character actress.

I ate my own head said...

Maybe Enty is Leonardo Dicaprio? I never did quite buy that lawyer story, his grammar is for shit for an alleged lawyer.

Guesser said...

@ i ate my own head,Enty isn't Leo, but they used to be very close.Fame came between them,and I think Enty is really a lawyer, his bad grammer and sentence structure is his trademark.He started out small jobs in the music business in Texas,became a concert promoter, first in texas and later in California , then became a lawyer.Assuming he isn't a composite person.This is the closest I can figure him out,sometimes he says things that contradict this, but others wright sometimes.

Guesser said...

Write for himsometimes

Dick said...

Ridiculously bad guess. Jesus.

OKay said...

As the blind says, she finally felt able to say it years later.

back again said...

"academy award winning actress"

Bored said...

Agreed on the ridiculously bad guess. But you can't discourage this one from wasting everyone's time.

back again said...

j.h.c.--yup.you're totally right-thanks for the correction.

H2O said...

You're not bored, you're boring and we all know who you are.

H2O said...

So nobody locks those trailer doors?

Hot Cola said...

A lot, @texasrose

Dereks Mommy said...

You forgot the "little" in front of your name son.

Dereks Mommy said...

This time you forgot the "ing" after.

SarcasticBimbo said...

KS was ten or eleven when she filmed Panic Room, though, so it most likely wouldn't be from that particular movie. That would be too creepy.

back again said...

@Sarcastic Bimbo, yeah I know--i was just using that film as a quick example hence the "i.e."--i didn't feel like going thru her list of flicks before Twilight-- I also wrote that I knew that Dena got it right w/Anna Pacquin...& that I only thought of Kristen b/c I was thinking that Enty just read the same gossip about Rob P. & FKA's expecting that I'd just read---I guess i wasn't very clear-i was wayt too vague & cryptic...oops!

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