Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Blind Items Revealed #52 - Himmmm - Kindness

March 5, 2018

Oscars

My companion for the evening just witnessed the most glorious act of kindness I've seen or heard since one at the Golden Globes.  She had to wipe the tears away to tell me what she witnessed when she came from the rest rooms.  This (foreign born permanent A-/B+ list mostly movie actor who is an Academy Award winner/nominee) walked into the lobby near the end of the ceremony.  While waiting for someone, he recognized a young man he'd seen running around the ceremony inside all night, and called him over.  The actor asked him who he was, but the young man said he's not supposed to fraternize with the attendees. The actor waved his hand, "Hell with all that. Who are you? I've seen you running  all over all night.  You're an employee?", the actor asked.  The young man nervously said he was working a temp job as a seat filler tonight; that he is a scholarship student at UCLA film school; and originally from a small town in Alabama…but is honestly finding it too hard to break in to the movies as a hopeful director without knowing "the right people".

The actor pulled out his glasses, put them on, and took an envelope from his coat pocket.  He removed two small cards (which he tucked back into his coat), and handed the envelope to the young man.  The confused student looked through the contents.  Inside was a stack of VIP passes to the Governor's Ball; the Vanity Fair after party; and a dozen other tickets and free vouchers for swag.  The actor told the speechless student: "If they give you any shit? Tell them you're my grandson and they'll have to answer to me."

The student was dumbstruck, and kept thanking the actor over and over.  The actor just smiled and waved his hand in the air, saying: "Here's some advice: remember, keep your ears open and mouth closed.  Learn all you can.  Don't be shy and go make some new contacts.  Believe in yourself, and always be respectful to everyone no matter what they look like or where they're from. Then when your time comes to be invited to one of these fancy things? You do a favor to someone else who deserves it. Good luck, son."

The actor's date had emerged from the restroom, and they strolled arm-in-arm out of the exits.  The smiling student wiped the tears from his eyes and whispered "Thank you" to the old man.  My companion stepped over, handed the young man a producer's business card, and told him to contact the number when he has a demo reel to share.  The appreciative student floated back into the auditorium.

Christopher Plummer

24 comments:

Ekaterina CH said...

OMG I LOVE YOU ENTY THANKS FOR REVEALING THIS ONE

Unknown said...

thank god there is finally a heartwarming story out of #pedowood.

Sekrit said...

This was one of two Himmmm kindness award BIs I was waiting for, it's so amazing and sweet!

Do Tell said...

Yessssss...

Charis said...

Thank you Enty! Boy was I off!

More Cowbell said...

I LOVE this reveal! I've also always loved Christopher Plummer. Great Fourth of July!

Carole9073 said...

Thank goodness some speck of humanity and goodness remains in Hollywood!!!

Shashi said...

2nd favorite story! Love! <3

Kimberlini said...

Lovely story that enabled the young guy to have fun that night too.

kelli grrrl said...

Awww, this is an amazing reveal!

JL said...

Yeah, but who talked? Quoting Plummer's words exactly? The kid? If so, tacky.

Kim said...

No, I think it was the Himmmm's date that quoted Plummer, she came out of the bathroom when all this started, and Plummer's date came out at the end.

CatsMeow said...

Thank you for posting this one, Enty. That man has always oozed sheer class. This makes me so happy.

jessorella said...

What a king! I love hearing that there are still some good eggs left in the basket.

WickedBee said...

He's a lovely man. He stayed at my husband's b&b whenever he was in town for the Stratford Festival.
Lots of good stories.

I really can't think of a display name. said...

Christopher Plummer has always oozed class and gentlemanly honour to me. So glad to see Hollywood does contain some earthly saints.

Brayson87 said...

Christopher Plummer should be permanent A+ after this, this was my favorite kindness blind.

Ly said...

A graceful gentleman and my lifelong crush.

hunter said...

Felling very leaky in the eye area with these kindness blinds. My cold dead heart must be softening (rotting?) on the outside.

AbbyRock said...

So great to read this about Christopher Plummer! I fell in love with him back in the 60's when I was 7 years old. My Mom and Aunt took me to the Saenger Theater in New Orleans to see "The Sound of Music". He was my romantic ideal.

CityGirl said...

Love this

ManxOfxThexYear said...

Omg that was amazing, the tears lol

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VDOVault said...

Christopher Plummer is a real life superhero.

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