From time to time, I’ll list a few of my favorite things on here. It might not be a faith based entry, but as a real person….who has multiple interests…I see nothing wrong in posting random things on here from time to time. This is one of those…
From previous blogs, you’ll know that I don’t think those in Hollywood should be treated any different than the rest of us. We’re all human and put our pants on one leg at a time. And although I am not one to get giddy of a star sighting, or have a loss for words when meeting a celebrity…..I must say I’m very excited about any career move Tom Selleck makes. It’s because he is a very humble gracious man, who doesn’t act like his celebrity status should make him any different than the rest of us. I appreciate anyone who is humble but still works hard at his or her trade. Tom Selleck is one of those people.
I grew up watching him as Magnum and lived not too far from where they shot the show, which is what we talked about when this picture was shot. This was at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame’s Western Heritage Awards. As some of you know, Tom is very active in this community and has many successful western films and projects under his belt.
You should have seen him. I felt so sorry for the poor guy, being bombarded by a horde of fans. Women and men alike almost attacking him saying, “I’m your biggest fan,” while shoving a camera to a friend to get his picture. He went through the motions graciously as possible, and bid his time until he could sit down. You could tell though that it was waring on him, and he wasn’t enjoying himself.
My sister and I waited patiently in line and instead of treating him the same way everyone else did, I told him that I grew up near the Magnum location and got to see it being shot once. I asked him what was his favorite part of playing that role.
His head lifted in interest, and his eyes had a twinkle. You could tell it was a relief to have a normal conversation with someone. We chatted for a few minutes and then asked if he’d mind if we got a photo with him. My sister and I didn’t want to assume or push it on him. He grabbed me tightly and hugged me for this photo…although my sister will laughingly joke that I pushed my chest into him…I didn’t! I think he was grateful for some normalcy in the mass of people.
Tom is reported, as today’s Parade Magazine says, to start as the new casino owner in the season premiere of Las Vegas. Anything with Tom in, I make a point to watch. Although I given up a lot of television, for faith reasons, I will tune in to this premiere to see how Tom does. Even though he doesn’t need it, I wish him luck!!! He’ll do a great job!
BY THE WAY: I heard from a trusted source last week that Tom is being honored at the 2008 Western Heritage Awards in Oklahoma City for his contributions in Western Films. Congratulations Tom!!