Sometimes, just grabbing a bite to eat means you get to meet a big-time film actress! It happened once again to our very own Hollywood Joseph — and this time, he got to meet an Oscar nominee!
I have another fun story for you and it has to do with Australian actress Jacki Weaver. If you don’t recognize her name, you should definitely recognize her face… she’s been in several recent Hollywood blockbusters and was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook (as the mom Dolores), which just came out on DVD release, April 30. Even before she started working in the States, she won Australia’s version of the Emmy award for her work in television! Cool, right?
Anyway, after finishing up my evening shift at the Hollywood Wax Museum I decided to grab a bite to eat with some friends down the street at Cleo. It was the perfect evening for a nice walk before dinner and as I headed down Hollywood Blvd., I spotted a well-dressed blonde woman exiting a towncar. Imagine my surprise when I realized it was Jacki Weaver!
She was nice enough to stop and chat for a moment about several of her upcoming projects — and they all sound pretty amazing! She’ll soon be seen in Parkland, a movie about what happened at Dallas Parkland Hospital on the day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated; Billy Bob Thornton, Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden, and Paul Giamatti also star. And after that, she’ll be co-starring in the film version of the popular Broadway play Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks. She’s a busy lady!
Jacki was just about to meet some friends for dinner herself, so I bid her goodbye — but not before I snapped a quick photo with her! My friends were excited to hear all about my latest celebrity encounter over our dinner. Just another amazing day in Hollywood…
Great story, Joseph! You get to meet the most amazing people on your Hollywood travels. Readers: Have you seen Silver Linings Playbook? What was your favorite scene? Let us know in the comments below.