“You’re not the boss of me now, you’re not the boss of me now…. Life is unfair…” If you guys recognize those lyrics, then you probably remember the television show “Malcolm in the Middle.’ A few months ago, I was lucky enough to meet Frankie Muniz, aka Malcolm (or maybe you known him better as Agent Cody Banks or one of the stars of Big Fat Liar). Although when I was younger, I’d met a few famous people, meeting Frankie was definitely one of the best opportunities to meet someone, as I used to love watching “Malcolm in the Middle!”
Recently, Frankie joined the band Kingsfoil as their drummer and the band came to play at our school for an event in May. His band did an awesome job live and after the show the band was nice enough to take photos with what ooked like at least one hundred students. Although I only got to meet him for a few minutes, I still counting the meeting! The funniest part was when I told him, “I loved your show” (something he’s probably gotten so sick of hearing, he wants to run from the next person who tells him that) and he just gave me a tired smile. Either way, I thought it was nice that he and his band had the patience to take photos with so many students.
A few months earlier this year, I was also lucky enough to have a phone conversation with Keith Powell, who played Toofer on the television show “30 Rock.” For my journalism class, our assignment was to do a personality profile (interview) on an interesting person. I’d spoken to Mr. Powell about a year ago, when I worked as the entertainment editor for the student newspaper, but we’d never gotten the chance to do an interview and he was nice enough to take the time out and agree to this one, just for my assignment.
Although I only got to speak to him on the phone, along with his high school theater teacher, I would love to meet Keith someday, as the way he so quickly agreed to do the interviews, and speaking to his former teacher, showed what an incredible person he seems to be.
I later got the article I wrote about him published in our school newspaper, which was also exciting!
Although I promise I’m not a fan girl, there’s still a few celebrities I would love to meet. Someday, I’d absolutely love to meet Ellen DeGeneres or Kevin James (who actually just came to a town about 20 minutes away from me to do stand-up, while we were away on vacation!)
So who else has met or spoken to someone famous? Who would you like to meet that you may not have crossed off your bucket lists yet? I’d love to hear about your experiences!