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Title: If you met him casually....
Post by: maryd on September 19, 2007, 03:12:15 pm

Sorry if this is bit of a stupid question, but I just want to see what people think. :) Say, for example, if you met Elijah just in the street, or shopping, where he was just being himself. Would you run over and ask for an autograph or photo, or would you let him get on with what he was doing without going over to him?

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: Cristiel on September 19, 2007, 04:01:24 pm

I already met Elijah twice in a rather casual way. The first time was beginning 1999 on a plane. I didn't know who he was at that time so we just talked.

The second time was last April, at the premiere of "Day Zero" in New York. I was introduced to him at the after party by the person who had invited me. There were no other fans around so we could talk a bit and take some pics (I really wanted to have a picture with him).

If I would meet him in the street, I think I don't think I'd go to him, I would just let him be.

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: January Jones2 on September 19, 2007, 10:30:14 pm

I would really like to go to him, not for an autograph but just to chat. I'd probably never have the chance again!

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: elizabeth coffey on September 20, 2007, 12:23:27 pm

This is a hard question to answer mary but a good one as I have never met Elijah in person I would be tempted to go up and ask for an autograph but on the other hand he would rather be left alone to do whatever he was doing. So in answer to your question I would probably acknowledge his prescence by a smile and maybe go over and try to chat to him. :)

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: maryd on September 21, 2007, 12:10:25 pm

Cristiel, how lovely to have met him all the way back in 1999! That must be amazing to say! :)

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: LijFrodo on September 21, 2007, 01:30:07 pm

A interesting question Mary ! :-* I would talk him ! ( but,I admit,I would afraid ... Cause,I have got terrible english.Mistakes would make my day trashy ! :( ) Of course ... Ask for an autograph on photo and a photo that there are me and him ! OMG ! ::)

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: elizabeth coffey on September 24, 2007, 12:35:03 pm

This is the best way to meet someone famous then you feel like its not all show or anything..you know ::)

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: frodomyhero on September 24, 2007, 10:32:56 pm

To tell you the truth, I would probably not even realize he was there and walk right by him, I've done that with other celebs in NY when people with me said "isn't that such and such that just walked by?' and I'd be like "oh, ok" and just continue because I didn't even see them....... pretty sad huh?

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: elizabeth coffey on September 25, 2007, 02:21:19 am

this is probably what I would do too as I dont wear my glasses out. ::)

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: Kathi on September 25, 2007, 03:54:05 am

The same for me here, the problem is I don't even have glasses yet. If I saw him though, I think I'd walk up to him, because knowing that I could have talked to him and didn't, would make me go berserk.

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: Lorienel on September 25, 2007, 07:23:09 am

Depends if he was busy doing something else or if the situation was natural for talking.

If he was busy, perhaps I'd just walk somewhere close to him and give him a smile. It does'nt say much, but it's a clue. :)

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: Galadriel OLC on September 25, 2007, 08:29:13 am

I really don't know what I would do?
Well for a long time it was my only and deep wish to meet him and let a pic taken of him and me and I wanted to ask him for an autograph. My little Frodo doll really needed to be signed by him.
That was all before I traveled to NZ this summer and visited the LotR locations with Red Carpet Tours. I really felt close to the movies and everybody involved into the movies, felt very close to Elijah too. I slept in Sean's bedroom at the Powderhorn Chateau and I have taken my pic relaxing on Elijahs bed in his room. That was a special thing to do and I felt very very close to him.
I think if I would see him somewhere I would just look at him and not disturb him with my stupid wish to take his photograph. Just be happy so see him walking by. ;)

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: deenan on September 25, 2007, 08:32:32 am

i met elijah while he was conducting business... well, sort of. it was at the after party for GSH, but that didn't stop me from getting plenty of autographs and pictures. i mean, how often does that opportunity come along?

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: Enara on September 25, 2007, 12:55:35 pm

[color=Blue]Well I must admit that being honest and realistic and knowing myself, I would let him go on with what he is doing...
Ive met some celebrities in the past and never been able to say anything, so...[/color]

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: maryd on September 25, 2007, 01:58:12 pm

Interesting to hear, everyone. Deenan, I guess if he was at the party then he was willing to be approached. :) Lucky you, getting a load of photos.

I think I would definately recognise him if he was ever here. :D

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: Nutella Sister on September 26, 2007, 10:43:23 am

[color=Purple]OMG! Cristial and Deenan, you 2 are very funny!
Cristiel, what did you tell him on 1999? and how did you feel after you found out Elijah was that guy?[/color]

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: Este on September 26, 2007, 11:17:00 am

If I just passed him in the street I wouldn't run after him, partly because I think that must be really annoying for him and partly because I'd probably spend half an hour debating with myself whether it was Elijah I just saw or not. ::) But if I happened to sit down at the same table in a cafe or something (dream on, Este! ::) ) I'd say something like, "Elijah? How are you? Pleased to meet you; I think you're great." ;D

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: overlithe on September 26, 2007, 10:42:14 pm

It really depends...the first time I met him it was during a con, so business and completely ok to be a silly fan...? the next time was boarding a plane to NZ.

Now take into account...Elijah can choose to board a plane through the VIP lounge but he chose to board with the common folk...and I chose to wait for him and speak with him. I know there were some Rings fans there that were disgusted because I did not leave him alone...but I mean, I was in line with him ..he's a human I'm a human..I generally speak to everyone near me in a line..so i didn't treat him much different than anyone else.

1 the approach...He was very open and animated and I think he wanted to talk to fans...he was very happy that day..sigh.

2 if he had acted like he didn't want to be bothered I(we) would have backed off.

So I think it depends...

For example if I saw him on the street in NYC I would absolutely begin the approach. But I would look for signs that he was busy, on a mission, quest, thing or just plain not wanting to be bothered....if I saw anything that made me feel like I was bothering him I would apologize and back off...

however if he seemed agreeable I most certainly would talk to him, I don't need another autograph but if I had my camera I'd certainly ask for another photo with him

NY phenomenon...Do you think that famous people like NY because people seldom make eye contact, therefore they can move about undisturbed easier?
???

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: deenan on September 27, 2007, 07:48:12 am

[quote author=overlithe link=board=1;threadid=32917;start=15#msg1121291 date=1190860934]
if I saw anything that made me feel like I was bothering him I would apologize and back off...

however if he seemed agreeable I most certainly would talk to him[/quote]

i'm glad you brought that up lithe. it all boils down to judgment. elijah was at a party with seems like millions of people and parties are social functions, so i was going to approach him, ya know?

a few days prior to that party, i saw danny glover at the amtrak station in DC. i thought this was another great opportunity to get an autograph and maybe a photo. but once i was near him, i could see poor danny looked pretty tired. so i just approached him, told him i was glad to meet him, shook his hand, and walked away.

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: Nutella Sister on September 27, 2007, 08:19:09 am

[quote author=Deenan (O.L.C.) link=board=1;threadid=32917;start=15#msg1121310 date=1190893692]
[quote author=overlithe link=board=1;threadid=32917;start=15#msg1121291 date=1190860934]
if I saw anything that made me feel like I was bothering him I would apologize and back off...

however if he seemed agreeable I most certainly would talk to him[/quote]

i'm glad you brought that up lithe. it all boils down to judgment. elijah was at a party with seems like millions of people and parties are social functions, so i was going to approach him, ya know?

a few days prior to that party, i saw danny glover at the amtrak station in DC. i thought this was another great opportunity to get an autograph and maybe a photo. but once i was near him, i could see poor danny looked pretty tired. so i just approached him, told him i was glad to meet him, shook his hand, and walked away.
[/quote]
Wow, that's hard dee! :-\ you know it's like you see someone you really want to see for the first time, a big opportunity and they you control yourself from taking an autograph? :-\ I can't control myself even if I see Elijah fainting of tiredness :P

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: maryd on September 27, 2007, 01:46:55 pm

It was lovely to read about your experiences Overlithe - I agree that if he seemed happy and willing to chat then it'd be alright to talk to him. But if he looked tired and weary, then maybe not. :)

Without knowing much about New York, I'd reckon celebrities like it there because the people are so used to seeing other celebrities - I know if someone famous came here they'd not get a moment;s peace, because nobody else does so it;d be a big deal.

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: Aisling on September 27, 2007, 06:55:50 pm

I'm in complete agreement with Overlithe. If it were a meet-and-greet type thing, I'd ask for an autograph and pic. If I just met him on the street, first of all, I'd wonder what the heck he was doing in Alabama. Then, if he didn't seem busy, I'd walk up and say hi, most likely leaning in close so no one else could hear me, and ask if he really was Elijah. Then, if he seemed to want to be left alone, I'd apologize and leave. Otherwise, I'd just have a casual chat, like I do with any friendly stranger.

I'd certainly do my best not to go all fangirl on him; if he was in my town, and it wasn't for a meet-and-greet, he'd most likely be just hanging out and wouldn't want a scene.

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: overlithe on September 30, 2007, 11:30:00 am

[quote author=overlithe link=board=1;threadid=32917;start=15#msg1121291 date=1190860934]
It really depends...the first time I met him it was during a con, so business and completely ok to be a silly fan...? the next time was boarding a plane to NZ.

1 the approach...He was very open and animated and I think he wanted to talk to fans...he was very happy that day..sigh.

2 if he had acted like he didn't want to be bothered I(we) would have backed off.

So I think it depends...

???
[/quote]

I also wanted to say...as a cautionary tale...I've also been in the position where judgment failed me and I did become the annoying fan. It was that same type thing..the next morning in
NZ in the airport baggage claim he and Billy chose to collect their own baggage and they were approached by several people including me...at first they were receptive....so I don't feel too bad about the initial interaction but the atmosphere suddenly changed and I didn't listen to my gut right away and as a result I suddenly felt as if I was intruding.

The point is..pay attention closely because the remorse I feel to this day about being an annoyance to them is a feeling you never want to have nor one you ever quite forget.

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: Billswife on March 23, 2008, 09:08:00 pm

This is amaizing to me that people have met him. It's not just that you guys have met him that impresses me, its that you were so cool about it.

I read this discussion topic and gave it alot of thought, and in all honesty, even though I believe the "right" thing to do is to let a celebrity be, if it came to him I would be too astonished.

I would probably not go directly up..at first. Frist I would drop whatever I was carrying stand there with my mouth open, staring.

I could see myself not thinking and planting both feet firmly, one pointed finger extended at him like a Kansas farmer who just saw a UFO land in his back yard and saying something brilliant like.

"Dude!"


And overlithe, your story. I really felt what you were saying about the atmosphere changing and so forth. I can imagine that was not fun.



Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: emilys_star on March 25, 2008, 04:34:56 am

I would be devoid of ay abilty to speak. :-X Then id probally go thud on the fl;oor.

" know there were some Rings fans there that were disgusted because I did not leave him alone...but I mean, I was in line with him ..he's a human I'm a human..I generally speak to everyone near me in a line..so i didn't treat him much different than anyone else.
"

Those rings fans were probally jealous.

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: Coz on March 25, 2008, 05:59:14 am

It depends on the situation. I would treat him just like I would treat anyone else, so if he's walking down the street or something I would let him walk by, if it was at a pub or something I may or may not talk to him, but I'd be more likely to because socialising is kinda the point in going out to pubs.

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: elizabeth coffey on March 26, 2008, 04:31:15 pm

overlithe you are so lucky seeing Elijah at the airport, if I had seen him there I prob wouldn't have said anything to him being he would be busy and all.

If I saw him casually I would just sort of nod and smile to let him know I knew whp he was and chat to him if he approached me

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: Starladear on March 27, 2008, 03:00:54 pm

I'd ask him to come to the general store for nothing specific then wash our bones in the Atlantic shore. if that made any sense to him a conversation would ensue guaranteed. Then we'd just go from there!!

Title: If you could talk to Elijah Wood
Post by: Billswife on April 04, 2008, 11:51:24 am

Just curious. If you got the chance to sit down and talk to Elijah Wood. What would you want to talk about?

Title: Re:If you could talk to Elijah Wood
Post by: maryd on April 04, 2008, 12:09:20 pm

I think I'd want to ask him a lot of deep stuff that he probably wouldn't want to answer....like what is he scared of, which I've wondered for a long time, and what would he like to be doing with his life, and what he does do with his life in between filming. What kind of person he is. But I know that would be really nosy, lol! :)

Title: Re:If you could talk to Elijah Wood
Post by: LijEyesHaveIt on April 04, 2008, 04:20:15 pm

Probably me complementing him, a lot. Of his talents. Ask him what his near plans are. Movies. What movie he is most proud of. Would he work with the LOTR cast again. But most of the stuff is usually answered in interviews, so I'd draw a blank when I'd see his vast blue eyes!

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: Starladear on April 06, 2008, 05:27:14 pm

Music Music Music i could definitely talk music with him for hours. Then i am sure other topics would off shoot.

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: Billswife on April 06, 2008, 08:09:34 pm

I think it would be great to interview him on some of the personal but not too personal things that interviewers rarely get to. Favorite color, favorite pets, hobbies, ect.

Music is a good choice too, it would be interesting to here the whole background of Simian records and how he got started with all of that. :)

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: raquel19 on May 28, 2008, 08:53:30 pm

If I see him on the street, shooping being casual and stuff trying not to scream.. I'll go up to him talk then ask him for an autograph(even though it'll bug him ) lol. And chat for a bit. Ask where is he going after this lol jkz jkz. and yeah. like a normal person.

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on May 28, 2008, 09:27:04 pm

I'd try to hold it together and think of a witty and original question to put to him, but I'd probably be too nervous for that...

OR, as Elijah has admitted to being a fellow music nerd, we could just dissect all our favourite bands till the cows come home, while boring all the ppl around us to tears ;) ::)

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: raquel19 on June 17, 2008, 05:28:03 pm

I never seen Elijah in my life! right before my eyes. :'(. But, I will some day i just have to be patient or be like a stalker or something in order to see him LOL jkz jkz jkz jkz

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: Faerie in Combats on August 11, 2008, 02:28:22 am

Oh god, I'd hide behind something, geek out and then try to play it cool. I'd just try to talk to him, like he was a normal person. Go up to him casually. I used to think about this type of scenario all the time.

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: Carmen28 on August 16, 2008, 06:11:39 pm

I think if I see elijah wood casually i just will want talk with him make interesting questions and take me pictures with him because when will have other chance like that? :)

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: Carmen28 on August 16, 2008, 06:30:32 pm

I want to say other thing may it be i could be hipnotized with him and not sai nothing stay me watching his beatiful face and feel my heart making pum, pum,pum because hi is !my god! so pretty.
Elijah I love you, I LOVE YOU, I love you nice guy

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: Hobbitsan on August 16, 2008, 07:39:24 pm

i probably would have to go over and say 'hi'. perhaps not to ask for an autograph but just to speak to him would be cool.

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: elizabeth coffey on August 17, 2008, 02:33:49 am

Agree with you Dan, just to have a normal conversation with him would be cool, but of course I would not mind an autograph but only if he offered it ;)

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: LijFrodo on August 17, 2008, 06:03:33 am

And ... I would ask for a special photo to him with me !!! ;D ;D

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: Carmen28 on August 18, 2008, 04:14:28 pm

I think too than meet elijah must be great I dont know how is him but I think so than he must be a extraordinary person, he is my dream my beatiful dream and I love speak about him always, when I talking about him I dont want end. :D

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: jen10 on August 23, 2008, 06:44:15 pm

o god, i dont think i would let the chance pass!!! ;D i would probably hold in all my feelings to run over and kiss him (so he doesnt call the cops on me) and just politely ask for an autograph. it is one in a life time chance! i have never met him yet but, when im older, i totally will! :D

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: fanofany928 on June 13, 2010, 08:35:25 pm

to tell the truth, i would PRAY TO GOD for him to bump into me if we were at, say,.. the movies, a cafe, or just roaming the many stores of the mall. but i'd try not to break out into "OMG I THINK YOU'RE TTLY HOT AND AMAZING!" but keep my cool. Instead, i would try talking about a more common thing. Example:


Elijah: *bumps into me and spills my coffee* Oh, I'm sorry. I really didn't mean to do that! (rem. i'm just guessing @ what he would do!)
Me: *tries to wipe away stain on shirt w/ napkin* No problem. This wasn't my favorite shirt anyways. *looks up and eyes get wide*javascript:replaceText('%20:o')
Elijah: Okay, good. Want me to buy you another?
Me: *still in shock& trying not 2 burst*: Yea. Yes. Yes Sir, please. That would be nice.
Elijah: *nods* Cool. Want any cream?

And of course, I would try not to faint in the cafe!

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: Jayo.Zayo on November 20, 2010, 05:52:48 pm

[quote]
Elijah: *bumps into me and spills my coffee* Oh, I'm sorry. I really didn't mean to do that! (rem. i'm just guessing @ what he would do!)
Me: *tries to wipe away stain on shirt w/ napkin* No problem. This wasn't my favorite shirt anyways. *looks up and eyes get wide*javascript:replaceText('%20:o')
Elijah: Okay, good. Want me to buy you another?
Me: *still in shock& trying not 2 burst*: Yea. Yes. Yes Sir, please. That would be nice.
Elijah: *nods* Cool. Want any cream?

And of course, I would try not to faint in the cafe!
[/quote]

Nice story! I always make stories about me meeting him. It is so cool to think of it. I make a story about him being hit by me or me being hit by him. Then, each one will apologize quickly like when you hit a complete stranger! But, I would say afterwards:
"Oh you are Elijah Wood! I'm sorry again and really nice to meet you. Are you in a hurry or you like to have some chat? ;)"
If he said: "Yes, certainly you can have a chat," I will be on top of the world.

In case I didn't hit him and he was like one feet away or something,I will approach him quietly and say ''Hi '' and start talking and pick an interesting topic for sure. Then, I will get a photo...and so on.

Title: Re:If you met him casually....
Post by: Joy on November 21, 2010, 09:04:41 pm

I agree with everyone who's written on this forum.
If I met Elijah Wood, I'd probably react the same why I do when seeing his pictures. I'd jump with startlement from seeing his eyes, then most likely stop what I'm doing and just stare for about an hour, trying to figure out if the person I'm looking at is actually Elijah Wood. If I actually get up the courage, I'd first check to see if he's busy or seems to be having a bad day. If he isn't then I'd most likely apologize for saying this (praying that I'm not making a total fool of myself), and ask if he's Elijah Wood. I'd be even more surprised at seeing him in Oklahoma than if I'm visiting, like, my cousins in California, or on a trip to New York. I'd feel sympathy for Elijah if he was in Oklahoma, because then the poor man wouldn't get any peace.
After making sure this person is Elijah Wood, I'd start out by asking how his movies and music are going, what he has planned for the future etc.
As we go along, and if we have time, I'd most likely try to get into more personal stuff, such as what he's afraid of, does he get annoyed at being a celebrity etc. and start telling about myself. Of course, if Elijah feels uncomfortable in my asking too many personal questions, I'd stop.
However I'd see him, I will think it's a once in a lifetime opportunity.


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