The Client List: Jennifer Love Hewitt Meets Buck Inspire

I apologize that my regular schedule has been so inconsistent. You can pin it all on My First Time Father Thoughts. Can you say, “What sleep schedule?”

April 08, 2012 was the premiere of The Client List starring Jennifer Love Hewitt on Lifetime. From the looks of the trailer, it looks pretty provocative. Here’s my little tale of how I also ended up on JLH’s client list.

A few months ago I was my minding my own business when I noticed Hollywood happening. Production crew, equipment, cameramen, directors, and beautiful people were preparing to shoot a scene. I was always fascinated with the world of make believe we call Hollywood. The days of being an actor are long gone, so I just hurried about my business.

An attractive, petite woman in business attire sauntered over and happened to open the same door I was about to pass through. I thought she was an executive type inspecting the set and commented to myself, “Wow, a Hollywood suit with manners.” I asked her, “Is it ok if I pass through? Are you shooting right now?” She smiled, “No we’re not, quickly go right ahead.” Then it clicked, this Hollywood suit was Jennifer Love Hewitt! I giddily exclaimed, “Hey!” as if she was one of my long lost friends. Way to play it cool, Buck. She just smiled. My mind was racing a mile a minute. Do I ask for an autograph? Do I shoot her with my iPhone? Think Buck, think! I froze like a deer in headlights. I went on my merry way fearing I would get shooed away be a cameraman or worse a director.

Final Thoughts

I replayed my adventure with some friends and although they were envious, they all felt I choked. “You should have calmly said you were a fan and enjoy her work.” “Easy for you to say.” However, I do give them credit for having something to go to if the moment ever rises and they get thrown into the hot seat. Analysis paralysis struck so I drew a blank.

What would you have done in my shoes? How do you handle yourself when put into a hot seat?

Hollywood is usually filled with shallow, two-faced cutthroats. As I mentioned earlier, because of my brief encounter, I am now a fan of Jennifer Love Hewitt. Not for her work on Party of Five, I Know What You Did Last Summer, or her magazine appearances. I am on her Client List because of her wonderful personality. Jennifer, thanks for restoring my faith in Hollywood and if you ever want to be a guest on a podcast that is sweeping the nation, you are always welcomed here.

Stay Inspired!
Buck

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8 Responses

  1. krantcents says:

    I had a similar experience years ago. I was at the Century City Shopping Center and was turning the corner and literally “almost” ran into Sophia Loren. She still looks good considering she is in her 70s! I just kept on going, secretly smiling. I don’t think I would ever ask for an autograph or picture, so no big deal. It was fun to see celebrities in Los Angles though.

  2. Hey There Buck!

    Neat story you got there! I’ve run into a few “celebs” but they were primarily athletes. Being that I’m not big into watching sports (I love playing, I just can’t watch) it has never been a big deal.

    I can’t really say how I would react if I were to run into an actor that I truly admired for pure skill though. I suppose I’d probably do what you did: do a double take, and walk away due to the extreme awkwardness of trying to approach them. They probably get it all day anyways. 😀

    Thanks,
    Timothy

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Thanks for chiming in Timothy! Which is your favorite sport? You’re right, they must get it all the time. Must be a weird life to live. There is a company out there where you can hire your own paparazzi mob to follow you around so you feel like a celebrity. Haha!

  3. Buck, how can you NOT be a fan of I know what you did last summer? Aren’t there any guilty pleasures left?

    Don’t beat yourself up too much. It’s hard to know what you would really do in the moment until you are there.

  4. How fun! I love watching re-runs of The Ghost Whisperer. I once sat in the row behind William Shatner at the American Royal. It was fun, but I didn’t want to act like a typical fan and bother him – so didn’t say a word.

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