I almost kissed a girl

My blogging heroine, Mrs Woog, wrote a post yesterday about meeting Johnny Young and going ga-ga (see http://www.woogsworld.com/2012/03/close-your-eyes-and-ill-kiss-you.html). She followed it up with a tweet asking people to reveal their celebrity snogs. This gave me pause. I racked my brain. I thought surely I’ve snagged one, even if it’s a D-lister? But no-one sprang to mind. So I sent a lame tweet about Portia de Rossi wanting to kiss me once. Mrs Woog didn’t retweet me, which make me feel a bit like The Bloggess and her futile Twitter quest for a photo of Nathan Fillion with some twine (see http://thebloggess.com/2012/02/youre-ruining-nathan-fillion-for-me-nathan-fillion-alternate-title-but-i-forgive-you/) (phwoar, I wish Nathan Fillion was my celebrity snog, regardless) … Anyway, Portia de Rossi wanted to kiss me? I’m so glad you asked. Well, I’m not entirely sure she did want to kiss me. But we had a very nice dinner together a deux – I was interviewing her for Cosmopolitan magazine during the Ally McBeal years – and she offered to drive me back to my hotel afterwards. Portia lived just around the corner from the restaurant and my hotel was 30 minutes drive away. I just thought she was super nice or at least trying to secure a positive interview. But Mrs Woog makes me wish her motives were more visceral. I thanked her for the ride and disappeared into the night, then wrote a feature about her head spinning like something from The Exorcist when she thought someone was trying to take her photo in the restaurant. They weren’t. Nobody knew who she was back then. Now she’s Mrs DeGeneres. Totally different story. And that’s as close as I’ve come to kissing a celebrity. Unless you count kissing Kerry Packer on the cheek at a team-building weekend.  I really, really didn’t want to do it, his cheek was all crepe-papery, but everyone else was (it was a receiving-line type situation) and he’d already lowered his face to my lips in anticipation, so I was left with no choice.

PS If Mrs Woog’s question had been “have you ‘accidentally’ brushed against a celebrity?”, it would be a totally different story. Touching celebrities was my hobby before I realised it was more satisfying to be a suburban stay-at-home mum. I’ve made physical contact with Pierce Brosnan, Gillian Anderson, Shannen Doherty, Salma Hayek, Kylie Minogue, Bill Paxton, Christina Applegate, Alyssa Milano, Ioan Gruffudd (mmmmm), Christian Slater …

PPS Fess up, have you kissed a celebrity?

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