Sunday, June 29, 2008

Meeting James McAvoy

I went to the Jay Leno taping on Thursday, June 19th. We (two friends and my daughter) were sitting directly in front of the band, high in the risers, 2nd row from the back. It was obvious we were the only James McAvoy fans in that area of the audience, mostly tourists to see a taping of the show.

When James was about to come out from back stage, we saw him in the wings and waved frantically at him. We didn't think he would see us because it was dark. To our surprise James waved back enthusiastically. Of course we were thrilled and waved even more. He pretended to hide behind the wall, then jumped out, and then began waving enthusiastically again with his arms high above his head. We couldn't believe it, we were waving and laughing. Then he began dancing! I can't tell you how happy he made us.

After the show, my daughter and I made our way to the gates where the guests and Jay Leno normally come out of the parking lot. When we arrived, there were three autograph hounds waiting too. After waiting a few minutes, in the distance we saw a black Cadilac Escalade pulling up to the security/guard house, exiting the parking lot. It slowed down as it approached us with the window being rolled down. IT WAS JAMES!

The three autograph hounds made it to the car before my daughter and I. James signed their pictures and then it was my turn. He signed two pictures for me and two pictures for my daughter (the extra pictures were for our friends). I thanked him at least six times, while he signed my daughter's, he said, "I have to go. Sorry." About that moment two girls I had seen in the audience of the show came running up. James told them he was sorry he had to go. I thanked him again, I don't know what compelled me, but I told him, "I love you." He smiled and said something like. "Thank you." LOL!

I have to say, he has the Biggest, most amazing blue eyes, they are NOT color enhanced for the movies! James was wonderful to watch in person and even more wonderful to meet up close and personal!


Candace said...

Wow Joy! What a great read! I could totally picture you guys waving and laughing at the same time. I can honestly say that I feel like I've shared your experience. It's wonderful to know that you have (Great!) opportunities like these and share them. I'm excited with you! Thanks for sharing. =D

Joy Somerville said...

You're welcome Candace! Hopefully in the future you can come along and experience it yourself!