So, Friday, Sat, and yesterday was kind of a whirl wind for me. Mostly because I was screening 3 Tribeca films (1 doc, 2 shorts) and I was traveling all over the place.
Sunday, I saw 2 shorts, the latter being Shorts: Status Update where Pitch Black Heist would be making (correct me if I’m wrong) it’s US debut (it’s really good guys w/ or w/o Michael.) So, I take my seat and I’m sorta chillin when all of a sudden I see Mr. Fassbender w/ PBH director and friend John Maclean. So, outside I’m completely calm, but inside I’m freaking out. For the first 10 mins of the screening my mind was all in a tizzy. I literally couldn’t focus knowing that he was right across the room (and the theater ain’t that big.) After, that I forgot about him, because the shorts were THAT amazing. I loved them all.
At the end the writers, directors, and actors all went up for a Q & A but Michael stayed back (as someone else said, he probably didn’t want to take the attention away from John.) I slip out because my friend who lived close by wanted to meet at a corner to say hi (keep in mind the weather is shite.) I go out and right when I do I get a text saying that he couldn’t make it. Annoyed that I had gone out in the rain for nothing I walk back in to catch the rest of the Q & A and who do I see casually leaning against the wall texting on his phone? Yep, Fassbender.
Now I become a horrible awkward mess, and turn from an almost 20 year old college student to a 13 year old girl who still has the Orlando Bloom posters hanging on her walls. I then weigh my options and have an internal battle on weather to approach him or not. Finally, I decided YOL fucking O I’m going for it. I said hi, told him I was a fan of his work, asked if he would take a picture with me, shook his hand, and walked back in the theater. He was is seriously the nicest guy. He looked pretty tired, but was very polite and sweet. Not even God awful NYC weather could kill my high. Awesome day!
Side bar: I totally hate this picture of me, but who cares. He brought the smolder and that’s all that matters.