A tale I heard
Actor, writer, director Zach Braff on how he never gets tired of meeting stars:
"My friend invited me to go to dinner with Al Pacino. Al Pacino is like a god to me. I was so excited. I took it very seriously because I pictured us in the corner, candle-lit dinner, my friend and Al Pacino. I get there and it’s like a 12-person dinner at a hotel. Al’s at the far end and I’m sitting, pouting at my end of the table.
So I’m just staring at him and finally, at one moment, everyone gets up to go smoke. And I realise I’m the only person left with Al Pacino. So, I go: ‘This is my moment, come on Zach, you have to have courage you’ve got to go do this.’ I went and sat across from him and he was so sweet, and he asked me about my work and I, of course, asked him about being Al Pacino. And then at a certain point, he looks around and he reaches in his pocket and he pulls out a tiny action figure of Albert Einstein. And he goes: ‘Do you see this? I carry this in my pocket every single day. A friend gave it to me and it’s in my pocket every single day.’ And I’m like: ‘O…OK.’ And he goes: ‘Say hello to my little friend!’
Then, people start coming back and he put it in his pocket like it never happened."