So unapproachable on the last day of shooting Fatal Attraction, do you remember that movie?,but you know me by now, they say don’t talk to the stars and I do anyway.Half day job in a bowling alley. In the movie it’s a split screen with Glen Close crying as she listens to the opera and he’s blowing with his wife and friends. . .and me. Mr. Douglas is a super bowler, the pins flew. During the break I walked over and told him I loved one of his movies Running. Not a big hit but an emotional film. He thanked me with a big hug, shook his head and commented that he never understood why it wasn’t a hit. We spoke briefly about the business.
The exceptional actor, son of Kirk Douglas, appeared to be so vulnerable for just a moment,guard down. A bit of kindness from a stranger brought that out.
“Places” called the director, the bowling and happy atmosphere came to life. And then work came to an end, a terrific movie ready to be tweaked and sent to theaters all over. Since it was the last day of shooting, a cake was wheeled out on a huge tray. Tension ebbed, laughter took over.
End of story so that’s all, folks. One thing to keep in mind, kindness to strangers opens up friendship and your heart. Be well. Life’s short. Enjoy every moment.