Sunday, May 2, 2010

I Can't Believe I Forgot This!

There's this great story about my grampa that I was going to be sure to mention when I wrote about him, and I just now remembered that I had forgotten it!  Here it is:

When I was 18 years old, I went to visit my grandparents in Ventura, CA.  That was in the Fall of 2000.  While I was there, they were filming to movie Swordfish in downtown Ventura, and my grampa thought it would be a special treat to take me over there to watch some of it.  So we went.  

Grampa parks the car, and leads me down to where the filming is taking place. 

He walks past the barricade and continues to walk down the street.  

Past the actors dressed in SWAT gear on a tank, past the people running the opposite direction down the sidewalk. 

I'm tip-toeing behind him whispering, "Grampa, I'm not sure we should be back here!"  

Suddenly, the director is shouting over the loudspeaker, "EVERYONE WHO IS NOT IN THE MOVIE GET ON THAT SIDE OF THE STREET!!!!" 

LOL!  Yeah, he was yelling at us!  I was SO embarrassed, but I didn't want to ruin Grampa's chance of watching the filming, so I sucked it up and we went across the street to the crowd behind the barricade and tried to watch, but there was nothing interesting happening and we finally got to leave.  

You know, at the time I thought he was just being oblivious, but now I wonder if he was trying to photo-bomb the movie.  That would have been awesome! 

That is the story of how my grampa and I almost became movie stars!


Renae said...

That's hilarious! Your grandpa sounds like a neat guy.

Dana Cheryl said...

I like his style!!!

Mary said...

He was only trying to help my career along! :)