At first he turns around by instinct, because someone called his name. But then you can actually see him looking to (his) right, considering for a second, then back at Marie, Marie just called him ‘Dean’, and he suddenly realizes that. For Marie, Dean is a hero, a legend, someone to write about and sing about, and she recognizes him, as Dean, as the hero.
❝Yeah, in fact I would even say that in the beginning I was much more hesitant. I don’t know if guarded is the right word, but there was definitely more of a hesitation than the embracing of fans. But what I’ve learned is that the hesitation came from just the few bad apples who give fans that kind of negative vibe. And it took things like this, meeting the fans and being part of the show, having the response from people who really enjoy the show and are entertained by it and by my work, the more I realize that is a necessary connection and I think really important. And when you think about it, that’s really very flattering. When it comes down to it, you guys keep us employed. If we didn’t have people watching, we wouldn’t be on the air. So you know, this is an undeniable appreciation from me. And I think on a personal level – I mean, my mom is a fan of tv shows, and I think my mom is an angel on earth, so I have no reason to believe that people like that aren’t right here in this room too.❞