So basically I had given up on running into Jared not at a con. It’s happened twice before that I came SO CLOSE to meeting him and missed him by literally 2 hours. When I saw that he was at the Vampire Diaries con at the Rio I freaked out. I had no idea if I would be able to find him but I had to try. Luckily my mom is just as crazy a fangirl as I am (she’s a Dean/Jensen girl but still) and said she would go with me. At first we thought we would go to the Rio but the tweet was had already been posted half an hour before I saw it so we decided to go to the Bellagio because we knew we’d seen pictures of him there in the past. It was completely a shot in the dark but at least we could say we tried.
So we got over to the Bellagio and had no idea where to begin. It was a Saturday night in Vegas and there where literally thousands of people there. After a little bit of wandering I thought “okay it’s not gonna happen.” So we decided to go to Jean Philipe (to drown our sorrows in chocolate) and we turned the corner past the blackjack tables to head over there and out of the corner of my eye I saw Clif. I stopped dead in my tracks, I grabbed my mom’s shoulder and said “There’s Clif.” Then I panned over and saw Jared sitting in the middle of the table and I said “OMG there he is.” I started tearing up immediately. I couldn’t believe it. I just stood there shaking and crying. My mom asked if we should just go over to him but I thought we couldn’t interrupt his game. Pretty soon Clif noticed me. He looked over in our direction and I was freaking out like maybe he was going to tell security to tell us to move. Then he went over to Jared and whispered something to him. I saw Jared mouth “where?” and Clif sort of motioned on our direction and then JARED FREAKING LOOKED AT ME. Then I was really freaking out. I didn’t know if we were doing something wrong but I didn’t want to be this close to him and not say anything to him so we just decided to stay. We watched him play for a little while, he was winning and cheering and clapping and looked so happy and relaxed. That made my heart so happy to see.
Jason was there with him and saw Jeff walking over to the table to meet him. It was so amazing just to watch him enjoy himself for a little while. At one point he stood up from the table and almost knocked his chair over. He high fives everyone and went over to Clif and jumped on him and hugged him and was cheering and smiling and laughing and it was the cutest thing I’ve ever seen in my life. He looked at me like 5 times the whole time we were standing there and I looked away like “OMG STHAP” lol. He and Clif talked a few times and eventually Clif walked over to us. He stepped up on front of us and did a little motion with his hands like “come on.” I was immediately like “are you serious? Thank you soooo much!” And he said “we didn’t want you to have to stand there ALL NIGHT.” Well I would have.
As we were going over to the table Jared stood up and greeted us. He seemed even taller this time which I don’t know how that’s possible. I said to him “I’m so sorry I didn’t want to interrupt you.” And he said “NO NOT AT ALL! What’s your name?” I told him and he said “I’m Jared.” Like I didn’t know, dork. It was so sweet and cute though. Then he asked my mom and he said “here’s let’s take pictures.” We got together and took the picture. Then as my mom and I were trading off he was like “no he saw y'all and I was like being them over here.” I told Clif “I saw YOU first!” and he winked at me. Afterwards I went in for a big hug and he hugged me back I said “THANK YOU SO MUCH.” And he said “No thank y'all.” Then he said “good luck out here.” Obviously he didn’t realize that I lived here but I’ll still take the good luck wishes from Jared for my life in Vegas. Before we left I told him thank you again and that I loved him but I don’t know if he quite heard me but he blew kisses before we left.
It was the most random, crazy and magical moment of my life. I am still in shock that it happened. I’ve definitely cried several times over it already. I can not thank Jared or Clif enough for being so incredibly gracious to us. I will never get over how warm and inviting Jared is and how he is always willing to take time out for his fans. He is a class act and such a sweetheart. We are truly so lucky that our cast cares about us so much and are some of the nicest people in the business. I’m so thankful I finally had this opportunity, it was the craziest most amazing thing ever and just to be able to see him for a few moments completely unexpectedly was simply incredible. I feel so so very lucky. Thank you again Jared and Clif! Such an amazing night
Pretty much everything [Bill] did in the movie was improvised, except for the big speech he gave on the Dalai Lama. But almost everything else—I would say 95 percent of his work—was improvised. The speech he performs as he cuts off the heads of the flowers with a garden tool was completely improvised. Only the action is indicated in the script: “The greenskeeper, Carl, lops the heads off tulips as he practices his golf swing…”
With that particular speech, the “Cinderella story” speech, I had been out jogging one day, and one way I kept up my spirits was to be the announcer at the Olympics: “It’s the end of the last lap of the marathon; let’s see who’s entering the stadium…oh, it’s Harold Ramis!” So I said to Bill on the set, “You know when you’re pretending that you’re a sports announcer and calling the play-by-play…” He said, “Don’t say anymore.” I got it.” He started talking and improvising, and that speech was the result.
haha, you know that Bill Murray story where he takes the person’s fry and tells them “Nobody will believe you”? Something similar happened to me, except it was Ellen DeGeneres and she fucking slit my dad’s throat.