Thursday, March 19, 2009

I Dream of Celebrity

In slumberland I was at an exclusive celebrity shindig directly following a mega budget photo shoot by David LaChapelle that I had starred in (Thank you id! Be silent superego). Details are fuzzy but I saw/spoke with Jackie Beat, Judy Davis, Tahmoh Penikett, Rufus Wainwright, Terence Stamp and Marisa Tomei. One can't imagine the filofax that would contain each and all of them but it surely belongs to an oneirologist.

I shared a table with Olivia Newton-John and Cyndi Lauper who both smiled at me simultaneously. For a split second I was 10 and unimaginably happy but then I became my jaded adult self again. I tried not to mention that the dream would have been better if Madonna had been seated between them. The last thing I remember was chatting up Reese Witherspoon. I told her that her drink looked like a candy cane and she laughed. Her civilian guest glared at me, angry to see her meal ticket's attention temporarily diverted.

I didn't want to wake up.

Who is the last celebrity to make an appearance in your dreams?
(Not the daydream variety. We'd be here all day!)

36 comments:

Dame James Henry said...

Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens and the frightening part it was the fact that I didn't want to punch Vanessa in the face. And she was actually an interesting person who stood up for herself in the dream! Cra-zy!

NATHANIEL R said...

personality transplants in dreams are awesome.

Mikadzuki said...

I dreamt that I was chased by James Gandolfini through a huge store selling only gummi-like candy, and all the while I had to protect a little girl or something. So anyway, um...

Lev Lewis said...

Off-topic but ouch - D- or F for "Knowning"! I was thinking of seeing it this weekend. Not such a good idea?

Chris said...

Clint Eastwood.
He beat the shit out of me. Not a pleasant dream.

NATHANIEL R said...

Chris -- being beat up by a living saint must have some sort of cache right?

Lev -- it's absolutely ludicrous I can see people maybe enjoying it in the incredibly bad movie we love way. A helpful perhaps life saving hint: Bring earplugs.

John T said...

Last night-it was Robert Downey Jr., Susan Sontag, and Paulette Washington, and we were all waiting for a speaker that never came.

Lev Lewis said...

Are the earplugs for over-loud sound design or Cage's wooden voice?

Drew said...

Once I beat Julia Roberts in a running race, which made her incredibly mad... flash forward to Julia (still angry) and I being taught an acting class in a library by James McAVoy. I found him childish and so I left. Flash forward to a spaceship, on which I was consoling Keith Urban as he cradled Nicole Kidman's dead body!

There's also that dream from about a year ago in which Gaeta from Battlestar Galactica and I are in a post-apocalyptic world, and I venture onto the property of "the farmer", who is actually Pete Postlethwaite dressed as the grim reaper. Long, terrifying story short -- I get stabbed to death, wake up, and seriously struggle to to watch Pete Postlethwaite films ever again.

Aaron said...

Jenny Lewis and I grabbed a beer together.

NATHANIEL R said...

Drew that is hilarious. Julia is incredibly competitive and entitled so I can only imagine ;)

Alexis said...

Last night,it was Hilary Swank and Beyonce Knowles...
Hilary Swank gave her Oscars to Beyonce after they both agreed with me that Beyonce was trying harder than Hilary to win an Oscar.
and then I went on the merry go round with Sally Hawkins!

NATHANIEL R said...

Hilary gave BOTH of her Oscars up. I don't believe it!

Jer said...

Four years ago while I was in college, I had a really awful case of mono that came complete with insane fever dreams. One night, I dreamt that Annette Bening and Natalie Portman were acting as my nurses, complete with Darryl Hannah-style nursing outfits.

Another night with mono, I woke my roommate up screaming, "Get out of here! I don't even know you!" When she came in to wake me up, she asked me who I was talking to and I mumbled, "Brittany Murphy," before rolling over and falling back asleep.

Alexis said...

She actually did...She said she'd win another for Amelia! lol

Katey said...

I watched Freaks and Geeks before bed earlier this week, and then spent my dream hanging out with Jason Segel and Seth Rogen. I think Jason and I might have been on a date...I always did have a weakness for Nick Andopolis.

The Know Nothing Know It All said...

I had a dream that Ewan McGregor asked me out. He actually came to the house I grew up in in Canada to do so, and my mother inexplicably disapproved of him. We're talking "Date Ewan McGregor, and you're out of the will," disapproval.

I awoke knowing that there's only (or at least...) one man who would make me shuck my entire family to the curb without a moment's thought...

Anonymous said...

I meet Nicole Kidman...inside a volcano!

Anonymous said...

bite your tongue Alexis!

NATHANIEL R said...

the know nothing.... maybe your mother understood that Ewan's heart belongs to Nicole Kidman forever. Or maybe Jonathan Rhys Meyers depending on his mood.

Anonymous said...

I'd say Nicole Kidman...I just love the innocence he has in his eyes when he says love is like oxygen!

Dave said...

I don't really remember dreams, but I did once have a rather frightening one where Uma Thurman (in Kill Bill mode and costume, but as Uma) killed Natalie Portman and William Petersen (who knows why them) by slicing their limbs off and came after me. I think I woke up before she got me, though, so phew.

Melanie said...

Matt Damon. I don't know what he's like in real life, but he was incredibly caring, kind and gentle in my dream.

Anonymous said...

I had a dream with Nicole Kidman and she was jealous of JJL for getting to interview with Nat from the Film Experience!

Patrick said...

I always heard in psychology classes that you never dream of famous people/real life people you haven't met but I've had several dreams about celebrities.

Most recently I dreamt that Richard Jenkins was my grandfather.

JoFo said...

Daniel Craig.

And this is a family blog, so details wont be disclosed.

JoFo said...

Daniel Craig.

And this is a family blog, so details wont be disclosed.

bijoux said...

Nick Cave, who was waiting for me to go out but i could not find anything to wear :((

Seeking Amy said...

Penelope Cruz

I met her on a plane and we started making out...then she turned into my best guy friend. Is my subconscious trying to tell me something?

Otto said...

A couple of days ago, Jennifer Jason Leigh (in her Synecdoche New York old make up) yelled at me. She was frightening.

And last night I was in a plane and Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were sitting 2 seats in front of me. Next to them were Natalie Portman and Keira Knightley, who started arguing in a very listen-to-me-Im-famous way the moment the plane took off. Then Amy Adams (who was very nice and I was striked to see wearing casual clothes, instead of a Disney Princes dress or something nun-y) took some photos with me. Its weird, I never dream of celebrities, and just last night a bunch of them decided to share a flight with me :)

Walter L. Hollmann said...

i usually don't remember altogether well, but i know something involving zebras, zebra cakes, and quite possibly Sam Elliot occurred a couple of nights ago.

Alex said...

Recently, Michelle Pfeiffer showed me the cave she hid in with Kathleen Turner, Debra Winger, and Mia Farrow during her 2002-2007 blip. It's a very large cave that holds all actresses who are in hiding. Dianne Wiest was in that day visiting friends.

NATHANIEL R said...

Alex, can i sleep with you?

I mean that in the REM sense of course!

Deborah said...

Clooney

Anonymous said...

Last weekend I was giving a blow job to Jake Gyllenhaal while being f****d by Brad Pitt... in my dreams...

I know... I'm absolutely gay.

Jill said...

You are probably the only person in the known universe besides me who still dreams of Terence Stamp. :-)