Monday, April 11, 2011

My One Tree Hill Brunch Encounter

This is the story of how I acted like a fool in front of an actor.

As random celebrity encounters go, I've had my fair share. Britney Spears in the Westminster Abbey. George Clooney on the beach in Hawaii. Natalie Portman and Bono in my office building. Willie Nelson on the street. 

These are but a few of my brushes with the famous, where I've always kept it super cool. Recently, however, when I found myself brunching with a One Tree Hill actor I was just a kidnapping and cornmaze chase shy of Crazy Nanny Carrie.

Last weekend, with my Date Night gift basket in tow, Dan and I went to a engagement brunch for our friends Katie and Kyle.

The Nearlyweds!

It was a really beautiful party, in the prettiest historic home. The hosts even brought in caterers to serve up omlets for all the guests.....

I didn't have an omlet, but I did eat cake.

Everything about this party was perfect, really. The boys found a place to hold court by the bar....

...while the girls caught up at a pretty table.

While I was making my own plate, I saw a very distinguished looking man. I know this guy, I thought...but how? Then, when I sat down to eat, he was there again, the How-Do-I-Know-Him guy, RIGHT by me, talking to Dan's best friend, Dave.

So I ask Dan who he is; he has no idea. I tell him I think he's an actor. Why would an actor be at Katie and Kyle's brunch? I keep staring up at him. The man catches my constast gaze. Dan whispers he can take a photo of him with his phone, then Google-goggle him. I have, shockingly, SOME shame, so I won't allow it. I overhear the guy tell Dave he's been doing plays lately. I share this intel with Dan, affirming my suspiscions. I was right, he is an actor. Still, I can't figure out where I've seen his work. Everyone else is staring at him now, the word must be out, I think, that we have a celeb amongst us...

Finally, the bride-to-be comes over and I overhear her tell the other end of the table that yes, the man - a member of her family-  has been in tons of tv shows and movies. She can't recall all the parts he's played, but he's done small roles in a zillion big things. Then I hear all I needed to know to solve this mystery: One Tree Hill.

He was Peyton's dad.

Photo Credit here 

With that, like a total fool, I looked up at the man, whose real name is Kevin Kilner, and said to his face, "You're Peyton's dad, I finally figured it out!"
Turns out Peyton's Dad is also Dave's long lost cousin - small world!

Of course, he was having a conversation with Dave at the time and didn't know I was talking to, or rather, AT him so, mortified, I got up and left the table where I would hide for the rest of the afternoon from Lucas Scott's father-in-law.

I've never acted so silly before in front of anyone. Not Britney, not Clooney. Not Bono, not Willie. I always excuse my One Tree Hill obsession as just brain candy. It isn't, afterall, the most intellectually stimulating show on television, but I have long been a shameless fan. After "meeting" Peyton's Dad, though, I may need to lay off SOAP Network reruns, as it's clear this show had done a real number on me.



Dee Stephens said...

This is hysterical! They film that show down here in Wilmington, NC. I've met my share of celebs too but the most stupid I've ever acted was in front of Pat McGee! HOTTIE!

Kori said...

How fun is that!???? I love this post honey! I was caught up in the suspense! I hope you had a great weekend and have a fabulous Monday doll! Kori xoxo

The Watts Watch said...

LOL! Considering my OTH love I would have done the exact same thing! :)

Hines-Sight said...

You are hysterical. I adore you! I left Wilmington when One Tree Hill started there. Dawson's Creek was in my day. :)

Tricia said...

OMG...I can't believe that. I act like a crazy high school girl when I see a celeb. When I saw Jen Aniston in NY, I went crazy. :)

daphne @ flip flops and pearls said...

OH MY GOSH!! How flippin cool is that??? Too funny!!!

On another note, I am LOVING that blue room with white trim....gorgeous color:)

Hyphen Interiors said...

I love it!! Great post. Hilarious. You have had your fair share of run ins. And, it sounds like random ones. I've only had a few, no one THAT famous - friends of a good actress friend type of thing. I'm sure he didn't think much of it. Cute! I wanted to say thank you for your comment earlier - glad I'm not the only one who is scissor-challenged!

P.S. Your comments come in as no-reply. If you want it to be possible to respond directly back to the comment email alert with an email, that can be changed in your blogger profile. Just click show email address. (Just in case that is helpful.)

swiss said...

dying laughing....the other K is laughing too!!! we will make sure to get a lot of photo opps at the wedding!!

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Anonymous said...

Live and let live.


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