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It was a pretty slow week here in fan girl world, and after a Drew Barrymore snub at "Good Morning America," I was sure there would be any new encounters this week.
Then I heard that Tilda Swinton would be on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and decided to try my luck there, all the while getting a chance to show my support for "We Need to Talk About Kevin," which gets a wide release starting today. "The Daily Show" is usually a sure thing but the seemingly never ending rain had me a bit nervous nonetheless.
Upon her arrival, Swinton ran in, admitting she was late and promising to stop for everyone on her way out. Sure enough, the actress is a woman of her word.
It was still raining, but thankfully a "Daily Show" employee held an umbrella over her so she could take her time signing and posing for pictures.
I told her how excited I am about "We Need to Talk About Kevin" and added, "I can't believe you didn't get an Oscar nomination. You were robbed!"
"There's always next year," she answered with a kind smile. I have to say I admire her optimism; we should all be so positive.
In an attempt to keep our conversation rolling, I asked her who she was rooting for in the Super Bowl. As a New Yorker, I hoped she would say the New York Giants, but, alas, she left me without an answer. This makes me think she might be rooting for the Patriots, but I'll forgive her for that. Just this once.
Like many of you, Professional Fan Girl Lauren Cox has always had a fascination with movie stars. She's turned her hobby – hitting premieres and other events in New York City to meet them – into a blog, and now a NextMovie column. Keep up with her adventures meeting celebs by following her on Twitter.