In a now-deleted tweet, author Jaya Saxena, posed the question “What’s the most accurate celebrity sighting you’ve ever had?” The tweet generated a lot of pretty amazing responses. Here are the best of them.
Adam Driver being sweet to a little boy at a Hudson News in 2017. The kid tried to get his dad’s attention for a while before he wandered over and yelled, “You’re KYLO REN.” Driver knelt down, shook his hand and said, “I’m on a mission from Snoke, so you can call me Adam.”
— don’t 👻, vote! (@mcterzakis) February 28, 2019
NYC Starbucks, 12 years ago, my 1 yr old laughing uncontrollably. Turn around and Robin Williams under a hoodie is making goofy faces at him.
— stace maples (@mapninja) February 28, 2019
Weird Al Yankovic wandering around a party with a kid sitting on his shoulders. Claire Danes dashing down a West Village block in a strapless white cocktail dress and heels muttering “fuck fuck fuck.”
— your friend Helen (@hels) February 28, 2019
I worked at the Cracker Barrel closest to NYC (still about a 45-60 minute drive outside the city). George Clinton and some his band mates came in for breakfast (at maybe 6:30 am) reeking of weed and asking very insistently if we had pinto beans this early.
— evil fizz (@evil_fizz) February 28, 2019
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard looking radiant and engaged in no doubt loving conversation in Park Slope while my dog took a giant shit outside their house.
— Lizzie O’Leary (@lizzieohreally) February 28, 2019
Christopher Plummer in an old-timey outfit walking in the park with his dog trotting beside him, off-leash, in perfect heel.
— Emily (@EmilyABroderick) February 28, 2019
Brooklyn Heights promenade: I see a child leaping along the benches, and then a mom makes what I swear was a magical sound with her voice to call to her. It was Bjork.
— Maris Kreizman (@mariskreizman) February 28, 2019
Tracy Morgan standing outside an East Village bar with the real life versions of Grizz and Dot Com (all in track suits), used the “you dropped something/want to pick up a conversation with me” line, then saw I was in a bad mood and said “girl, sadness is BULLSHIT”
— Whitney McIntosh (@WhitneyM02) February 28, 2019
Keanu Reeves, wearing black sweater, black pants, black shoes, large camera on a strap over his shoulder, walking through the Lower East Side and stopping regularly to take tilted-angle photographs of garbage and graffiti
— Michael Caley (@MC_of_A) February 28, 2019
Chris Evans once held the door open for my friend when she had a knee scooter after breaking her foot
— Grace Kelley (@GraceFacesPlace) February 28, 2019
Also saw John Krasinski and Emily Blunt entering Locanda Verde one Thanksgiving weekend with a big family group. A little kid was earnestly asking “Isn’t that right Uncle John?” and JK responding “that’s right buddy.”
— Ismat Sarah Mangla (@ismat) March 1, 2019
I was at a film festival & Alan Rickman was there. I asked him for a photo and he said “alright” in the longest most Alan Rickman possible voice. Then a man interrupted us and asked him to sign a Die Hard DVD and he told him “I’m talking to someone. Wait. Your.Turn.” Amazing.
— Courtné Rosé 🍸 (@ChicagosCRose) March 1, 2019
Larry David standing on a street in Santa Monica outside a restaurant waiting for the valet in tennis shoes, jeans, a t shirt and blazer.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) February 28, 2019
Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor waiting in line for the bathroom at a Springsteen concert
— natalie (@natalieayay) February 28, 2019
Carol Kane arguing about sale prices at the UWS Bed Bath and Beyond.
— Dominique Jean-Louis (@DominiqueJL15) February 28, 2019
Mindy Kaling in the ice cream aisle at Whole Foods on a Sunday night
— Sandra Bo Bandra (@boguspress) February 28, 2019
I watched Michael Cera get cut in line for the bathroom then make a quick series of confused and disappointed faces.
— Amanda W (@imakeyourcoffee) February 28, 2019
Ran into Sam Shepard in the rain one early morning in a coffee shop and he said only “nice hat,” gruffly, with a twinkle, before passing by.
— Summer Brennan 🌈👠 (@summerbrennan) February 28, 2019
Lou Reed came into the place I was working and some coworker we all disliked freaked out, ran over to the stereo to turn off whatever was playing and “Sunday Morning” by the Velvet Underground started to play. Lou loudly said “Fuck this” and walked out.
— Jason Diamond (@imjasondiamond) February 28, 2019
Just here to say that celeb sightings on the bus are a specific level of Achievement Unlocked. For me it was standing next to Lucy Liu on one of the Fifth Ave buses.
— My Public Account (@RachelPublic) February 28, 2019
Micheal Stipe in a small West Villiage cafe asking for “unpronounceable Jewish cookies.” I turned to him and in my most phlegmy voice said, ”they’re pronounced Rugelaccccchhhh.”
— marion (@marionrose) February 28, 2019
Camila Cabello in SoHo, shopping. I told her she looked like Camila Cabello and she tried to convinced me she was actually her while I was ignoring her acting like she was joking. Turned out she was indeed and I freaked out.. yeap.
— Adrianna (@AdriannaMvv) March 1, 2019
Tom Hanks saying “No more Power Rangers!” to his son in a Pacific Palisades toy store.
— Chris Dudas (@dudezilla) February 28, 2019
Mine is also Tracy Morgan: driving a red Maserati very slowly around the Meatpacking District, playing (and singing) Roxxxxxxxaaaaane by The Police at full tilt.
— Jess Scully (@jessaroo) February 28, 2019
I remember your ass😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🧡
— George Clinton (@george_clinton) February 28, 2019
David Hasselhoff in NYC around 2002 practically begging to be recognized and telling total strangers they were welcome to take a picture with him
— Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) February 28, 2019
2nd-Grace Jones butting in to tell woman I was with who was complaining abt a date "Honey, all you need is a vibrator". (NB: I have been telling this story FOR YEARS. It was such a 1985 moment!)
— AppliedNewtonian (@refunfunyadora) February 28, 2019