Professional Fangirl LC meets Taylor and hung out, outside of the set of Grown Ups 2!
Around the corner there were signs for a “VIP Base Camp” at the end of a long dirt driveway with a super friendly police officer patrolling a handful of fans waiting of just about anyone, but mostly Taylor Lautner. After being forced to park what seemed like miles away we took up residency on a cozy little boulder on the side of the dirt driveway thanks to the police officer who told us we could, and the waiting commenced. We couldn’t see any of the trailers because they were up the driveway hidden away behind trees and what-not, but we knew they were up there because of all the vans and trucks that kept making their way in and out with cast, crew, and props. The best news was that by the time we got there it looked like they were cleaning up, so we didn’t have to wait that long at all!
Taylor was one of the very last to leave, and his car came down immediately behind Adam Sandler’s. While Adam Sandler was high fiving people out of his backseat window I noticed a sweet smile and some tan skin sticking out of a window in the truck behind him. Sure enough, it was Taylor! Though he wasn’t able to get out of the car he gave lots of high fives and took as many pictures through the window as he could before he got swarmed. I was too busy taking video and being completely awe-struck to try taking a picture, but it worked out because in my video he looks directly into my camera and gives me a wave! SWOONS FOREVER.
After a small freak out session in the driveway over seeing everyone, especially Taylor, we realized that the entire cast and crew was gone and it was time to go. It was so early and we had the night free now, so we decided to drive down to Boston for the night and get dinner on the town. We drove downtown, parked in one of those multi-story underground lots that I thought was totally creepy, and came up street side to find the first decent looking restaurant to grab some nourishment after a long, stressful day. The three of us are walking down the sidewalk when… “Um, is that…?” And yes. Yes it was. There was Taylor in all of his tan skin glory getting out of his car in work out clothes, a Boston fitted, and holding a football. It looked like he had walked right out of the gym, it was magical! Of course we asked for pictures and even though he seemed (and looked) really tired, he was sweet enough to say, “Of course, let’s do this!” Taylor took pictures with all three of us and then a little girl who spotted him from across the street with her mom before thanking us and wishing us all a goodnight.
I know that I am always going on about how nice this celebrity was and how nice that celebrity was, but I promise you one thing and one thing only: No one, and I mean NO ONE, is as nice to their fans as Taylor Lautner. No one. In all the times I have seen him (promoting ‘Twilight’ movies, filming ‘Abduction’, etc.) I have never seen him turn anyone down, or be rude, throw shade, or even be just the slightest ounce of annoyed at anyone asking for a picture or a signature. Never. Not once. So, your faves may be your faves, but Taylor Lautner is the be-all, end-all personification of celebrities who love their fans. I am grateful to Taylor for always being so kind, so generous, and so charming.
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