Standing next to Susan Sarandon in an elevator at the Hollywood Renaissance Theatre, I nervously bungle an attempt to break the ice with one of my favorite Academy Award-winning actresses.
“So, what brings you here, Ms. Sarandon?” I finally inquired.
“I’m presenting for the Television Critics Association,” she responded, visibly aware of my childlike admiration and anxiety. “How about you?”
“I’m here for the convention, as well,” I replied.
“Are you an actor?” she asked.
“No,” I said. “I’m the star of a new reality TV series.”
With that revelation, my conversation with Susan Sarandon ground to a halt. Her telling countenance in response to my announced status as a reality TV star communicated her genuine ...