Meeting Hugh Jackman
July 9, 2004 7:46 AM   Subscribe

My friend is going to be in NYC soon to see "The Boy from Oz". Hugh Jackman does something of a meet-n-greet and she'd like to give him something nice and memorable to thank him for, y'know, doing his craft and whatnot. We've already pretty much ruled out a kiss on the cheek, but what would you suggest for her to do/give?
posted by codger to Human Relations (6 answers total)

He is very happily married... perhaps a little something for his wife, for being so supportive?
posted by silusGROK at 7:58 AM on July 9, 2004

I don't know about a gift for his wife. I have friend who plays guitar for a certain established singer/song writer and he gets gifts from fans (despite being a hired gun). Sometimes a fan wants to give something to his daughter and it kind of freaks him out. He just won't accept it—he has a hard enough time accepting gifts for himself.

I could be wrong, but I think most celebrities want to shield their families from fans, wether they're bearing gifts or not.
posted by btwillig at 9:45 AM on July 9, 2004

That's fair, BT.

I figured that since it was coming from a woman, it might seem like a lovely thought, rather than something stalkerly.
posted by silusGROK at 9:52 AM on July 9, 2004

Good point. If it was a unique enough gift it could work.
posted by btwillig at 10:45 AM on July 9, 2004

Unless someone does something especially for ME, I see no point in giving them a gift. Think about it - you don't give your garbage man a fruit basket, you don't give construction workers a teddy bear for their kids. These people get paid to do what they do. If they go out of their way to provide excellent service to you, of course it would be nice to show your appreciation. But it seems that actors get so much attention and money, they really don't need anything else from us poor schmucks that can barely make ends meet. If you want to show your appreciation, find out what charities your favorite celebrity is involved with and make a donation. I'm sure they'd be happy to hear that they inspired someone to do that, rather than be put in an awkward position of accepting an unwanted gift from a fan.
posted by MsVader at 12:47 PM on July 9, 2004

Even better idea, MsVader.
posted by btwillig at 1:24 PM on July 9, 2004

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