Just about all of us have been approached by someone who informs us we look like a celebrity of one sort or another. Sometimes more than one.
I’m among those who’ve occasionally been compared to a couple of different people in the limelight.
The most recent had me scratching my head and laughing…politely….
I was with some friends during a girl’s night out at a local museum. We perused the rooms admiring art and chatting amongst ourselves. At one point I was alone, studying a large painting when I noticed a security guard continually glancing at me.
After a few moments, he approached me and said, “Has anyone ever told you you look like the spittin’ image of Glenn Close?”
I was a little taken aback, confused and paused for second to let is process. Then it dawn on me why he must have thought such a thing. This realization came because I had just spent a weekend evening riveted to network television, watching a movie I had never seen before. Fatal Attraction.
It’s had to be the hair.
I have crazy, bunny-killing-knife-weilding-stalker hair.
Okay. Duly noted.
Obviously, this man meant no ill so I thanked him, smiled and forgot all about the painting I had been pondering as images of a crazy lady chasing a dirty dog cheater around his house flooded my memory.
Oh well. At least he didn’t tell me I was the spittin’ image of Michael Douglas.
I’ve also been told I look like Joan Cusak. Of course the random people who have told me this don’t realize this compliment conjures one of two images in my mind. First, being that of Cusak in the movie ‘Sixteen Candles’ trying to drink from a can while wearing a neck brace.
The other is this one…
It could be worse. No one has ever approached me at the beach to tell me I look like Sasquatch. (There is one advantage to being baby-bum pale…white leg hair.)
There is one more I’ve gotten on several occasions. Drew Barrymore.
It’s can be a little unnerving, especially since there are days I feel that awkward. Those are the days when I must stand up, dust myself off and remind myself “I’m not Josie Grossie any more!”
In all seriousness, I’m 99.97% convinced that a vast majority of people who make those connections mean for them to be compliments. Clearly, there is something that particular person admires in a celebrity or a character they once played. Who knows, maybe that security guard is really into the blonde psycho killer look.
In truth, being told I look like any one of these women is such a compliment.
So, I’m curious. Who do people say you look like?