It’s about 60 bucks for Lauren Graham’s autograph on eBay. Would you get one?
BBC’s Newsbeat has an article on the popularity of autographs in the age of the selfie and includes some choice words from Sean Gunn (Kirk Gleason) at Comic-Con:
Sean: I try to look at it from their [the fan’s] point of view… For each fan that comes up to me, that’s what they’re going to remember of me. So long as I look at everybody as individuals, it helps me not feel it’s monotonous in any way… I certainly owe them whatever honesty I can give them.
Stand-up guy, right? Just like Luke. Heh…
Lorelai: And you know what phrase I keep using? ‘Stand-up.’ ‘Luke Danes is a stand-up guy. He’s an upstanding member of Stars Hollow, a real stand-up citizen.’ People are gonna think he’s turned into a comedian.
Can you name two other things from Lorelai’s ensuing ‘monkey monkey underpants’ monologue? Which, incidentally, oughta sit right alongside Hamlet’s soliloquy in any budding actor’s audition portfolio.
Whose autograph would you pay good money for? I think part of the attraction of autographs is that the actor (hopefully) touched it with their own hands and unlike selfies, it’s less about showing others that you were there with them. Less showy, more respectable. Maybe I’m just old-fashioned that way.
I am also loving how Sean comes off as chivalrous as Kirk in the scene pictured above, looking after Lorelai. He’s related to a 12th Century knight y’know.
Pic c/o TheWB