I love how my LA theater path keeps leading to intersections with actors and directors who were awesome and hearthrobby stars of 90s sitcoms. Most recently, Saturday night I met Ryder Strong, or to those of us who once lived and died by TGIF, Shawn from Boy Meets World. I feel like I’m really good at treating them respectfully, as the people they are today, as opposed to the people they were in their youth. My interaction with Ryder went smoothly. After some discussion about playwriting:
Him: Yeah, it’s different being in LA as an adult – I was out here when I was a teenager, I was on this / show –
Me: YEAH TOTALLY I KNOW AND YOU WERE LIKE REALLY GOOD ON IT YOU WERE SO GOOD.
…A strange pause.