I’ll start off by making clear that I’m not asking, here, for anybody’s email address.
A few months back I was in a situation, rather too personal to describe on the SDMB, involving a fairly minor TV celebrity, a guy with an ongoing secondary role in a TV series. Nothing dire; but I think he wouldn’t mind hearing from me. But (a clue, but don’t get carried away) he doesn’t know my name.
I’ve been trying to word this OP in such a way as to not raise suspicions that I want to stalk this guy, crawl in a window, get him to read a script, or anything else awful. Nor do I think we were married in a previous life, or in Canada.
What I would like to do is get a 2 or 3-sentence email to him.
But as we all know, that’s pretty close to impossible.
I suppose I could try to find out who his agent is, and send something that way. But I don’t care to have the agent read it, or to have some secretary throw it away, or toss it in the can. See, the celeb would know right away that I’m legit IF he actually reads the letter, but someone else would just say, “yeah, here’s another one” and toss it.
If you’re already feeling skeptical, you can see why I assume getting such a communicae to him would be–impossible.
But email, on the face of it, might be a bit likelier. To send an email does not require knowing the person’s physical address or phone number. Weird, threatening, or sick emails can be deleted. Viruses–OK, there’s a danger, but anyone on the net at all faces it, and it’s not like its gonna burst out of the machine and grab him.
So why don’t media celebs have public email addresses, the contents of which they might glance at now and then between scripts and shoots? I can see that it might be a hassle; but it’s an ignorable hassle, ultimately, and in theory they might receive some info that they are glad they received.
Is there such a thing as a kind of “central email exchange” for celebrities? Could there be? Why not? (Does it really come down to the agents not wanting outside direct access?)
I have no interest IN GENERAL in contacting actors or celebrities, just a reason to contact this one person.
Yup, I can’t force anyone to believe that my intentions are pure, can I. But mightn’t they be–hypothetically?