How to get the most of of your fan experience when meeting you favorite Twilight star! Fan Encounter Etiquette 101

All of us love the stars. All of us want to meet the stars. Sometimes the universe is in the right alignment for you to do that. Want to make sure you are meeting them properly? Use these etiquette guidelines to make sure you are being a good fan.
Some GOOD guidelines:

1. If they are with their children or family members, keep your distance. While many celebrities are more than gracious with their fans, they are extremely protective of their family members. Many young children with celebrity parents do not fully realize what Mommy or Daddy does for a living. The idea of total strangers approaching their parents can easily frighten them. Stars may also fear stalkers or kidnappers, and are especially guarded around their own children. You may encounter a very persuasive bodyguard if you approach any celebrity on vacation with their family. Wait until the person is alone before approaching them, or wait for them to acknowledge your presence before getting too close for comfort.

2. Actors and other celebrities should still be addressed as Mr. or Ms. If you do approach a celebrity, address them as Mister Pattinson or Ms. Stewart, never Robert or Kristen. If they give you permission to address them by their first names, then you may do so, sparingly. Maintain a very polite and friendly tone, but never assume that you are a close and personal friend. Overly familiar behavior can cause a celebrity to become nervous and guarded. If you encounter a celebrity while performing your job, you should be especially sure to refer to them by the proper address.

3. Actors in public are not their characters. Never call an actor by their character's name- that is considered bad form universally. Don't ask them to repeat a popular catchphrase or well-known dialogue. You're not the first one to approach Nikki Reed with a "please say my monkey man" or ask Kellan Lutz to act out Robert running. Actors are much more likely to respond to a thoughtful comment on their work or congratulations on an award. The worst thing you can do is berate an actor for their character's actions. Some actors live in fear that an angry fan will attack them for something their character may have done. Separate the actor from the role before approaching them.

4. If the occasion is very informal, relax and enjoy the company. Celebrities lead very complicated lives while 'on the job', so vacations are taken very seriously. Many famous people look forward to the opportunity to quit being famous for a short time. If you are fortunate enough to meet a celebrity on vacation, keep the atmosphere light and friendly. Discuss the beautiful weather or that fabulous restaurant in town. Suggest places to see or just grab a few drinks and relax. Don't get caught up in documenting the entire experience- live in the moment with your new friend who happens to live in California. You'll have plenty of time to tell all your friends back home who you met on vacation.

5. If you encounter a celebrity while on the job, remember your job. Famous people rely on discretion when spending time in public. If you work at the front desk of the hotel they are staying in, maintain your professional bearing. Never reveal their presence or their room numbers to anyone who does not strictly need to know. The same holds true for the wait staff at a restaurant or the workers at the airport. Being a member of the staff may allow you more access to famous people, but this does not entitle you to violate their privacy. You may still approach them for an autograph or picture, but use even more discretion while performing your duties. Celebrities tend to remember those who provide the best service without compromising their privacy. That is the list you'll want to be on.

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Comment by tet_d on June 18, 2009 at 6:41pm
Wow! A good load of advice. I was thinking of that fan who grabbed Robert while reading this. Hmm, the paps are on the job but I rarely hear them greet actors as Mister or Miss (well, except of course to those huge stars like Anthony Hopkins and the like). Go Alison! And better yet post this with that wanted ad made by a twifan yesterday. lol
Comment by Kim on June 18, 2009 at 6:53pm
Love this! I know a few places i'm posting this advice:)
Comment by STUPID LAMB :) ! on June 18, 2009 at 6:58pm
COOL IM SO READY TO MET SOME STARZ :)
Comment by Jessica Ziesmer on June 18, 2009 at 7:58pm
Thanks for the posting, tho I'll probably never meet a star. If I knew there'd be one in my presence I'd probably pass-out; that's why I don't go looking for one.

But thanks for the heads-up.
Comment by Renesmee Cullen foreva on June 18, 2009 at 8:46pm
thanks
Comment by Pippa on June 18, 2009 at 10:32pm
Awesome COMMON SENSE advice. Take note, you crazy idiots out there....
Comment by Taisja Cullen. on June 19, 2009 at 5:46am
I sooo agree with this list...I feel so badd for the Twilight cast. Having to deal with being attacked everyday, never able to just walk into a restaurant. But like, when you see one of them, whats a normal automatic reflex? GET TO THEM BEFORE THEY ARE OUT OF YOUR SIGHT! Because theres a good chance that your definitely not meeting them again! LoL, good list though, If I'm ever lucky enough to spot one of them, I'll TRY to remember it. But truthfully, I DO NOT think I can do it!!! LoL.

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