… him to a few different cities while he did some shows. As a fan of his, it was exhilarating to me. But his celebrity status had affixed cartoon heart eyes onto my face, painting him as the person I wished he was, like the character he played on TV, and not the real person in front of me, who was anything but that. TV and social media had blurred my line of fantasy and reality.
I wonder did he catch this vibe too. Often celebrities will mention meeting fans who pretty much want to call them by their character names instead of their own. You mentioned “lazy efforts” to see you. I ponder on whether he felt like he had to be this character around you as well. If it lasted a year, my guess is no … eventually.