Meeting your hero is a strange experience. It’s a bit like bumping into your teacher – not that they’re necessarily your heroes – in a supermarket.
You just don’t expect them to have a normal life, so when you see them rooting through the reduced shelf for tins of beans it’s a bit of a surprise.
Similarly life as a celebrity can be hard – I imagine – you can’t go anywhere without being hounded by screaming fans, or having a phone shoved in your face every two minutes by people asking for a selfie. Your life isn’t your own.
And no matter how hard you try, they always seem to catch you at the least opportune moment – like when football fans filmed ex-player Jermaine Jenas having a slash at a match and began chanting his name. I get stage fright at the best of times.
In a recent ‘ask me anything’ session on Reddit, adult film star Brandi Love – whose credits include My Amazon Stepmom and Orgy Overload – opened up to her fans about what life is like for one of the most recognisable ‘milfs’ in the world.
And if you think bumping into regular fans is weird, meeting someone who has seen you in your birthday suit must be another level of awkwardness.
Well maybe not, when one of her adoring fans asked her what her ‘creepiest’ encounter with a fan was, she seems to have taken it in her stride.
The 45-year-old said: “I was in Italy and I was hiking. I heard this tractor coming up behind me and I took my earbuds out. I didn’t have great cell service so I was a little freaked out.
“This jolly farmer jumps off his tractor and says, ‘Brandi Love.’ I don’t speak Italian so it was a bit of a language barrier. He grabbed me and gave me a few kisses on my face!”
You’d think consent might be an issue here, but one Reddit user replied with a simple: “Very Italian.” Hmm.
Another then asked if she had any other ‘awkward’ moments with fans.
Love said: “Hmm. The most awkward was when I was with our child who was under 18 and the person was a pilot of a plane for a major carrier. He slid me a note and asked for an autograph, but it just wasn’t the time!”
Others took the opportunity to ask the film star some other burning questions: “What is your favorite type of sandwich?”
Apparently she really likes the spicy chicken sandwich from Wendy’s.