Die Hard & the Clown

You’ve done it, admit it.

You’ve gone on Google and — after a bit of healthy ego surfing — you’ve played your own game of “Where are they Now?” Where is that chick that caused you so much grief twenty years ago? That geek that everyone bet would someday own the world? The incredibly cute guy you had no chance with? Your gang, your peers, your posse? Your very first high school boyfriend?

Mine’s on IMDB.

If the internet made the world smaller, places like MySpace made it miniscule. I’ve been in touch and traded emails with folks I never dreamed I’d talk to again. Ten — heck, even five — years ago such a thing would have never been possible. And even now, when it is possible, folks popping out of the woodwork is still a surprise.

So when I got the email from Margo telling us that Paul Pierro was starring in the indie horror flick Secrets of the Clown, I just about fell out of my chair.

Paul and I met at an audition. I don’t remember for which play. I was fifteen — it felt so much older back then. He couldn’t believe I hadn’t seen Die Hard, and forced me to sit down and watch it with him one afternoon. I’m glad he did. Who doesn’t love John McClane? And Hans “Shoot the Glass” Gruber… god, every line in that movie is a classic.

So doesn’t it just fit that the summer of Die Hard 4 brings me this blast from the past? And there’s Paul, still acting and still good looking. I am so incredibly proud!! (And now I’m going to get on the treadmill and run five miles.)

For those fans of Blood Oath and the indie horror scene (you know it’s your guilty pleasure), be sure to check out the Secrets of the Clown official website. For those of you in the LA area, the premiere of Secrets of the Clown will be held on September 27th at the NY International Independent Film and Video Festival.

While you’re at it, add Secrets of the Clown as your MySpace friend!

“This clown is of significance…but why?”