I’m a huge fan of Stanley Tucci, and at a big dinner one night in NYC, I saw him in the restaurant. I introduced myself saying, “Excuse me, Mr. Tucci? I’m a big fan, but I just have to tell you that I love your cookbook!” and his eyes lit up at being recognized as a foodie instead of an actor. We had a nice little exchange, after which I told my friends the big news about the A-lister who was in the restaurant with us. Their response? “Um, Jess, big deal… he’s at the table with MATT DAMON!” After the restaurant cleared out, I politely went over, tapped Matt Damon on the shoulder and said, “Mr. Damon? Would you mind taking a picture of Stanley and I?” He paused for a few minutes with this smirk on his face, as if recognizing that he’d been passed over, but in the end he was a really good sport and snapped a picture of Stanley and I. A hilarious and unforgettable memory.