Entertainment
Tourist mistakes actor for beggar, gives him pizza
Publish Date: Apr 28, 2014
Tourist mistakes actor for beggar, gives him pizza
Actor Richard Gere was offered a cold pizza after being mistaken for a beggar during a movie shoot. PHOTO/AFP
  • mail
  • img
newvision

NEW YORK - A French tourist listened to her heart when she offered her pizza to a man spotted rummaging through trash in the streets of New York, not realizing it was Richard Gere making a movie.

Karine Valnais Gombeau, a 42-year-old Parisian, spotted the actor, a knit cap pulled down over his ears, sifing through rubbish as she came out of a pizzeria near Grand Central station in Manhattan, with her husband and 15-year-old son, the New York Post reported Sunday.

Without blinking, Gere, 64 asked her what was in the bag Gombeau offered him.

"I tried to tell him in English, but it came out half in French," she told the Post.

"I said, 'Je suis desolee [I am sorry], but the pizza is cold.' "

"He said, 'Thank you so much. God bless you,'" she said.

She left without knowing it was Gere making his new movie "Time Out of Mind," until the Post ran a photo of the moment two days later.

"It was magical . . . It's crazy, this story. It's unimaginable that something like this could happen," she said, adding she thought Gere, the star of "Pretty Woman" and "Chicago," was "very handsome, even at his age."

AFP

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Excitement as Urban TV crew tours Soroti town
The leading youth television in Uganda, Urban Television, is in Soroti town meeting with youth and interacting with communities in the four divisions...
Sudanese Model Ataui Deng disappears in New York
Ataui Deng, a Sudanese who has worked with some of the world's top designers, has gone missing in New York, police said Monday....
Ebonies, Radio and Weasel set off for UK shows
The Ebonies have set off for their UK tour, which has been in the works for several months now....
The "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" remained in top spot at the North American box office this weekend, outmuscling the latest installment of Sylvester Stallone''s geriatric "Expendables"....
Amon Lukwago opens up about Keron, Juliana
I want like 20 kids. I have seen the dangers of having only one child. It is going to take me some time to heal....
Bieber to plead guilty in drag racing case
Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges following his arrest for driving under the influence in Miami last January, a local newspaper reported...
Will strict traffic laws reduce road accidents?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter