Mingling With The Stars
By: Holly Brantley
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO --Four young ladies have a one of a kind souvenir from the set of "Killshot".
As filming wrapped up Monday afternoon, the girls lucked out and had their picture taken with one of the films stars. Candice Duncan and Ashleigh Mix were part of a small group of fans who snagged an autograph from Johnny Knoxville. To say the least they are giddy about their run in with the "Killshot" star.
Candice and Ashleigh hung aroung Cape Girardeau Monday afternoon hoping to catch a glimpse of Hollywood stars during the filming. The college students never thought they would actually meet a member of the cast. So, they were shocked to get an autograph from Johnny Knoxville and thrilled to have their picture taken with him.
"He talked to everybody," Candice Duncan said. "We asked if he liked Cape, and he said he loved it."
"He was a really nice guy," Ashleigh Mix added. "He's different thank you would think."
While they were only close to Knoxville for a few minutes, the girls remember every detail. Knoxville had changed from his "Killshot" wardrobe into his street clothes.
"He had the pants that were high waters," said Candice. "He had gray socks pulled up to meet the high waters so you couldn't see any skin."
Ashleigh remembers his sunglasses, "He had aviators on with a "JK" in diamonds on them on the corner for "Johnny Knoxville."
"He never took them off," said Candice.
The ladies even remembered how he smelled.
"He didn't stink!" Candice laughed. "I couldn't smell any cologne and he had lots of makeup on."
Ashleigh and Candice say they were surprised such a big star didn't have a Hollywood ego.
Both girls say they hope they might run into him again while the crew is in town.
"We are gonna go out downtown tonight," Candice said. "But, I'm not sure if we'll see him."
Ashleigh and Candice plan to blow their pictures up and put them in special frames.
The girls also say they hope the other stars of the film, Diane Lane and Thomas Jane, are as friendly if they should be lucky enough to run into them.
Lunch Ladies Meet Johnny Knoxville
Johnny Knoxville's wacky stunts on MTV made him famous. But would you believe some of his biggest fans are cafeteria workers at a Heartland Elementary School?
So, what did this star of "Killshot" do to win over these unlikely fans? All he did was take a few minutes out of his busy schedule to show them some attention. And, that's all it took to leave fans swooning.
Betty Ulrich and Shannon Barrett work in the cafeteria of Clippard Elementary School in Cape Girardeau. The ladies say they were just lucky to be in the right place at the right time.
So, when Johnny Knoxville started signing autographs after filming, Shannon and Betty grabbed what ever they had for him to sign. Betty grabbed her checkbook.
"Well when I wiggled my way in he was smiling. I handed him this check and he just laughed and laughed," Betty said. "He signed it for me" As a joke, Betty said Knoxville made the check out for $1000.00. "He said now you've got a thousand dollar check."
Shannon was with her eight year old son, Jackson. Knoxville autographed Jackson's Beastie Boys CD.
"He said I'm signing a Beastie Boys CD?" Jackson recalled. "And I said, yeah my mom said that's all we had in the car." Jackson said Knoxville thought it was 'cool' to sign the Beastie Boys CD.
Shannon read up on the stars of "Killshot" before the filming. So, she knew Knoxville usually signed autographs.
"He was very charming," said Shannon. "He signed autographs and talked to each person, shook hands, kissed babies, and hugged people. He was just charming and wonderful and we had a great time."
Betty didn't know much about Knoxville at first. "Shannon had filled me in," said Betty. "She told me that he played in the "Dukes of Hazard" movie. But, when I saw him I knew that was him."