They were truly the cultural icons of the 70's and 80's. Like many in my age, they have a special place in my heart. Farrah, especially.
Must've been 79 or 80 when her movie Sunburn was coming out in Korea. I was too young to see it but the poster was provocative and I had it pasted on my wall for many months. She was truly my first crush.
Then, years later, I meet her in person. Ironically, we all went to see Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. At the time, a producer friend of mine knew her friend and that's how I joined them. It wasn't a premiere or anything. We paid to see it at the Century City mall.
And she sat next to me. Couldn't believe my eyes. Watching a Charlie's Angels movie with Farrah Fawcett? Surreal. We didn't talk much. But she was sweet. She told me why she turned down a cameo role in the movie. I was just an impressionable filmmaker from Asia to her but she definitely made that evening unforgettable.
I guess at that time, I was thinking to myself, dreams come true. I live a life I've been always dreaming about. Despite the constant struggles. Hey, I think it's worth it.
Farrah and Michael (for all those moonwalking practices), thank you so much for the fond memories!