So I met Gillian Anderson at New York Comic Con. She has been one of my idols since I was a kid. When I went to take the photo with her, I said that I wish my mom was here to take the photo as well. She asked me where she was. I couldn’t reply with, she died four years ago, within the span of 2 seconds. I said, “um dead”
The photographer snapped this photo. Immediately afterwards she lost her shit and ran laughing to the camera man. He offered to retake the photo but I insisted that I wanted it.
The next day I went to get it signed by her. I went up to the table and said, “Hi again! I had to take this photo and get it signed!”
She smiled and paused for a few seconds before writing something.
She wrote “This is for Mom!”
I thanked her and almost cried as I walked away.
This has to be one of the best autographs I have ever gotten in my life.