’80s heartthrob Rob Lowe appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show Monday afternoon and told an adorable story about basically stalking Liza Minnelli in the late ’70s… and how it led to a lifelong friendship.
“I’m 10 years old, wanting to be a child actor and I’m living in Dayton, Ohio,” he explained. “There is nothing happening, and it’s the mid ’70s.”
After spotting a luggage tag with Liza‘s name on it in a hotel lobby, Rob said, “I go to the front desk and I ask, ‘What room is Liza Minnelli in?’ And they tell me! What were they thinking? I was a 10-year-old boy! I just flat-out asked, and I went up and knocked on the door in the middle of the day.”
“It was the middle of the day and they [Liza and her then-husband Jack Haley Jr.] were in robes and eating chocolate and drinking red wine,” Rob continued. “[I said] ‘Hi, I’m Rob Lowe and I want to be an actor.’”
“She was awesome,” he added. “She invited me into the room. … She was so nice to me, and Liza was fascinated and wanted to know why I wanted to be an actor. She was awesome!”
“Now we are friends,” Rob Lowe said. “She’s the best.”
See, kids, stalking WORKS! Go out and find your idols! They’ll be happy you did!
(via Just Jared; photos: Avalon)