“You f*cked up your life.”
Those were the actual the words Academy Award nominee and one of the highest paid actors in the world, THE ACTUAL Samuel L. Jackson, said to me just after I’d finished interviewing him for his latest movie.
No, he wasn’t talking about my questionable habit of keeping a jar of Nutella by my bed in case I get hungry and wake up at 2am (although, I should really see someone about that).
He wasn’t talking about the fact that I was wearing the most well-worn pair of flats in my wardrobe for an interview with a major celebrity (oops).
He was talking about…my marriage.
When the cameras had switched off, he leaned forward and asked me a question I’d been asked many, many times before.
“Are you engaged? I see you’re wearing a big engagement ring…” he smiled.
"Actually, I'm married," I said, preparing myself for the question that would inevitably come next. I'd played this game before.
"How old are you? Are you even old enough to be married?"
At the time, I was 26. A fact which prompted the actor to have the above reaction.