(I almost used a header photo of Lee Pace in full Breaking Dawn vampire regalia but then realized you people would probably kill me.)
Lee Pace recently sat down with Entertainment Weekly to promote Guardians of the Galaxy. He gave a breezy, charming interview. EW then buried the lede when choosing their title, which referred to Pace’s favorite sex scene of all time. Honestly, his answer was simply a joke and not worth clicking through to read.
What Pace didn’t jest about was the first celebrity to make his heart go boom. He spent his earliest years in tiny Chickasha, Oklahoma — a small town filled with dust and tornadoes. Pace grew up pre-internet, which meant relying on television and Bop! magazine for almost all entertainment. And little Lee Pace had a crush on Punky Brewster. He sent her a gushing fan letter, and she ignored him. *sob*
EW: “Who was your first celebrity crush?”
LEE PACE: “Punky Brewster. I actually wrote her a letter. I wrote her a letter saying, ‘Hey, my name is Lee Pace, and, uh, I think we’d have a lot in common.’ [Laughs] It was like a whole thing, and I sent it off, and I was waitin’ for a reply, but she never sent it. Probably got lost in the mail.”
Poor guy. We’ve all been there, right? I was there myself a few times. Harry Hamlin and Rick Springfield, I will never forgive you.
Consider this your chance to confess your fan letter writings. Hopefully, you’re not still writing fan letters. That’s what creepy Instagram comments are for. God bless technology. And down with Punky Brewster.