Celebrities receiving mail from their adoring fans is a well-known phenomenon – however, hearing fans receive mail from their favourite celebrities is a concept that often goes unheard of. Given their busy schedules (and their huge deliveries of fan mail, obviously), unfortunately many fans go without hearing a response to their starstruck correspondence – but once in a while, will receive a surprise in the post.
From the fictional character thanking a fan for their support to the letter from one of America’s most famous TV personalities, here are four of the best ever fan mail replies from celebrities:
1. Conan O’Brien. One fan asked talk show host Conan O’Brien if he would accompany her to her prom – but sadly, O’Brien politely declined the offer. “Dear Nikki – Thanks for your very flattering offer. It’s great to know I have such a devoted fan out there, and I’m sure you would make a great prom date (I didn’t go to mine – it’s a very sad story). Unfortunately, I got married recently and my wife doesn’t allow me to go to proms anymore with cute 16 year old girls. Still, it was very cool of you to ask me. Thanks and have a great evening. Your friend, Conan.”
2. Joe Biden. A gun that shoots chocolate? Quite possibly the ‘sweetest’ fan letter! “Dear Myles, I am sorry it took me so very long to respond to your letter. I really like your idea. If we had guns that shot chocolate, not only would our country be safer, it would be happier. People love chocolate. You are a good boy, Biden.”
3. Rupert Grint. This Harry Potter fan was left spellbound after Ron Weasley – sorry, Rupert Grint – sent her a very apologetic letter: “Hi Katherine, Thanks so much for your wicked letter, sorry it’s taken me so long to reply!!!!! I had a great time on the Prisoner of Azkaban, it’s going to be pretty scary, (though it doesn’t take much to scare me!!!!). That will be in cinemas in June, the same time as I take my final GCSE exams (groan). Sorry again for taking ages to reply, I’ve enclosed a signed photo, I hope you like it and I hope you enjoy film three. Rupert.”
4. Space Ghost. Imagine if your favourite cartoon character could send you post? Well this fan’s dream came true when superhero Space Ghost wrote back to them: “Dear (blank), I want you to know how much your loyalty and support have meant to me. When I think about the success of my movies, Saturday Night Fever and Grease, I realize that so much of it is due to all of you. There have been many ways that you’ve let me know that you’re there and that you care. I’m glad I finally have this chance to really say ‘Thanks’ to you. Love, Space Ghost.”
Have you ever sent a letter to your favourite celebrity – and received a letter in response? Tell us about your brush with fame in the comments box below!
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