When Cathy Douglas and Margaret Evans heard movie star Danny Glover was going to be in Tyler, they just knew they had to go.
“It just blew my mind,” Evans said. “I said ‘we’ve got to go.’”
Glover was in Tyler last week as a spokesman for Eiro, a health supplement. During the question and answer period, Douglas asked if she could have a photo with Glover.
“That’s when people started lining up,” she said.
“He’s so down-to-earth,” Douglas said. “He’s the kind of man you just want to sit down and listen to. He’s such a father figure.”
After taking several still photos with him, they used their video camera to do an “interview” with him. They just got into the line being formed by the Tyler and Longview television stations, Douglas said.
After prompting, Glover says complimentary things about Corsicana and the Collin Street Bakery in the video.
“At the end of the interview he said ‘I look forward to seeing you in the future,’” Douglas relayed.
“That made us feel really good,” Evans added.
Glover, 63, is still best-known for his recurring roles in the “Lethal Weapon” movies from the 1980s and 1990s. He hasn’t been resting on his laurels, however. According to the Internet Movie Database (IMBd) he is involved in 11 movie projects coming out this year. Two of his projects coming out in September are “Alpha and Omega,” an animated film, and “Legendary,” a sports drama.
Outside of the entertainment industry, Glover has made headlines for being politically active on issues involving minorities in the U.S., global human rights and AIDS.