Thats the lesson learned by former Globe tabloid reporter Marlise Kast, whose first big Hollywood assignment in 1997 was to crash William Shatners wedding and score the scoop on Captain Kirks big day.
But the task was easier said than done.
Turns out, Kast was just tagging along during the Globes sting when she got courageous and decided shed be the reporter to crash the party.
Says Kast: I took my high heels off, grabbed an empty wine glass, and stumbled onto the lawn outside Shatners home pretending to be a drunk wedding guest until some security guards escorted me into the wedding.
Once inside, Kast began her covert operation but it didnt last long.
Kast explains, I felt faint, so I sat on a chair until a man told me, Youre sitting on my suspenders. I looked up and it was Shatner wondering why a stranger was at his very private wedding. I freaked out and bolted as fast as I could to the Globe get-away car and wrote the story the next day. It was crazy!
Kast reveals more exciting Hollywood stakeouts in her new book, Tabloid Prodigy (Running Press).
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