Tourist Gives 'Homeless' Richard Gere Some Pizza
He stays in character, thanks her
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2014 9:34 AM CDT
In a Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011 file photo, actor Richard Gere attends amfAR's annual New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street In New York.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

(Newser) – Proof Richard Gere is good at his job: While playing a homeless man for his upcoming movie Time Out of Mind on Tuesday, a French tourist spotted him sifting through a New York City trash can and thought he was actually homeless—so she gave him leftover pizza from the meal she and her family had just eaten, the New York Post reports. Gere stayed in character and asked what was in the bag, and when Karine Gombeau told him, "He said, 'Thank you so much. God bless you,'" she says.

Gombeau didn't realize she'd just given her cold pizza to a celebrity until she saw a photo of herself doing just that in the Post two days later. "It was magical," she tells the paper. "I think he’s very handsome, even at his age. Pretty Woman was not my favorite movie, but I ­really loved Chicago."

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Ezekiel 25:17
Jul 9, 2014 8:54 PM CDT
Things didn't go so well for Gweneth Peltrow when she suited up for Shallow Hal. She won't say the name of the places she visited out of respect but she said she was treated horribly at all of them.
Apr 29, 2014 12:51 AM CDT
For my records, I knead to know how many toppings were on the slice of pizza.
Apr 28, 2014 3:56 PM CDT
Wait just a minute here. Something about this is off. How did a woman walk smack dab into the middle of a movie being shot and do this? No one on the production crew said a word about this? I'm not necessarily saying the woman isn't for real, but it sure is awfully convenient and good press for plugging this movie about homelessness.