Ben Stiller Speaks on Being Followed by a “Strange, Stalker-Type Woman”

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Comedian Ben Stiller has opened up on a rather scary experience which happened about 10 years ago. The actor was surprised to find a “strange, stalker-type woman” following him around. The woman first asked to be introduced to the star which he thought was relatively normal, but a few weeks later she popped up again and had managed to get in to a press conference. He recounted the story:

”I once had a strange, stalker-type woman. This was about 10 years ago. She showed up in our production office wanting to say hi, and I thought that was that. But then she showed up again, two weeks later, at a press conference, and she’d somehow got hold of a press badge. It was crazy. I felt like I was in ‘Basic Instinct’. She ended up not killing me though, so that’s good.”

When asked who the hardest person to buy Christmas presents for is in his family, Ben admits that he can be rather choosy when it comes to receiving presents and likes very specific things including rare ‘Star Trek’ memorabilia, which his wife tries to track down for him:

”Probably me. I like silly things, such as ‘Star Trek’ memorabilia. For my birthday this year, my wife got me a fan guide from a 1975 ‘Star Trek’ convention. That’s exciting to me. I have Spock’s ears at home too. I do not wear them around the house, because that would break down the foam latex. They’re too delicate and precious to actually be worn.”

Ben also admits that his own young son takes after him because he loves to make people laugh:

”It’s funny, I watch my son now – he’s eight – and hell do something funny and everyone will laugh and I can see that look in his eye, like, ‘I like this!’ because there’s nothing like that feeling of making people laugh.”

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