Imagine going to visit a historic movie landmark and then finding the star of that particular film standing there.
Well that exact thing happened to three friends who were visiting the “Rocky” steps only to run into Rocky himself, Sylvester Stallone.
On Saturday, Jan. 17, after jogging up the exact stairs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art that the champ had in the classic 1976 film, they had a charming run in with the actor.
“He said to us, ‘Man, you guys are fast. You’re making me look bad’,” said Peter Rowe to the Associated Press. “What are the chances of meeting him, that celebrity, right here?”
Rowe, a graduate from Azusa Pacific University in California and his buddies, Andrew Wright y Jacob Kerstan commented that they had an “unreal” experience and that they first thought it was a Stallone impersonator.
“He started walking to his car so we ran up to him and asked him, ‘Mr. Stallone, you don’t have to stop walking, but can we take a selfie?’,” Kerstan told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. “He told us, ‘Look tough, men!”
The result = this!
Photo courtesy of Peter Rowe — The Associated Press
According to AP, Stallone is in Philly shooting “Creed,” the latest installment in the Rocky series, which stars Michael B. Jordan as the grandson of Rocky foe Apollo Creed.
Now that’s a once-in-a-lifetime encounter.