The New Orleans Melissa Interview, Part III
Kim: He's your new boyfriend, isn't he?
Melissa: He says to me, "So, what are you -- five feet?" I'm like, "That's your fucking come-on line?"
Kim: He's like Silence of the Lambs. "What are you, a size sixteen?"
Melissa: We've never seen stars in the production office. If Jamie Foxx came to the production office, we would all shit our pants. Gary Coleman comes through there looking for me, and is fondling me, and I'm like, "Ew, you're so gross."
Kim: Yeah, I've heard stories about him.
Melissa: He's so gross. And then he's hitting on me, and he goes, "I'd like to see more of you." And I go, "Okay, every Tuesday night at 10:00." And he says, "No, in real life." And I go, "No, it's reality-based TV." I just skipped up out of there. He is scary. I remember all of my co-workers on the show clowned me for a week. They're like, "Yo, Gary Coleman."
Kim: Have you met any other celebrities?
Melissa: I saw Lisa Loeb the other day, and I got so scared that I couldn't talk to her.
Kim: But isn't it weird, because people feel like that about you? And you feel like that about other celebrities?
Melissa: I know! I went to a taping of Moesha, and that girl Char, who plays Moesha's best friend was like, "Hey, girl, I love you!" and she invites me to Disneyland, and she's just so nice. And I'm like, "You think I'm cool? But you're on TV."
Kim: But you're on TV!
Melissa: It's the weirdest thing to meet celebrities and they freak on you. Like Ray, the MTV VJ Raymond, he called me. I don't care though. I'm trying to milk this and straight up meet Justin from *NSYNC because I love him.
Kim: I hear he's with Britney, though. Are you going to steal him away?
Melissa: He is. But I love him so much more. And I don't think he understands how much I love him. *NSYNC is black! Have you heard that album?
Kim: I haven't heard the whole album, no.