Oklahoma has some, let’s just say, bummer state nicknames. “Oklahoma, you’re OK.” Way to sell yourself short right off the jump. “The Sooner State,” as in could we get a better nickname sooner? But I guess “Cracker Barrel Country” didn’t have the right ring either.
Regardless of Oklahoma’s less-than-enthusiastic approach to nicknames, the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office has a new, yet naively optimistic, option – Hollywood East!
Leave it to Oklahoma to lose their everloving shit at the sight of a celebrity. I wish this state could be cool for five minutes without being the nation’s Cousin Eddie. But hey, it’s not every day that you get to have two celebrities in the neighborhood! Most of the time we’re in the news for a celebrity, it has something to do with a homicidal tiger zoo owner or something stupid one of our congresspeople said on camera.
Naturally, our favorite OKC mayor and way-too enthusiastic Dad at the soccer match, David Holt, got in on the action:
Jesse is a huge NBA fan and said it was a dream to attend a @okcthunder game in OKC. Always happy to oblige! Even more importantly, we love our film industry that brings talented people like Jesse to OK & allows our homegrown talent to work in the industry they love right here. pic.twitter.com/wDCTykP7YX
— Mayor David Holt (@davidfholt) November 11, 2019
Jesse Eisenberg seems like a great guy. For him to keep his cool next to OKC’s flyest white guy is obviously more challenging than playing Lex Luthor. I wonder how many times Mayor Holt told him about the mic drop?
“You see, Kings of Leon were in town – who I’m totally cool with by the way – and before they took the stage, I led the crowd in a… hey… hey, Jesse… where are you going?”
In addition to meeting the mayor, Matt and Jesse ran into some authentic’ish Oklahoma celebrities:
Wish I could take credit for this! Organized an early BDay dinner for @nadiacomaneci10 and some dear friends and we ran into Matt Damon in OKC! Thx @GrahamColton and @brianbogert everyone at the fabulous @JonesAssembly for a great night! pic.twitter.com/pe2rJc6WO9
— Bart Conner (@bartconner) November 11, 2019
— Nadia Comaneci (@nadiacomaneci10) November 11, 2019
Enjoy your stay here in Hollywood East. Tell all your fancy friends about us when you get back to real Hollywood!
Check out this picture! That’s Matt Damon in the middle in a hard hat. LT Allan Young is on the left side and Trooper Anthony Linares on the right. This was taken in Coyle today while Damon is filming his new movie here. Our troopers might be in some scenes! pic.twitter.com/ZxidIb0eu6
— OK Highway Patrol/DPS (@OHPDPS) November 9, 2019
— Stacy Acord (@Law_Law_Land) November 10, 2019
we saw jesse eisenberg at coffee this morning & matt damon at lunch….. i love this day!!! pic.twitter.com/nkdnBUc8Md
— terren zinbi (@terrenzinbi) November 10, 2019