"Last week, there was a reality star from The Apprentice in town for a meeting," he told us. "We were hired to be fans, but not all at once. A few of us would be with him from his car to the building, a few more from the building back, and some more outside a restaurant he was going to. What I did was walk by when he got out to his car, and then I took a few pictures and asked for a selfie in a polite tone. He smiled, said yes, and took a picture with me and another actress asking the same thing. He was walking out with some people in suits, so I think the job was to make him seem popular."
Having been yelled at by Donald Trump once is becoming a harder and harder novelty to get by on.
Darren thinks the star's agent probably hired the crowd that day to help him negotiate a better contract: "He probably had a deal on the line, and we were there mobbing him. This was in the middle of a day, so if an executive saw that he was recognized out of nowhere, that speaks volumes for their popularity. It can push them from being on the fence in whatever deal he was up for. I think he knew something was going on, because he seemed ready to see us. He probably knew from his agent."
However, it's much more "typical" to do crowd work for wealthy tourists. They may be taking their first trip to Los Angeles or New York, and while they might have the money of a celebrity, they don't necessarily have the fame. That's where folks like Darren come in.
When you're that rich, no daydream is so asinine that someone won't take money to make it a reality.