Thursday, August 16, 2007

Got this from The Holmes . I asked for an interview and here are his questions.

1. You may have mentioned it in a previous post, but I can't remember. How did you first catch the acting bug?

As long as I can remember I have wanted to act on stage. I was a shy, tiny child and tended to get lost in the crowd, but I think it was in first grade that I first told a teacher I wanted to have a speaking part in the spring musical extravaganza. They didn't audition the speaking roles that I knew of, they - the big they - just handed them out mostly to the popular outgoing kids. I never had a chance. My teacher told me I was too little and to quiet and I had to sing in the back on the risers in the chorus like the other flunkies. I knew I wanted to do it then, that I could play a part and play it well. Little and quiet be damned. I find often at a party that those who are actors are not always the center of attention; the reality stars; the 'hey, look at me crowd.' The best actors I know are often the ones sitting on the stairs at the party, people watching and taking it all in. Outgoing and popular have nothing to do with acting. Never have, never will.

2. Unless I've been completely misunderstanding both you and your husband all this time, y'all are a pair of wacky liberals residing in a fairly conservative area. Ever any friction with your fellow townspeople?

Growing up liberal in Florence Texas taught me nothing if not that it is fruitless to argue with a conservative, ignorant bubba. They can't be moved by facts, compassion or truths. Moving out of Florence and into the Austin area taught me that you can argue and have real debate with unignorant conservative people. But the novelty of that wears off pretty quickly. I find that I simply am able to surround myself with a circle of friends with similar beliefs and exclude most others.

Neighbors you can do nothing about. I have an across the streetish neighbor I have never met that planted a 'one stick figure man + one stick figure woman = marriage' sign in their front yard for months before bubba voted to change the constitution of Texas to discriminate against gay relationships. I cannot and will not have anything to do with people who have such nasty and public feeling against some of the people I hold most dear. I know as many loving, long-term, legitimate same sex families as I do heterosexual ones. I can't abide that kind of ignorance and fear/hate. But I do tend to keep my mouth shut and not start too many unwinnable, unchanging arguments with people I don't know. Until The Holmes asked me this question and I started spouting off here on my blog. All I have to say to the people across the street is "Not your marriage? Not your Business." The End.

3. Tell me about a movie where you feel that one or more key roles were grossly miscast. Feel free to recast them with the actors of your choice, including yourself.

Hmm. That is a hard one. The only thing that immediately comes to mind might be controversial. But, I think Kirsten Dunst was too old to play Claudia in Interview with The Vampire. She acted the role well enough, but she was too old for the part. She was years younger in the book. And I understand that a younger actress would have had a hard time nailing the role, but I just remember from my personal experience that an older child does not always look her age. Such as me personally. At 10, I would have looked 7. At 9 I could have played 6. I have personal evidence of myself as and example. Hollywood casting could have found a tiny child actress who could play several years younger. A six year old vampire is much more creepy than a 12 year old vampire.

4. Does Jackson have any habits that you're looking forward to him outgrowing? What about David?

Oh yeah. This one is easy. Since it is the same habit for both of them. Daddy has taught baby that flatulence is funny. Anytime gas passes in my household the two of them must acknowledge it, laugh and carry on and now Jackson says "poo poo" and laughs as if he were the first to laugh at a fart. And when Jackson passes gas, he does a priceless little "tada" dance move and looks to the nearest people for their praise, laughter and appreciation. And unfortunately, he usually gets it. Even from me. I can't help it.

5. Whilst out for a stroll one day, you accidentally fall into a timewarp. Could happen to anybody. As you're falling through, a little sign pops up that says "Hullo, this is a timewarp. Do not be alarmed. Please select a historical period to be deposited into." What period do you choose?

I think perhaps 1900ish, but only if I could choose to be well-off or wealthy. No fun going back in time to experience the industrial revolution and the roaring twenties if you are stuck in a poor farmhouse with 6 babies and then the depression hits. Can I be a Vanderbilt?

Wow, that is so shallow. Also, I have cancer so going back to 1900ish would be a death sentence, most likely. So perhaps I should warp to the future when we have the nanotechnology to attack cancer cells only and leave the rest of them alone. Then chemo would not be the poisonous event it currently is. Life-saving poison, but still poison.

For better or worse, those are the answers my chemo-brain hath out spat. If you'd like to be tagged for this one and answer a series of questions written specially for you by me, just follow the instructions below.

Interview rules:
1. Leave me a comment saying “Interview me.”
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your blog with a post containing your the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

4 comments:

The Holmes said...

Cool, that was fun. I particularly agree with you on your conclusion in #1. Little and quiet be damned indeed.

Ronni said...

Oh, me! Me! Me!

Fire Berry said...

I'll play!

J

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