When I get asked what I do, it always makes me cringe.
Well-known actress Jennifer Lawrence has been in the spotlight lately because she supports what we are calling “body positivity.”
And so I escaped through Hollywood. I immersed myself in books about the period; in one summer, I devoured countless biographies of Harlow, Garbo, Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Bogart and Bacall. Marilyn was my favorite, but I wasn’t picky.
My moral compass was always close at hand, and I knew wrong from right.
To thousands of aspiring film hopefuls, breaking into Hollywood is a huge mystery with no clear answers.
New York City sucks compared to Cleveland.
There are no White D girls. There are no Asian D girls. There are no Hispanic D girls.
After working with Tom Cruise, a Hollywood dialect coach (whose name I won’t reveal) once described him to me as being “emotionally frozen in time” at the age he was catapulted to stardom — around 21. Is that what happens to all these young mortals who are inflated to god-like status?
For centuries, our society has conditioned us to believe that true love is filled with intense passion, butterflies, pain, suffering; the good, the bad and the crazy.
Step aside, J. Law. It looks like there’s a new down-to-earth actress with a pixie cut to fill in your shoes in town…and she’s even a hardcore vegan!