>…Was supposed to be on TV! But it ain’t. It’s going to be in my school’s alumnae magazine and that’s not half as exciting. Heck! It’s not exciting at all if I forget what fun it was for once to speak and not ask, to have some listen to my answers and not think of questions. Remember, I’m a journo? Asking questions is part of my job. And role reversal felt good!
But will you laugh at me if I tell you that as a kid, when I knew nothing of what I wanted to be when I grew up, I spent hours in front of the bathroom mirror, giving an interview? Did you do it too? And in those mock interviews, there were no questions. It was just one long, eloquent monologue about I-have-no-idea-now what. But I think I became a film star in those interviews – a ‘heroine’! Sometimes, I was a dancer. Other times, I was a singer. I was always very, very famous, cult status famous – why else would someone interview me on TV? But I was never a writer. Never a journalist. Never the one asking questions. So funny then, that I am exactly what I hadn’t thought I’d be.
Of course, if you ask me now if I want to be an actor, I will say no. Famous, cult status famous? Oh yes!