Friday, July 20, 2007

for the record

I don't play anything on TV. But, for a minute when I was much younger, I wanted to. Oh, did I want to.

Confession: When I was about 11 or 12, I wanted to be a soap opera actress. I would write myself scripts (where I, obviously, had all of the best lines) and rehearse them in my room late at night. I was, what you might call, a little strange. But I liked to write and I liked to "act" (I use quotes, because, well, I was acting for my mirror mostly), and I genuinely thought that I was preparing myself for my future. Guess I was a little... off.

I never wanted to be a real celebrity, though. Even at 12 I knew that wasn't happening. I just wanted to live in New York, work on All My Childen and maybe win an Emmy because I would be that good. That was my realm of reality at 12. I was a kid with ambitions.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Um, how have we not talked about this? All My Children, winning an Emmy...yeah, I said that too!