Teves' Grand Central Station
Miles often walks in the door and says, "So and so from the _____ production is coming over with so and so and they will be here in an hour." (Here's where the fear and the dread come in...) A few years back I would have needed that much time JUST for MAKEUP. See, this was me in the morning. Do you see the look of FEAR?
When I met Miles I didn't OWN a pair of actual athletic shoes. (The rhinestone encrusted rocketdogs didn't count he said!) I would run around trying to look my best and have the house just so.
I still try to have the house looking nice, but I never thought I'd answer the door in workout pants, a sweaty tank top and a skinned elbow and say,
"Dude! What's up! Come on in!" joking.. I joking. I only talk that way SOMETIMES!
I don't care anymore if people see me without my makeup. I let that go a few years back when a well known makeup artist complimented me on how well I covered up a flaw. (Obviously, not well enough!) I have been Hollywood-ized, but in a good way.
Hollywood makes you get into shape for one. If you are an actress, your body IS your business... so even Fag Hags like me have to work out. And with my "all or nothing" point of view, I chose swimming, hiking and KICKboxing, hence the skinned elbow. (Miss Congeniality FBI Fantasies again). BTW, go see IRONMAN! More on that later...
(Here's me in my CSI gear)
Hollywood also teaches you to speak fast on your feet. If a camera is in your face, you'd better be funny AND sexy AND smart. Which is where Miss Fabulous Lorraine comes in. This WOMAN can make anything funny. She can get a room laughing and clapping with just a mic, no instrument or sexual hook needed. Trollops in LA can't even fathom that one! She has been my BFF and PR mentor for the last 4 years. Yeah, I can sing, act and be sexy...even funny if I know you...but Fablo can do it anytime, anywhere. I am so lucky to have such an educated NUT as a friend. When you see me crack a joke on stage or on the blog, it's probably thanks to Dev, that is...unless it's explicit and rank, then it's mine. Look at who I live with! Lorraine lives a very busy life as well and she does it with such class. No one ever dies or gets poisoned or disappears and comes back with one less toe. Yes, I still have a lot to learn from the Dev.
Anyway, thanks for making this Blog so fun and lively Lorraine!
Love ya Deva!
The absent, busy Madame Malena Mim