I used to work in the music industry once upon a time, and one question I’d always want to ask a well known band or musician, albeit never did was “don’t you get sick to death of singing the same songs night after night?”
I can’t even watch the same movie more than once without being bored senseless but then no one’s screaming my name to do so, and no one’s paying a couple of hundred bucks to see me watch it again either.
Someone else that appears to not enjoy doing something over and over again is actress Melissa George. I don’t know why but it amused me no end last week when I heard she’d mouthed off about having a gutful of being made to re-live her early acting days in Channel Seven’s Home & Away.
Appearing on her old network Channel Seven as the Morning Show set up who she was prior to interview, including the fact she used to be on one of their shows, Melissa apparently felt a dramatic dose of offense as she bitched to UK journalist later ”right behind my head was pictures of Angel and on the montage they called me ‘Home And Away actress Melissa George.”
For the record, there was about 5 seconds worth of mentions as such and the rest used to talk up her Hollywood success.
Alas, she went on “now, it’s because it’s Channel Seven, so my next call will be to Home And Away to ask them to pay me because nobody does more promotion for that f***ing show than me.”
“I don’t need credibility from my country any more, I just need them all to be quiet. If they have nothing intelligent to say, please don’t speak to me any more. I’d rather be having a croissant and a little espresso in Paris or walking my French bulldog in New York City.” she said.
And while her agent should have been stuffing a croissant in her mouth, she continued with, “I’ve got to be honest. I’m not going to be a good Aussie any more. I’m going to speak out. I’ve just had it.”
I’m presuming an offer to spend Christmas day throwing a couple of prawns on the barbie and knocking a few tinnies back isn’t going to please her and the French bulldog either?
Now I could probably cut her some slack if I believed that every time she does an interview outside of Australia that someone was throwing her a “do you miss the Diner?” Or “does Alf Stewart really say ‘stone the flamin crows’ in real life?” but it’s a tiny bit unlikely anyone, certainly not in the States gives a flying baguette about what’s going on back in Summer Bay. So why so niggly and Parisian all of a sudden?
Most actors I’ve met have enormous egos but they hide them very well. Last week Melissa failed the one thing she has no excuses to fail. Knowing how to fake it. She might be wanting to roll her eyes back into her skull Linda Blair style over the Home and Away interview reference, but surely if she’s as good an actress as clearly she thinks she is, she should have smiled and said “oh wow, have a look at me then!” Feign mild embarrassment, and wrapped up with a “gosh it seems like such a long time ago now.”
I once had the opportunity to interview Chris Noth in New York who played Mr Big in Sex In The City. His people tried to tell me that he was happy to do the interview with me but wasn’t very keen on talking about Sex In The City.
Apparently he was sick to death of talking about it which I could understand, but the problem is, when you’ve reaped the benefits of being on a hit anything, unfortunately the rest of still remember.
And don’t forget, that early show set you up to fake the stuff you really enjoy now.
IS MELISSA WITHIN HER RIGHTS TO BE SICK OF TALKING ABOUT HOME & AWAY OR SHOULD SHE LIGHTEN UP?