Emily Blunt was recently out promoting her new film The Young Victoria and she went on one of those “I am a most serious ac-tor” rambles that you occasionally hear from entertainers for whom success came way too early and way too easy.
It’s just never been important to me to make a big splash and I don’t care for it.
You studied acting but the size of your audience is irrelevant? Okay, whatever. You’re an idiot. I can’t stand it when entertainers turn their success into a burden.
Singer Nora Jones (All of her songs sound exactly alike. Boring.) said of the meteoric success of her first album:
On the first record I was everywhere, and it was, like, the worst time in my life.
Nora is also an idiot. Then that little punk Michale Cera (Plays the same character in every film. Boring.) said:
I don’t really want to be famous, and I’m kind of scared that might be happening.
Then why did you get into acting?! Another idiot. I think Emily and Michael and Nora should all be loaded aboard a rocket ship pointed towards obscurity and failure. I volunteer to press the ignition button.
Last month I posted this quote from Brad Pitt:
It’s so tough being an actor. Sometimes they bring you coffee and sometimes it’s cold. And sometimes you don’t have a chair to sit on.
See the difference?
My most recent fortune from a fortune cookie:
That’s what I’m afraid of.
Sunday is the 20th anniversary and 450th episode of The Simpsons. I have never watched an episode of The Simpsons. It’s not something I avoided and I’m not trying to sound like I’m above that sort program. I just never got around to watching it.
I have also never seen Gone With the Wind, The Sound of Music or an episode of The Wire. But I did see Laurence of Arabia at the Zigfield in Manhattan, which has a monster screen. That was pretty cool.