Acting like a Star

February 29, 2008

Sitting rather un-glamourously in the council tax office the other day, a friend of mine picked up and old copy of InStyle Magazine and started flicking through. STOP! I shouted, getting a glimpse of the raven black hair and red lips that could only belong to the beautiful Dita Von Teese. Having wrestled it out of her hands I started to read about all her hair and make-up tips, whilst staring longingly at the beautiful dresses she was wearing. Then I read something which struck a familiar chord.

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It was the part where she spoke about having wanted to be an actress; but the kind that wouldn’t have to shave off their hair for a role or put on two stone because the character demanded it. Not being an ‘actress’ per-say, but being a star. And I think that’s what drove me down the acting path myself. My great heroes are not Meryl Streep and Helen Mirren; but Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren and Marilyn Monroe.  Film stars. The kind they used to make.

Burlesque gives so many girls the opportunity to go back in time and be glamorous, well dressed, adored… they get to live out their little-girl fantasies and find an outlet where other people do it too. It’s a wonderful world, or has been for me at least. And as I realise this, it puts a lot of things about where my life is going into perspective. Because honey, I’m not reaching for an Oscar… I’m reaching for the stars.

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They say you should write about what you love. So… what do I love?
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…of course!

And you should too.

I won’t bore you with long introductions as I’m sure that pictures speak louder than words… so here I am darlings in all my technicolour glory!

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And allow me the pleasure of welcoming you to the thrilling world of the BurlyQ!