Thursday, April 18, 2013
Working the work work
Why? Why post this? What does this have to do with the price of peanuts in Pawtucket?
Movie Morlocks, talking about stars who became bigger than the screen personas falling into self-caricature.
Never happened to Paul Newman, though he was one of the biggest. Examples:
The Hansons wouldn't be the Hansons without their taped up glasses. That was their persona.
Lindsey Crouse and Paul Newman: working actors who never fell into the trap of becoming personas,
never became known for a certain image, a singular look. Crouse is still working, according to IMDB, and
though she hasn't had the career of a Newman, she has done good work for decades.
Right now I'm working the work work. I respect the Crouses and Newmans who worked hard at their jobs, who didn't 'coast' or take it easy, becoming older versions of their star-making roles.
I have to get up and do, and I may never 'retire' until I can't. Keep working.