Friday, August 19, 2016

World Premieres, Red Carpets, The Usual

I've been invited to the world premiere of the movie I did in Jerusalem. Will it be as extravagant as a Hollywood premiere? I'm going to go ahead and guess no. This was a small movie with a crew the size of a student film at UCLA. The entire budget was smaller than just the marketing budget of a Hollywood comic book movie.

I don't know how they do premieres in Jerusalem, but I'm not expecting paparazzi and legions of screaming fans. If there is a red carpet, I probably won't be allowed to walk on it. My part is so small, they'll make me walk on the sidewalk like a common criminal.

Lily recently pointed out that I was cut out of the last movie I did. I don't think that's happened this time. If they cut out my part, it would change the tone of the story. My part is small, but important, like Greedo in Star Wars. If they cut out Greedo, no one could argue about who shot first. I also don't think they'd invite me to the premiere and send me plane tickets if they cut my part.

I'm looking forward to going back to Jerusalem. I can pick up some more spices. I'm not looking forward to going to Jerusalem in August. It's the end of August, but it's probably still going to be entirely too hot. Hong Kong is oppressively humid in August, but it's not nearly as hot as Jerusalem. Does Yves Saint Laurent make sunscreen?


  1. Hi Hailey, I want to thank you for sharing your life with all of us. I have thoroughly enjoyed all of your books including both the Paris ones. In the earlier ones I found your writing style and sentence structure so fresh and honest which is what first hooked me so please don't change. Thank you I'm looking forward to where your career takes you next.

  2. Thank you. It's really nice to hear something positive online. I'm glad you liked the books.

    Now I'm a little worried because my style - whatever it is - will change and is changing. Just look at early posts on this blog compared with now. It's like I was a teenager then and now I'm an adult. But when I look back at what I'm doing 10 years from now, I'll probably shake my head and wonder what I was thinking.

    I'm looking forward to where my career takes me, too. Stay tuned.

  3. i ll be i hong kong next month...wondering how to make most out of my stay there..i found your blog you have any suggestion for me

    1. It depends entirely on how long you'll be there and how much money you're willing to spend. Hong Kong can be a budget backpacker city or 5 star luxury.

      If you're in the city more than a couple of days, the best thing you can do is get an octopus card. That thing pays for itself in no time.

      Also, don't be afraid of street food. It's the best and most authentic Chinese food you're going to find.


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