Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Hailey's Novel Diary – 7/12/17

Who are your biggest influences? That's a question you're going to get a lot if you do any kind of acting. My standard answers are Helen Mirren, Katharine Hepburn, Meryl Streep and Sally Field. More or less.

In having one of the characters answer that question, I chose Jennifer Aniston. There's no real reason. She just seemed like an actress most people probably don't look up to as their acting idol. I'm not mocking Jennifer Aniston. I have nothing against her. She simply popped into my head when I thought about actresses that people probably don't think of as their acting idols.

But it makes sense, in a way. If you grew up with Friends, and you're a big fan, you might think more of Jennifer Aniston as an actress than most people. I first learned about Alan Alda from M*A*S*H. He's done a lot since then, of course. And who knows. Maybe in 50 years, Jennifer Aniston will be universally admired for her work.

The African Queen
Directed by John Huston
© 1951 Horizon Pictures

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