Before you ask me when you have your first kiss or if you’ll ever have a boyfriend, I need to tell you some more important stuff first. What’s more important than a first kiss, you ask? Plenty. First of all, don’t let that kid in your class, Danny, who called you fat, make you self-consciously wear oversized sweatshirts for the next four years to hide your body. That kid is horrible and years from now he will be boring and bald and trying to get in touch with you to come to the set of the TV show you work on. No, you don’t work on Cheers. That show’s not on the air anymore. That would’ve been awesome, though. Another thing: Say thank you, always. Gratitude is the closest thing to beauty manifested in an emotion. When you’re grateful, people are attracted to you. Also: Make sure you appreciate Mom and Dad. Yes, they never seem to let you do anything now except read books. Once you turn 18 you’ll never get to live with them again, and you’ll live far away, and you will miss them so much it hurts. Next: Learn forgiveness and bestow it generously. Finally: Don’t let anyone give you any crap. Mastering a balance of these last two will take you a lifetime, so you had better get started now. (x) - Mindy Kaling
This is just a little post for all the people (and by people I mean actors) that love to say “Look at Rachel McAdams. She didn’t do Mean Girls until she was 27”! As if that’s some kind of consolation for not being a working actor yet.
All of these people are wrong.
First of all, she was 25 when she was cast in Mean Girls. Second of all, she had already had paying work in film and television from the age of 22. She had guest spots on a couple TV shows and by my age had been nominated for a Genie Award, was cast in The Hot Chick, and then began her Gemini winning role on the amazingly canadian Slings And Arrows.
So I guess basically what I’m saying is Rachy Rach is not someone to look to for getting into the industry “late in the game”. She was always there in one way or another.
Also, I just love her and wanted to post something about her. *Le Sigh*
I was going to write a blog post about my thoughts on parenting and children, and young couples having babies and responsibilities, but instead I got patio drunk and ate chocolate chips straight from the bag. That sums it up pretty well now that I think about it.