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Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Approaching 30's- 'Name dropping twenties'

Many would say being an actress and presenter on TV is a really glamourous job, and although I often stop to explain that my job is really hard work and is really not as glamourous as it looks, when I sat down to actually pen this post, I realised that perhaps I have been far too modest in my explanations.

In this last instalment of my 'Approaching 30's series', I will be dropping some serious names. No rolling your eyes, I promise there will be no embellishments. It was as a Soul City actress & ambassador and later as a Top Billing presenter that I got to meet and interview some of the most amazing people in the world and I enjoyed every minute of it. Jealous down please!

Two interviews really stand out in my mind. I was flown business class to London to cover the red-carpet and junket for the movie 'Did you hear about the Morgans?' Freezing my little touche off dressed in a fabulous JJ Schoeman number, I interviewed the stars of the film and they just so happened to be, Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant. Fun as that was, it didn't compare to the next day when I got to actually sit with them and chat like old friends. Take it from me, Sarah is actually more stunning in person, and she didn't stop gushing about how much she loves South Africa. Hugh on the other hand is very serious but in a very polite, professional way.

The other Hollywood star that really knocked my socks off was Cameron Diaz. She is as bubbly and as effervescent as you see her in some of her comedies. If I wasn't her biggest fan before, after meeting her while I was covering the Los Angeles junket for the movie, 'My sisters keeper', I became her biggest fan. She burst into the room and it quite literally felt like the sun came in with her.

Over the next year I also got to interview Ben Stiller, Rachel McAdams, Emily Blunt and the uber hot Eric Bana. Ben was a bore, Rachel is drop-dead gorgeous but so fake, Emily is a real lady and Eric is oh so charming. What a gentleman. I also met and interviewed the cast and producers of 'Avatar'. Zoe Saldana called me beautiful and Titanic Director, James Cameron said he will remember me when he comes to SA one day, hahahah!

Besides rubbing shoulders with the who's who's in film, I also made a meal with the 'naked chef, Jamie Oliver and he even named a pasta dish after me; I shook Bill Clinton's hand and even flirted with Chris Tucker. I slept in castles around Ireland and I got to see houses that I thought I'd only ever see in my dreams.

I absoultely LOVED my twenties, warts and all. The bar has been set very high for my 30's, but I have no doubt that there will still be lots more adventure, intrigue and fulfilment. God willing!



Thanks to JJ Schoeman!!

look, that's my head in the foreground there! lol


3 comments:

  1. Jealous down!! Good luck to your 30''s, di tlo boya straight trying to out do your 20's:)

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  2. They say 30 is the new 21 that's where life really begins. Being a mom and an actress you don't look a day older than 20. Say hi to Tumi for me

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  3. life is no longer starting at 4O's But 30's has taken over.

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