sometimes parenting can make you feel just a little crazy

lights, cameras...

I used to dream of becoming an actress. Then I had kids and, thus my dreams came true. Honest.

  1. My fans can be obsessive and tend to follow me everywhere, even into the bathroom. Which leads to...
  2. Privacy. Basically, I don't have it anymore.
  3. My kids are my publicists. When they're good, I look good. When they're bad, my image suffers.
  4. My kids are also little critics; a fickle bunch, either loving me or hating me. I have to be able to withstand bad reviews if I'm going to make it in this town.
  5. It's not easy.  The greats just make it look that way.
  6. I have to be willing to play different roles. Sometimes I'm the leading lady and sometimes I'm the clown.
  7. Don't be fooled. Those glossy, pretty pictures are really staged and photoshopped.
  8. It's not all glamourous. Being on set is hard work and sometimes boring.  For instance, I might have to scream convincingly 10 or 20 times before the director is finally happy with the scary fake spider scene and calls it a wrap.
  9. I've been in character so long, I tend to forget who I really am.
  10. I'm happy to win awards and attend galas, like the recent 2014 Muthrz Day Tee, but that's not why I do it. It's for the love of the craft.