Giveaway: Starlet’s Web & Starlet’s Run by Carla J. Hanna

Well, it’s now my first giveaway of the new year!  About time, right?  So let’s jump into things:

PRIZES

One prize pack consisting of print copies of Starlet’s Web and Starlet’s Run, the first two books in the Starlet series by Carla J. Hanna.  These will be shipped directly from Amazon.com, Amazon.ca and Amazon.uk.  Sorry guys!  Print copies cost money and authors aren’t exactly made of it, so I’m limiting entries to those three countries.

RULES

1.  This giveaway will run from 12:00am CST on April 15 until 11:59pm CST on April 28.  Winners will be announced on Monday, April 29.

2.  The winner will be picked by Carla J. Hanna based on their answers to both of the questions below.  Yes, this is completely subjective.  She may pick winners based on how thoughtful, funny, serious, etc. their answers were; it’s completely up to Carla.

3.  If the winner does not respond to Carla’s email within 5 days, a new winner will be picked.

4.  All you have to do to enter is answer both of Carla’s questions below!  Make sure your profile has your email address included so that I can contact you if you win.

THE QUESTIONS

1: The Heavy: The film and publishing businesses say they reflect the escape the audience wants from reality, that successful fictional romance stories have violence and sex because that’s what the audience wants to feel emotions during the escape. Do you think either industry has a moral obligation to limit the “steam” or violence when targeting teens?

2. The Fun: With what young actress would you like to spend a day? Would you like to spend it on set or at her home?

38 comments

  1. Suzanne Edwards

    1. I don’t think “steam’ or violence should be targeted towards teens. Teens may think they are ready to see it, but that is why we have ratings on movies. With so much sex, blood, and gore incorporated into our “viewing pleasure,” society as a whole has changed to think that they want, need, and desire this. What happened to our imagination? I honestly think there should be ratings on books as well and teenagers should only be able to purchase books rated like with a “PG” or even a “PG-13” that only have insinuations, not explicit descriptions. (ie: Fifty Shades, Edge of Dawn, ect.)Let them put in their innocent ideas into the insinuations. Adults should know from previews and reviews what they are getting themselves into and should be responsible to apply this to their children (books, TV, movies, YouTube, alike) Thank you for letting me rant.
    2. I really don’t get excited over Hollywood actors and actresses, but, if I actually got to meet one, I would love to meet Kirsten Stewart 🙂 She is so quirky and fun, that I’ve seen of her off screen. On screen, she is so talented. It helps that I am a serious “Twiharder”

    • Carla J Hanna (@CarlaJHanna)

      Thank you, Suzanne! I’m always good for a rant. 🙂 When you read about Liana Marie, picture Stewart when she was 17 – this great child actor who was so nervous in public. I saw her several times with her eyes glued to the sidewalk, knowing everyone stared at her with judgement, evaluating her tiny size. She’s lovely and so talented.

  2. Alexandra

    1. I believe that all movies targeted toward teens should not have anything too bad. 13 year olds may not be able to handle the same sort of things that 16 to 19 year olds can, and if the movie is filmed for that entire age range, everyone should be considered. With violence in particular, I find that my sister (who is 14) gets very disturbed and can’t fall asleep at night if a movie is too bloody or grotesque. As for sex, as long as the movie doesn’t show any “private parts”, I’m usually good with the idea in a teen movie. However, this also depends on the age of the actors. If there are two 17-year-old actors (or older actors playing 17-year-olds), for example, I think that’s setting a bad example for younger viewers. The characters should be at least 21 in the movie before the sex scene occurs.
    2. If I could spend a day with any young actress, it would be Amber Marshall. I’m a bit biased because we’re both Canadian! I would definitely want to spend it on set, because it may get awkward at her home, because I’m just a fan she’s entertaining, and we may not have much in common to talk about. I would enjoy being on set to see how the filming process works, and to spend an entirely different day of my life. That’s what everyone wants: what they don’t have! I’m also an actress myself, though I haven’t been in anything big yet; an experience like this would give me some more insight into the acting industry.

    • Carla J Hanna (@CarlaJHanna)

      Thanks Alexandra for your insightful response. I think she played the Smart girl, right? She did a great job but I didn’t watch the whole show on TV because my kids are young. Good luck with your acting career. But please be careful. Don’t get sucked into modifying your body. You really don’t need to – you will just think you do when your agent gets worried that you’re not getting jobs. She’s wrong. Talent trumps big boobs.

      When I was younger, I wanted to spend the day with Canadian Alanis Morissette!

  3. lfountain1

    Firstly, I would like to thank you for such a fantastic book giveaway! I am so excited about Starlet’s Run and Web.
    In response to Q1. I would have to say that I agree we do watch films to escape from reality, but I do feel that it is important that the movie companies and film directors concider the age-range of their audience. Violence and sexual scenes may add drama and excitement to the film, but it can also detract from one’s enjoyment by loosing some of that “magic”. It can be magical when our minds take over and things are left to the imagination, for example with a cliffhanger ending or a snap-shot/ fade-out wherein we know or guess what has happened without actually having seen it. For some films this is a wonderful way to add to the mystery and suspence without it being predictable or making things too ‘raw’.
    Q2. I would love to spend time with actress Kiera Knightly as she has played so many different roles. From historical period films like the Dutchess, Pride and prejudice to more modern, spunky things. I think it would be facinating to find out how challenging her career is with a variety of roles!
    Thank you so much! X

    [Email deleted because I can see it in the comment form already. –CS]

    • Carla J Hanna (@CarlaJHanna)

      You are so right that movies have so much more power when they let us imagine. Kiera Knightly, in my favorite movie, Pride & Prejudice, was perfect – totally and completely Elizabeth Bennett. One of my dear friends worked on set of all the Pirate movies. Inside word is she’s talented as well – hit her marks and nailed dialogue on every take. I also respect her because she kept her body. She’s flat. Her butt and legs are not ideal. She’s PERFECT!

  4. LMcCJ

    Q1–The film and publishing businesses are businesses. Their goal is to make money. They have no moral obligation to do anything. If sex and violence didn’t sell, they wouldn’t put it out there. It is the job of parents to instill morals and values in their children. It is also the job of parents to educate their children about the business of business.
    Q2–Emma Watson. I’d like to spend the day with her at her home because I see her as a young person just turning into an adult and that’s a very interesting time in one’s life.

    • Carla J Hanna (@CarlaJHanna)

      Yes! It is our job to teach our kids about business. My nephew is embarrassed to sell raffle tickets for his school. He says that selling is humiliating. I explained that all of us have to make money, whether we work for a company or have our own, everyone sells a product or service. (I won the raffle and my hubby and I are taking the kids to Ireland in May. Yes, too cool!)

      One of my beta readers complained that Starlet’s Light has too much about the business and exploitation of Hollywood when Lia and Blake (King Arthur) talk about it. I put it in there for two reasons: 1. because I personally felt disappointed when I learned that my favorite actor was gay. I don’t care about someone’s orientation and believe that all people are entitled to be loved. But ‘HE’ couldn’t be! ‘HE’ is – and who cares. A film is a product. ‘He’ smolders. I like looking at him. And 2. because actors don’t make much money. 99% of Hollywood actors and crew scrape by. 1% make millions.

  5. Kelly

    Question 1: I think they have a responsibility to limit the violence/”steam” when they are marketing their product (novel/tv series/film) to teens. If the product is clearly not intended for teens, they are reading/watching at their own risk. That being said, I don’t think teens should be exposed to as much violence and mature content because it desensitizes them to real life and can make them either indifferent to or okay with it.
    Question 2: Definitely Jennifer Lawrence. She seems so down to earth and sarcastic and hilarious. I think we would spend the day at her house, because if she’s anything like me (and I think our personalities are similar), she probably has random, weird, awesome stuff hanging around her house that makes it unique.

    • Carrie Slager

      Thank you for entering! I haven’t seen much of Jennifer Lawrence, but along with Emma Watson I think she’s definitely more down-to-Earth than most celebrities.

    • Carla J Hanna (@CarlaJHanna)

      Scholastic did Hunger Games. At the elementary school book fair, it was right there for me to buy for my 3rd grader. Her friends have read it. I say, “NO WAY!” It’s too violent. Scholastic has let me down and let her down. I think Scholastic has a responsibility to market to high schools with Hunger Games and not push it on 8-year-olds.

      I’d like to meet her, too. I thought of her as a Lia – a girl with curves and remarkable ability. Inside scoop is she’s already too expensive and ‘fat’ and the corporations will be limiting her options. SAD!

  6. Sandie W

    I don’t think that violence or sex are necessary for a good book or movie. Are the networks or writers responsible? Not completely…it is something that as parents we need to police and now what our children are reading and watching. If we aren’t doing this then we aren’t doing a very good job at parenting.

    I would love to spend a day with Scarlett Johanson. Preferably at home. She is talented, beautiful and seems to be very down to earth. She started out in the business at a very young age and doesn’t seem to think that everything should be handed to her on a silver platter.

    • Carla J Hanna (@CarlaJHanna)

      Thanks for your thoughts. I agree that the inciting incident doesn’t have to be an act of violence – just something that drives the character’s actions and incites change. Sex doesn’t need to be gratuitous. If it is important to the character in some way, then yes. But if it is thrown in to keep the readers turning pages faster, then those readers should read erotica, not young adult.

      I personally have taken a stand against Hunger Games for elementary ages. I know it is marketed to them, and I have offended some of my friends who have let their kids read the series. I wish I could just edit the books so that the violence is not so consuming. I wish only high schoolers and up could read it. I enjoyed reading the series. I acknowledge that gladiator spectacle occurs today and could be repeated again. I understand that movies give us that spectacle. But I think the violence is too much for tweens.

      One of the paradigm shifts I’ve seen with social media and internet access is genre muddling. Any child can go online and see formerly restricted content. Teens read Shades. Of course it is not written for them but of course they have easy access to it. Good parenting now is knowing that our kids know about sex in 3rd grade and talking openly with them and supporting them as they work through the mixed messages.

      I was so thrilled to share a bathroom with Scarlett Johanson one time in Santa Monica. Her bodyguards asked me to leave when I was putting on some lipstick. She’s so tiny and stunning. I said, “Hi, you’re so adorable.” She smiled.

  7. sarah perry

    I personally think that they should definitely cool it with the violence and the steamy content. I find it sad that our society finds violence entertaining when so many other people are trying to survive violence in their day to day lives. I just hope to maintain as much innocence in my kids as possible. Too many kids are growing up way too fast and then trying to live out their childhoods when they’re 30 and 40 years old….then we wonder why we have irresponsible adults. It’s a cycle. Anyway, that’s just my opinion 🙂 Thanks for asking such an intriguing question!

    My answer to question 2 quite a few years ago would have been Dakota Fanning because she was so successful at such a young age…Now I would love to spend a day with the girl who played Jennifer Aniston’s daughter in Just Go With It. I can’t remember her name at the moment, but I think she has an amazing career ahead of her!! I would just hang out doing whatever it is she likes to do on her time off 🙂 She’s such a character

    • Carla J Hanna (@CarlaJHanna)

      Sarah, I can’t even read past the latest headlines. The Boston bombing targeting families was beyond vile and psychopathic. Before I had kids, I dismissed the criminals as psychopaths who were a tiny percentage of our population. Then came social media.

      When I first saw Facebook – to me – I thought it was created as a frat-boy network to rate girls and announce parties. When it first came out, my husband was at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business getting his Ph.D. He saw it differently. He saw it as a database goldmine for businesses and targeted marketing companies. He was part of that world of .com thinkers. He was an eBay guy. From seeing the Silicon Valley entrepreneur mindset from his buddies who all did their undergrads at places like Harvard, like Zucherman, business ethics was not considered or relevant. Profit, marketshare, data and demographics were precious.

      I had an argument once with one of his buddies at Google who truly thought that if a user used Google than Google owned that user’s data since Google was providing free search. He only saw it as a trade. Period. “If we use, we pay.” My argument was “Should we users know what we’re giving in exchange for free search?” His: “It’s not my responsibility to educate people what I want in return for free use. Of course I should be paid – and I will be when I mine their data and sell it to marketers.”

      So now, here we are 10 years later. Kids are bullied terribly online. Violent, public crimes have increased. Danielle Radcliffe did a four-some film. So did Lohan. Selena Gomez and V. Hudgens did a topless 3-some film. I got a book offer for the Starlet series with the condition that I increase the gratuitous sex to make it a page turner for the moms who read yound adult fiction. I got an offer for film options to do a “Tim Tebow redeems Lindsay Lohan” steam-fest. Hunger Games is on sale at my daughter’s 3rd grade book fair. I’m like you, I want to keep my kids 7 and 9, happy and secure.

      I was across the street once from Jennifer Aniston when a Bentley drove up. She crossed the street, walked next to me, smiled (gorgeous woman) and opened the front passenger-side door. Yep, John Mayer. HOT!

  8. Shannon Davison

    #1. Personally I feel there is way too much violence and sex targeted at teens these days. I think the industry needs to pull back on this, I mean whatever happened to caring, romantic love stories? Even as a grown woman watching movies with my parents when they come to visit, I get uncomfortable with some of the sex scenes. I watched a movie one night with my teen son and he hid his face in a pillow because he was too embarassed to watch the scene. Like who wants to watch sex like scenes with their MOM in the room lol. He did comment though on how most movies that are supposed to be a good “date” movie are rediculous. They don’t treat women right in them, they’re treated like objects and possessions and there is always some sort of violence to link them together. He likes mushy movies like his Mom.
    #2. I think I’d like to hang out with Emma Watson at her home. Who didn’t love her in Harry Potter movies? She’s grown so much into a beautiful young lady and I feel she’s got alot of good things coming her way. She seems down to earth and that’s the kind of people we should want to be connected to.

    • Carrie Slager

      Oh dear, I can’t imagine your son’s embarrassment at watching a sex scene with his mother! I must admit that things got pretty awkward between my father and I when there was a sex scene in movies, so I know where he’s coming from. And I think you’re absolutely right about date movies; I refuse to watch them because not only are they poorly written and acted, they’re offensive. I’m not the kind of person that gets easily offended, but the stereotypes in some of them are just mind-blowingly ridiculous.

      Well, there’s another vote for Emma Watson! Personally she’d be my first pick as well. It’s been amazing to see her grow up through the years into the beautiful young lady she is now.

      Thank you for such a thoughtful entry! 🙂

    • Carla J Hanna (@CarlaJHanna)

      Thanks Shannon! Oh, how sweet that you’ve got a sensitive son! Pinch yourself. When I wrote Manuel I wanted to give guys a good role model, a young man of strong character who makes mistakes but moves on – always trying his best and respecting others. I also wanted a guy who can control himself – because young men CAN control their hormones. They CAN and DO make good choices. Yes, it’s hard but worth it. – So glad you have a good relationship with your boy.

      When I was writing the series, I read an interview with the amazing Watson. The interviewer brought up that she was criticized for her style. She said that she didn’t see a need to show her body to the world, that covering up left more to the imagination anyway. I respect that.

  9. Meghan Stith

    Those are two good questions.
    1. I think that the industry has a responsibility to be honest to its viewers. True, there is a lot of violence and sex in movies, but there is a lot of violence and sex in the world. It’s also important not to just have gratuitous sex or violence. If it makes sense to the film or tv show, then that’s fine. If it’s put in there simply for shock value, it’s not. I think that limiting the use of cigarettes in films is cool because for the most part, people are smoking less than they used to. It’s an honest reflection of the world around us. That’s where I think the line is. Is it honest? Is it important to the story?

    2. Does the actress have to be young? And how young are we talking? If we’re talking younger than 21, then my choice would be Lily Collins. She’s pretty and seems sweet. None of the really young ones have the same maturity she seems to have. If they can be over 21, there would be a three-way tie. Jennifer Lawrence (because she seems a lot of fun and I think we would have a great time together!), Emma Stone (because she’s funny and has red hair… like me!) and Kristen Bell (because she’s hilarious and genuine and beautiful).
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    [Email deleted because I can already see it in the comment form. –CS]

    • Carrie Slager

      I don’t think there are any hard-and-fast rules for what counts as ‘young actress.’ Whatever you consider young is fine because your reasoning is much more important. 🙂 Thank you for entering!

    • Carla J Hanna (@CarlaJHanna)

      Thanks Meghan! I had a Christian lit agent ask to sign me. I said “NO” because she said the Christian market doesn’t want any sex in the novels. But Lia and Manny have premarital sex. It’s loving and makes 100% sense in their story. It’d be absurd if they didn’t. I said exactly what you said, “But it’s honest and crucial to the series – a modern morality tale and social commentary.” I mean, duh!, right?

      I researched Lily when I wrote Lia because Lily is Phil Collin’s daughter. I wanted to see how she was brought up. Did they go to church? What high school did she attend? What was it like to be a child of a performer? Why did she act? How are they building her brand as they protect her self? Phil would know the game so how is he protecting her? I want to meet her, too!

  10. Carrie Sharp

    1: There’s probably some truth in the film industry’s claim that they only provide what people seem to want. We’re completely conditioned as a generation to want over-the-top romance (or, really, sex with a few professions of undying love thrown in) or explosions and maybe a couple of ninjas. I’m completely part of that, because when I’m not in the mood for some sappy and completely unrealistic love story, I usually just want the explosions. I get bored otherwise, and way too many people have the same tendencies. I can’t really blame the film industry for rising to the occasion and creating the supply to my demand, even if the supply intentionally appeals to my emotions in exactly the way necessary to create more demand.

    That said, there should be a point where the film industry realizes how destructive that is. If we need an example, look at Twilight. I’m not a hater–I actually liked the books–but look at what happened when the film industry turned decent books into terrible movies and then intentionally built up the hype by targeting teenage girls lacking the experience and emotional stability to realize how bad it all was. And now all of those girls are less likely to settle for normal relationships just because the guy doesn’t sparkle. Is the film industry to blame for that? They’re certainly at fault for a lot of it. Should they limit that kind of damage? Yes…but blaming the film industry for all that’s wrong with our generation is a bit like blaming the government for everything that goes wrong in our country. There are too many factors, and blaming the film industry alone would be ignorant.

    Ultimately, I’m not sure we’re asking the right question. It shouldn’t be, “How responsible is the film industry?” but “What can I do to change things?” If those girls were better educated, the film industry wouldn’t be able to influence them so much. If I’m living my life to the fullest, I wouldn’t need explosions to keep myself entertained (though I would still totally need the ninjas, because they make everything better). Change ourselves, and the world will change around us.

    2. The Fun: With what young actress would you like to spend a day? Would you like to spend it on set or at her home?

    Dakota Fanning, if I had to pick a younger actress. I don’t even know why, but every time I think of her, I think of her chubby faced younger self, and then I want to pinch her cheeks and pat her head. I know she’s not that young anymore, but the urge is still there. I bet she’d be a hoot as a friend, though.

    • Carla J Hanna (@CarlaJHanna)

      Oh, Carrie, thanks for your thoughts. I laughed! I have a 7-year-old ninja who goes to karate class in a few minutes and is waiting for me to finish typing. So funny!

      I was actually embarrassed at the go-on-forever Twi sex scene in Breaking Dawn because I went with a troop of Twi-moms on opening day at the 9 am showing. We all were embarrassed for some reason. Not when we all saw The Lucky Guy together but BD! Everyone said the sex was too much because it was targeted to tweens – but then we all laughed that BD was good birth control for teens, too. None of us liked the birthing scene. Eww.

      Dakota Fanning seems impossibly wise, too. When I researched her and her sister, I found little on their truly personal lives. I think their parents must be astute and protective. I’d be cool to meet her.

  11. Rose Milligan

    I agree with a previous comment, that sex and violence are not necessary for a book or movie to be good. But those things are in books and movies so if you don’t want your child exposed to it then monitor what your child is reading and watching.
    I know this is more than one actress, but I would like to spend the day with the girls from the tv show Pretty Little Liars. And I would definitely love to be on set to see the ins and outs of the show.
    Thanks for having the giveaway.

    • Carla J Hanna (@CarlaJHanna)

      Being on set of PLL would be interesting! I’d want to know which girl can act and how many lines they are fed. A friend of mine just took his 5 and 9 year-olds on set with him to show them where Daddy works. When I saw the post, I gasped because he works on a very sexy HBO show and the dialogue is constant cussing and the actors are always naked. Everyone gave him grief in their comments ;-). But I respect him – he loves his wife and kids and is parenting by being true to whom he is. He just has a lot of ‘xplainin to do!

    • Carrie Slager

      Monitoring what your child is watching and reading only goes so far, trust me. What if you haven’t read the book? What if your child gets it out of the library and only reads it at school? What if they buy it with their own money and hide it? Honestly, as a tween and teen I used all those tactics and more. It doesn’t mean that my parents were terrible at their job; it just means that if you unreasonably restrict what they’re allowed to read, children will rebel.

      Now, with my little sister I’m lucky that I can either read books very quickly and screen them depending on what I read at her age (with some exceptions since she is quite a ‘butterfly’). However, my parents never really had that luxury with me. I think having an open dialogue with your children so that if they find something disturbing in a book or movie they can come to you is far more important.

      Anyway, thank you very much for entering!

  12. Shannon Henderson

    1. I think romance, steam and violence should be left up to adults to read or watch, saying that, yes I think the industry should properly sensor or mark something with too much blood and guts or sex for adults only. If the writer or producers want to bring their project out as young adult or teen with all that in it, they should not be allowed in this category, it’s OK to write something with puppy love or a crush (which is age appropriate I think for young people). Kids need to stay kids as long as they can the world is tough enough. I understand kids will watch or read somethings anyway that is not for kids eyes but at that point if it is not promoted for young eyes, parents can handle that situation of course if you catch them. We were kids and watched or read something once or twice that made our eyes burn and young mouths drop mom or dad knew nothing , but to openly go and watch or read because its in young section no, no that should be monitored from the top before it hit the shelves and internet.

    2. I am not exactly sure how young the actress so if its teen i would have to say Chloe Moretz . She is 16 and I have a teen daughter myself i can handle a 16yr old girl. I think to hang out with her in her home to see her family and learn a bit more about her young life would be great for me. I enjoy her movies and have seen all of them, she is not the kiddie movie kid she has done some very artsy and violent movies which touches a bit on the first question. I would like to know if she enjoys the genre she is in or is she just getting paid without being rude,only want to know because she has two movies in particular that was disturbing to me,good, but whew! What would be in store for her future as she is already starting out fast. She is very talented and really good at acting , I also want to know if she is a nice kid that is growing up in her real world that is not to excitable as her movies. Does she like pizza, salads, video games or is it work, work, work. I would want to know she enjoys herself with life I can watch some of her movies better knowing she is having fun at it.

    • Carla J Hanna (@CarlaJHanna)

      Thank you for your reply and wow about Moretz. She and Hailee Steinfeld are incredibly talented – both just 16.

      I put in that Left to Die rape scene in Starlet’s Web after reading about Moretz’s response to acting vs the self when I researched how an actor “compartmentalized”. Jodie Foster talks about how that detachment is a required skill for a teen actor. I’m not a celebrity stalker or an actress, but I get on these curiosities from time-to-time wanting to know how people think in different situations and then I read practically everything I can find about the topic. While I was still in grad school (1992 – wow, 21 years ago), I had read an interview about young actress Rosie Perez feeling that director Spike Lee had raped her on screen. She talked about how humiliating and violated she felt while filming a scene in Do the Right Thing. I hadn’t thought about what the actor would feel. I hadn’t thought about how seeing the movie desensitized me until I read that article. I read everything about Spike Lee that year afterwards. I went from respecting his talent to seeing that he was participating in the exploitation of actors, himself, and furthering a negative stereotype about race. Rather than show the depths of goodness in human nature regardless of race, he was showing us gang violence and crime and promoting fear of the poor “Black.” He ranted that the Jews controlled Hollywood and he wanted to make his edgy, violent films. Such talent and intelligence was misdirected. Then it became genre. Now it’s out-of-control in my opinion, violence spawning more violence with the participants trapping themselves and us – we are participants – into Hollywood’s web.

      I’m big into social responsibility as you can see. Let’s be aware of how we’re played so we can choose how we’re played and protect our kids from becoming more desensitized than we already are.

  13. Kamryn Yanchick

    The serious: The film and publishing business, in my opinion, doesn’t limit themselves at all when it comes to “steamy” and violent content for teens. The more outrageous, the more attention and revenue. It’s all about money. They will make and sell whatever they think will turn heads, despite the targeted age group. I actually think they try to make teen content as shocking as possible just to catch the ever shrinking teen attention span. It’s an extremely concerning thing to see but I guess it’s all about numbers and money and less about ethics and life lessons.
    The fun: If I got to choose to hang out with one young actress for a day I would pick Jennifer Lawrence because she seems so real, unlike most actresses nowadays who are so obviously plastic. She seems like someone you would bump into at the local McDonald’s, she seems true. I would like to spend a day at her house and just relax. Probably eat junk food and watch a ton of old TV reruns.

    • Carla J Hanna (@CarlaJHanna)

      Thanks so much for your response, Kamryn.

      I’d love to meet Lawrence, too. I wonder if she’s an introvert like Stewart? I respect that she chose to ‘eat.’ AWESOME! I sure hope aspiring actors can see that they can have more power – that they don’t have to comply. But it would be so hard to be rejected after so many auditions and then search for a ‘reason’ for getting passed over. But if the actors knew what they were getting into, I bet you’d see more talent – not just pretty faces – because they’d have to choose the profession. Hollywood ain’t no high school musical.

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