Candice : I’ve been hanging out with the rich and famous this week. I’ve met a few celebs over the years due my different jobs and you can draw a lot of similarities between them and their lifestyles. The people I have met have come from very different celebrity sets – from one hit wonders to long term famous. Interestingly its often the one hit wonders (or reality celebs) who are the worst for thinking the world owes them a favour (Leona Lewis, any one?) Rather than the jobbing acts who have been around for years are much more aware of the fickle nature of celebrity and acknowledge what their place in the world means. Noddy Holder was lovely, completely aware that he pulled a blinder when he wrote ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ and quite happy to shout ‘Merry Christmas’ very loudly for all and sundry.
The chaps I was hanging around with this week have also been around since the ’70’s: The Wurzels. For those of you who don’t know them, they specialise in a type of music called ‘Scrumpy and Western’. They hail from the west country and have been around for years as a comedy act, parodying main stream tracks. They were helping me out with promoting something for my current job and we did have a laugh as they tried to lip sync over and over again to the version of the track we had written.
It made me think about how Phil and I will be when we get our slot at the limelight. For years I’ve been on the periphery with my dabbling in TV work (another interesting bunch, the more famous the actor, the nicer they are) but this is our chance to be front and centre. I’ll have a rider of course – free Mulberry handbag at each venue, LK Bennett shoes etc. And I’ll be wanting my hair and make up done. I do love it when I get that done when I do a period drama.
Phil, well I think he’ll be taking lots of photos (I’ve seen his Flicker account since going to Oz) but I’m not sure if he’ll want to be in too many, being shy. But he has got previous of interviews and TV so he’ll probably be more comfortable in front of the camera than me, as I am usually playing a character. Rider, I’m not sure, muffins, tea and a railway magazine perhaps?
This time next year, perhaps we’ll be able to answer that question. What would be on yours?