I can only watch so many parades, bowls and home improvement shows before I break out in a rash, so every now and then I shut down the tube and read. Over this past long New Years weekend, I was reading one of the many magazines that routinely find their way to my living room coffee table. I never know how they get there, but there they are nevertheless, new ones sprouting up every day. Anyway, after reading the latest installment on a stars life -- this particular magazine covered an interview with Jennifer Garner, star of stage and screen, wife of Ben Affleck and mother of one-year-old Violet I really have to comment. I dont know which caused my teeth to ache more, the questions or the cutesy answers. Its not Garner in particular that caused the pain. Its just the general sugar-coated dreck that spewed. The Interviewer: What are you doing now? What have you done in the past? And what do you plan on doing in the future? How is it being a star and being a parent? How is it being married? The Interviewee: Well, you know, Ive done some great movies in the past and I am currently working on a fascinating Indie about saving tin foil. Not, for nothing but do they really have to do Indies and are they really all that fascinating? After that I plan on taking some time off to recoup my resources you know this acting is really exhausting stuff, after memorizing my script I had to actually go out there and do the scene Imagine that do the scene over and over again, because this particular director is really a stickler for perfection - three or four takes are simply just not enough. I am simply exhausted. And being a mom too really takes its toll. Have you ever noticed that the interviewee never answers in full sentences, either? All these celebrities are so full of themselves just once Id like to see one of them really give an honest interview. Well Its really great to have all this money and not have to toil at a 9 to 5 job five days a week just to survive, like the rest of your shlubs. And you know since Ive become a star its really great to have all these hangers-on jumping at my every whim. And I especially like that fact that I no longer have to worry about how Im going to pay the bills and all those creditors calling me day and night. Wouldnt it be nice to have them conduct an interview with honest to god low down nothing but the truth truthful answers? Real reality. What a concept. E-mail Not for Nuthin at JoannaD@co
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