I don't care if people think that Dakota hasn't yet tackled a difficult acting role or is micromanaged by parents and coaches. She does it so well that I'm a devotee. I sincerely hope her career makes it through to adulthood, and I really think it will because her schtick is so much more mature than most child actors.
Mixed with the admiration is a good measure of intense professional jealousy, naturally.
The other highlight of the SAG awards was S. Epatha Merkerson receiving her statue from Benjamin Bratt and explosively thanking her divorce lawyer. That might have just been the L&O withdrawal, though.
My latest project
Apologies to anyone that I haven't contacted and whose e-mails I have ignored. I've been busy and tired and antisocial lately. It's honestly nothing personal.
- Via Saturnine, Orchestras throw a lifeline to musicians faced with bullying, burnout and stress. All instruments are pretty unnatural to play - and string players are particularly at risk from neck and shoulder problems. If you are a player in a London orchestra you might do three sessions a day. That means you can spend nine hours sitting in one position, which means problems arising from immobility as well as repetitive strain on certain joints. I would guess that more than 50% of string players are affected to some extent, at some point in their career. -- Malcolm, viola player.
- Awesome Stephen Colbert interview
- Manson 'will play Lewis Carroll'