Ask Alexandra – February 2010
My question is quite simple…why don’t we see more of you? What’s wrong with the casting gurus these days; are they blind as well as out of touch? Until recently, I had not seen you since the motion picture “Dragnet,” back in the 1980’s. I had no time for television while I was working. I’m retired now and I do view television more than before. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing you in several films and I must say you are a very convincing actress. In the facial close-ups, you eyes devour the camera’s lens! There’s an audience out here who would like very much to see you in a variety of roles and on a more regular basis . Send the casting folks a wake-up call, they seem to be fast asleep.
Well, if you didnt watch tv for the last 20 years, then yes, you probably missed seeing me. I have done mostly television shows and independent movies that come out on television or dvd. Alot of my movies hit the screens overseas, but not in the United States, where just a miniscule percentage of the films shot each year make it to the movie theatres. A few things I have shot havent come out at all, but 98% of them appear on television over and over and over again, or on dvd.
The best way to send the casting folks a wake up call is for you to write to the head of casting at the studios or networks, and tell them you want to see me on their shows! Maybe another series 🙂
Thank you for your support. Enjoy your retirement and I hope you catch lots more of me! For updates,on my upcoming projects, check out this website.
I’ve read that you struggled with an eating disorder many years ago. It seems that your very happy and healthy now. I have stuggled with anorexia/bulimia for over 12 years and I’m ready to let it go, but it’s not so easy to do. What is your best advice for stopping the cycle and living happy and healthy?
Yes, I was anorexic and then bulimic for 12 years, until I was 28. Letting that go was the best thing I did for my quality of life, and I am so happy to hear you are ready to get healthy and happy too. My advice:
I was in therapy since I was 16, and that helped me understand myself and why I was the way I was, and probably helped me not get worse, but it was a month after going to OA again (I had gone at 18 a few times, but didnt search around enough for meetings that fit) that I stopped being bulimic for good. I wouldnt have done it without the 12 Steps.
Best of luck to you. Please let me know what you decide and how you fare.
What was it like working with Philip Winchester in In My Sleep? I am a huge fan of you both and was thrilled to see that you worked together! I can’t wait to see the movie. Any word when it comes out?
I only have one scene in the movie, In My Sleep, and most of it can be seen on my Demo Reel 2006. It was alot of fun to do, and Philip Winchester is a lovely man. Handsome too! The writer/director, Allen Wolf is also a wonderful, wonderful person. I was lucky to be able to seduce him :). You can learn more about the movie at: http://www.inmysleep.com or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_My_Sleep
Rumour has it the film might be out in April… but keep an eye on its official site for the latest info!
Let me know what you think of the movie when you see it!