Personal Morality: Follow-up
I didn't know my post on Personal Morality would be such a big hit! Thank you to everyone who left comments, retweeted it, shared it on Facebook, and emailed me their own stories. To everyone who sent me their stories on other mediums, I encourage you to write in the Unscripted comments section, as I know that what you've said to me will be inspirational and interesting to others as well.
Here are a couple of things I left out of the post:
- A couple of people have mentioned to me that they wished I had provided the sketch so that you could make up your own minds about it. The biggest reason I didn't post a link to the sketch is because I'm not looking for anyone else's opinions on the subject. I did the sketch, I loved doing it, and I would be delighted if the show called me up to do another one. I neither feel the need to ask for your support, nor care to hear your derision. (I have other reasons not to post the link directly, but if you'd like to look for it... Hint #1: my IMDb page. Hint #2: "Historical". Good luck.)
- My 80-year-old grandmother loved the sketch I was in. She said I looked beautiful, and that she thought it was good exposure for me. So not everyone was offended.
- One of my aunts said that the reason the sketch was hilarious to her was that she knew how different I am in real life from the character I played. She said that if I were like that character and had been typecast, then she might have found it embarrassing. But because she knew I was playing against type, she was able to laugh at it. What a good reason for me to keep living a very moral life. :)
- Part of the reason I'm confident in what I choose to do and not to do is because I have a mental checklist of what a role needs to be (or not be) in order for me to accept it. I highly recommend that every actor out there have a similar mental list, so that they won't be pressured into anything they will regret later. (More on that in my next post.)
May you know your boundaries, in life and in character.
P.S. The picture is of me posing with the tv as the sketch aired, not realizing what the effects of it would be.