Okay!! So there is no movie talk just yet. What do you expect?? The book was just released yesterday, but if I have my way these celebs will be in the movie remake one day.
Today I had the honour of getting to know them as they joined me for character interviews to tell me all about them and their lives.
First up: Meet Liz Snow.
ME: "Hi, welcome to my humble home."
LIZ: "Hi there Natasha. I like pronouncing your name Ne-TA-sha. Is that okay?"
ME: "Sure, whatever. I like that chick from Avengers."
Liz smiles. Clearly the woman has taste because she knows exactly who and what movie it is that I'm referring to. I usher her to a chair and offer her a seat. She abides and we start our chat as I pour us each a glass of wine.
ME: "Do I call you Elizabeth, Liz or as an angry mother would by your full names Elizabeth October Snow?" I say with a frown to emphasize my last question.
LIZ: "Oh please call me Liz?" she gives me a dismissive wave.
ME: "Okay Liz. So tell me about yourself? Where do you live?"
LIZ: "Atlanta, Georgia in the USA. Actually I’m from a small town in north Georgia called Lafayette"
ME: "Oooh, it sounds like a French dessert or something. It must have been nice to live there, because you seem like you are a typical small town, all American, nice girl?"
LIZ: "No. My grandfather died suddenly when I was young, then I saw my only brother die in a useless traffic accident. So, you see, I’m not your typical girl. I can be nice when I want to," she winks.
ME: "When you want to? Care to elaborate?" I raise my eyebrows.
LIZ: "Years of anti-depressants, alcohol and bad relationships have damaged me emotionally. I hide myself in my career as a software executive."
ME: "So no husband and kids then?" I try to push my family's
picture on the desk out the way to not make her uncomfortable. OH Crap!! that move has made her uncomfortable.
Liz moves in her chair and replies: "I never really knew what
love was until meeting Peter William Hendrix III of
Chattanooga, Tennessee. Or at least that’s what I thought
until Pete’s betrayal."
ME: "What happened?"
LIZ: "I don't want to talk about it. If you don't have any other
questions, I have to leave now. My flight leaves in an hour."
She gives an apologetic smile.
With that her bodyguards appears and lead her out the door. I want to ask another question, but her manager gives me the sit down and shut up look. Oh well. Hopefully the next interview goes better.
ME: "Well HELLLO Pete!" I say with a smirk on my face.
PETE: "Hello." He smiles and looks for any signs of the Candid Camera crew.
ME: "Thank you for agreeing to this interview."
PETE: "Not a problem. Glad to be here."
Seriously!! This dude is still looking for hidden cameras as if I'm going to go Ashton Kutcher on his ass or something. WTF?? I shrug it off.
ME: "So tell me about yourself?"
PETE: "I’m successful, some say handsome, attorney Pete Hendrix of the firm Hendrix, Hendrix & Smith in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I attended undergrad at Vanderbilt University, graduated law school with honors and returned to Chattanooga to run the family law firm. I live the life my mother always wanted for me."
Okay, chatty Cathy!!
ME: "So what do you do for fun?" Might as well milk this while he is talkative!
PETE: "As often as possible, I go to my cabin on Walden Ridge. There, I swim in the clear, cool water from the cave, read and spend time in solitude looking onto the scenic Sequatchie Valley, the sacred hunting grounds of the Cherokee Nation before the Trail of Tears."
ME: "Sounds dreamy." but really I am still looking at his body...
ME: "Tell me more about your wonderful life and the things you love?" I lean forward, fold my arms and rest my chin on my palm. I silently pray he says something hot and dirty.
PETE: "My life is structured and secure. But, I never expected to meet a girl like Liz Snow. I loved Liz with my heart and soul. Then, she discovered my secret."
ME: "What happened?" I ask concerned.
Pete is about to respond when his mobile phone rings. He answers it, mumbles a few words and hangs up.
PETE: "I'm sorry, I have to go."
And just like that he disappeared. Thankfully I will always have my memories and footage from my security cameras. NICE!!
Next up Jack O. Savage.
Jack couldn't make the interview in person, which is maybe a good thing. I could not in good conscience have vouched for this "bad boy's" safety around me.
Here's a little something I did learn about him when we talked on the landline phone:
English poet, novelist, and founder member of The Renaissance Bards trio of spoken word artists, Jack O Savage leapt to prominence on being expelled from Jesus College, Oxford for allegedly plotting an arson attack on the college in which he supposedly planned to 'raise English successist complacency to its foundations', though no charges were ever brought against him. The Sun tabloid newspaper ran a story proclaiming POSH POET GETS CHOP referring to Savage's 'chopper protest' in which he was arrested for 'leaping atop a 17th century oak refectory table and lewdly flaunting his generous masculinity' at a formal disciplinary hearing, a gesture which he later repeated in public and which subsequently went viral on YouTube, receiving over 100 million hits in under two hours.
MAN I WISH I WAS THERE!!!
He now lives in a small English village with all that he loves in this life.