Archive for May 25th, 2005

More on my William Fichtner’s interview

Here’s some info that I didn’t include in the article:

I was a bit stressed before he rang yesterday, but he was so open, friendly & uplifting that after 2 minutes I was feeling that I was speaking to an old friend and that helped me not mess the interview up.

I have a long experience interviewing people, but usually these are CEOs and engineers of software companies and except Wil Wheaton they were not celebrities (among others I have talked to Linus Torvalds, Steve Jobs twice, etc. during my osnews time).

I tipped him to go login on imdb.com and correct his personal page as imdb is now used by many casting people in hollywood and said “Is this that web site that lists all movies and stuff?”. 😉

Then we talked a bit about computers and he said something to this effect: “I don’t really have much time for computers. I get to spend lots of time with the kids in the playground, then I get to think of my roles or rehearse them, and then it’s already night and I go to bed and sleep.”

Overall, he seems to be a really good, genuinely *happy* person. Hollywood (and this planet in general) needs more people like him, honestly. I’ve been impressed by him as a *person*. The previous person that I was equally impressed by was Miguel de Icaza, when I met him last year.

And for those who commented that I have a crush on him the answer is ‘yes’ and ‘no’. I was more taken with “Dr Kent Clark” (one of his characters) rather than with him. Also, after actually talking to him, he’s been kinda demystified. He is now more of a real person with a real life rather than a dream of a perfect being…

For the record, my beloved husband was and will always be my No 1 anyways. And my husband knows it, that’s why he doesn’t give a monkey about all this (in fact, my JBQ talked to Fichtner briefly on the phone the first time he rang). JBQ is never jealous of me, because he knows me and understands me better than anyone else in the world. And really, I am not an easy person to understand. However, I have to give credit to Thom Holwerda for trying hard to do so. 😉

vaccinations

We had two shots today for our vaccinations required for the Green Card we are filing. I did the Measles and the Tetanus one. Didn’t hurt at all actually as I was a bit afraid it would, as I usually faint on such things. I am a chicken when it comes to doctors. 🙂