The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]


Let Kathleen Turner Start Your Week With A Smile And A Bunch Of Food For Thought …

Kathleen Turner is an actress.In the 80’s, she was hugely successful – but illness, addiction and Hollywood studio’s hatred of women over the age of 30 – all contributed to her falling out of the limelight.

This interview is a few months old, but I recently read it again and I still love it.

Not because she is indiscreet about other actors … though that’s good.

But because of her ability to know who she is that has enabled her to acknowledge her faults, see her strengths and challenge the system.

There’s a bunch of gold in there – from how to deal with others [which is very similar to the advice Tom Hanks gives] through to how to deal with yourself – so whether you know her or not, I am pretty certain you will enjoy the read.

Hey, you might even come away asking yourself some questions about yourself.

It’s a good way to start the week and you can read the interview here.


18 Comments

And a good way to end the week.
On another note, you and Ms Turner seem to share a trait of brutal honesty, except you are working more than her which highlights her point about sexism in Hollywood. I loved her line about “making good lives” is as important as the credits you have, great advice. But I liked her “fuck you” to her age more. As I said, many similarities Robert.

Comment by George

They look the same too.

Comment by Bazza

Ha. Being inappropriate might be the only thing I have in common with her unfortunately.

Comment by Rob

And being wrongly accused of being drunk.

Comment by Pete

Yes … but has she ever been arrested because of it?

Comment by Rob

hasnt kathleen suffered enough to be compared to fucking campbell? you are a fucking prick auntie g.

Comment by andy@cynic

I love it when people get to a certain age and no longer care who they offend. Of course Rob got to that age at 21, but it’s still fun.

Comment by Bazza

I don’t want to offend anyone. I just don’t want to ignore things that I feel need to be discussed. Alternative truth was around way before Donald Trump became a master of it. Though back then, it was commonly due to a lack of context rather than blatant manipulation.

Comment by Rob

you dont want to offend anyone? you fucking lying dick. you love offending people, especially clients. the fact that makes them want you to hang around blows my fucking mind.

Comment by andy@cynic

A wonderful actesss and a very entertaining and enlightening interview. This sets me up for the week nicely. Thank you Robert.

Comment by Lee Hill

A Hollywood icon giving a real interview about being a talented woman in an industry focused on image. Thank you Robert.

Comment by Mary Bryant

Brilliant isn’t it. Though it would be sad if her sense of defiance didn’t shine brightly through.

Comment by Rob

This interview basically teaches us about workplace ageism, sexism, politics & survival.

Comment by Rob

I was just thinking that.

Comment by Pete

Incredible interview.

Comment by Marcus

In other news, I’ve got my ticket for your show. I’ve also got one for George who allegedly will be in London then too. Can’t wait.

Comment by Rob

That’s brilliant news! Thank you so much. Really looking forward to seeing you both.

Comment by Marcus

campbell paying for something? who the fuck are you?

Comment by andy@cynic




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