In case you’ve been wondering about me …

Who can honestly say you’re not even a little bit curious about what makes some of your favourite actors tick?  Come on, not even a little bit?  Well I Spotlight2am.  That’s one of the reasons why I’ve always enjoyed the one-hour talk show, Inside The Actors’ Studio.

Hosted by James Lipton (writer, composer, actor and dean emeritus of the Actors’ Studio Drama School at Pace University in New York), it’s actually a seminar for students that’s also filmed for broadcast.  The format is very simple.  Lipton and his guest having a leisurely conversation in front of a live audience.  What I love most about it is, Lipton doesn’t ask the usual questions.  And the actors or directors he’s talking with, really open up.

So when I read today’s WordPress Daily Prompt, I simply had to play along and turn the spotlight on myself:  “On the interview show Inside the Actors’ Studio, host James Lipton asks each of his guests the same last question.  What are your responses?”

Here goes:

  1. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE WORD?  Collaborate
  2. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVOURITE WORD?  No
  3. WHAT TURNS YOU ON CREATIVELY, SPIRITUALLY OR EMOTIONALLY?  A challenge
  4. WHAT TURNS YOU OFF?  Negativity
  5. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CURSE WORD?  Merde (because most people don’t have a clue what I’m saying)
  6. WHAT SOUND OR NOISE DO YOU LOVE?  Laughter
  7. WHAT SOUND OR NOISE DO YOU HATE?  Sirens
  8. WHAT PROFESSION OTHER THAN YOUR OWN WOULD YOU LIKE TO ATTEMPT?  Prosecuting Attorney
  9. WHAT PROFESSION WOULD YOU NOT LIKE TO DO?  Accountant
  10. IF HEAVEN EXISTS, WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO HEAR GOD SAY WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE PEARLY GATES?  What are you doing here?  I’m not ready for you yet.  Back you go!  

That was fun.  Your turn …

39 thoughts on “In case you’ve been wondering about me …

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  4. That was fun!

    Here are mine:

    WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE WORD? Grow.
    WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVOURITE WORD? Today, frost.
    WHAT TURNS YOU ON CREATIVELY, SPIRITUALLY OR EMOTIONALLY? Positivity
    WHAT TURNS YOU OFF? Hate
    WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CURSE WORD? trying really hard not to have such a potty mouth
    WHAT SOUND OR NOISE DO YOU LOVE? Waves hitting the sand
    WHAT SOUND OR NOISE DO YOU HATE? Yelling
    WHAT PROFESSION OTHER THAN YOUR OWN WOULD YOU LIKE TO ATTEMPT? Farmer
    WHAT PROFESSION WOULD YOU NOT LIKE TO DO? Math teacher
    IF HEAVEN EXISTS, WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO HEAR GOD SAY WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE PEARLY GATES? “Almost didn’t let you in, but all these dogs waiting for you put up quite a fuss. So tell me, why do most of their names start with G?”

  5. I enjoy Lipton’s interviews too. Here’s my answers:
    1. Possible
    2. Impossible
    3. Beauty – of nature, the arts.
    4. Negativity – agree with you on that one!
    5. I’m afraid it’s the “f” word. 😦
    6. I love those deep sounding wind chimes (NOT the shrill ones)!
    7. Car alarms
    8. Script writer (for films).
    9. Sanitation worker
    10. Welcome back
    11. That was fun…thanks!

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    • Thanks for the shout-out. As long as I can get back to where I came from I’m perfectly ok with being asked “what the hell I’m doing there” 🙂

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    • Thanks so much for the shout-out. Love the time you took and the thoughtfulness of your answers. And “sumptuous” is a great word:)

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  11. I love this! What a great way to share & find out more about your readers. Might have to steal it for my blog!! Here are mine:
    1. I really have no idea
    2. basically
    3. a good playlist on my iPod
    4. ego maniacs
    5. unfortunately, the f-bomb
    6. my childrens’ voices
    7. crinkling snack bags (weird, but it drives me nuts)
    8. personal trainer
    9. politics
    10. “There’s some folks here waiting to see you!”

    • Love it! Yes, “basically” drives me nuts too. Thanks, glad you liked it! You stole nothing — it’s a daily prompt — there for all of us to have fun with 🙂

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  15. Thanks for sharing this…and I loved your words and the challenge! So here goes:

    WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE WORD? Honour (as a verb and a noun)
    WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVOURITE WORD? Should
    WHAT TURNS YOU ON CREATIVELY, SPIRITUALLY OR EMOTIONALLY? Have to copy you – definitely a gnarly intellectual challenge
    WHAT TURNS YOU OFF? Intolerance of any kind
    WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CURSE WORD? Jesus F**ng Christ
    WHAT SOUND OR NOISE DO YOU LOVE? Ocean waves against the shore or rain on my rooftop
    WHAT SOUND OR NOISE DO YOU HATE? Whining
    WHAT PROFESSION OTHER THAN YOUR OWN WOULD YOU LIKE TO ATTEMPT? International aid worker
    WHAT PROFESSION WOULD YOU NOT LIKE TO DO? Actuary
    IF HEAVEN EXISTS, WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO HEAR GOD SAY WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE PEARLY GATES? There are some people here who have been waiting a long time to see you…

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