Thursday, April 12, 2007

ZX Got Her Hair Dyed Yesterday--It Looks Fascinating

Am not quite grasping the concept of a stylist. A stylist is someone who helps you get ready for three hours so you can pretend you own zillions of designer clothes that you will never wear again. A stylist is someone who helps you pretend to have your own sense of style. A stylist is someone who kills any inclination of personal panache you may have had if it's not the same as Vogue. I remember when I was younger being called the "bad stripe" because my boobs hadn't grown in yet and I guess the dress looked more flattering on someone full-figured. Just what I needed to hear as an insecure teenager, but it is so much fun. I love gossip. Because no matter how chaotic my life seems, there's someone who's really up shit creek.

I have been reading your comments and some of you have been griping that I'm boring because I'm not giving an in depth description of the life of an actress. Well. This is it, folks. This is how it is when I'm not working. I may get a call tomorrow like I did this time last year and be gone for the next seven months. But for now, it's meetings, auditions, photo shoots, a pinch of disappointment and a grain of salt.

Ok. Most embarrassing set moment: My character is meeting a criminal under duress, so I don't even look at him as I shake his hand and say, "Nice to meet you." But something is awry. He starts laughing and I look down in horror at my hand giving him a firm how's-your-father. I froze. I didn't even let go. He was really cool about it and tried to make me feel better by saying that I could do that any time, but on a set there are thirty people around and there's no way you can live down grabbing hold of some one's dick.

91 comments:

jb said...

LOL

Crotchgrabbing is a sure way to break the ice!

Anonymous said...

hahaha...that can't be true! :)

honee pot

Anonymous said...

What a nice way to get to know someone! Thanks for giving us some insight into your world and not trying to glamourize it like the media does! I would rather read about the truth (i.e., BI's) than a bunch of made up lies.

-Lucky

Dana said...

OMG! Too funny! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

thanks for letting us "in". i love your writing and i don't give a shit if you capitalize or not...

michele

Anonymous said...

i just saw pics of misha with a new hair color....could it be??

Anonymous said...

Sadly, I don't think this is Lauren Graham (no offense ZX). I don't think LG was ever a teenage actress, and I don't recall her ever being in a role where she would be meeting a criminal. I also think our ZX is someone fairly young, like 20s, and is on the short-side. If you are average height - 5-8/5-9, if you go to shake a guy's hand, either you are short or he is quite tall for your extended hand to hit his youknowwhat.

Anonymous said...

Misha just bought a huge house; she's not a renter.

Lauren Graham is on a show, she's not auditioning. I doubt if she'd need to do much auditioning at this point in her career anyway.

brendalove@gmail.com said...

Was the guy hot?

brendalove@gmail.com said...

If he wasn't, I bet he was after that! ahahhahahahahahaha

hez said...

...or maybe she was just sitting down and the dude was standing.

Great story, ZX. Love the part where you "didn't even let go." LOL!

Mijill said...

ZX, I love reading your blog because it's the real deal, not some quote taken out of context by the tabloids or some generalized PC statement...Your life may not be as glamourous or exciting as we imagine an actress should be but it's real and I'm loving reading about the ins and outs!
I hope you're getting a laugh out of all the people trying to guess who you are, I know I am!

Anonymous said...

Heather Graham
Heather Graham
Heather Graham
She was in her first movie at 14 (even though her best known 'first' role was in Swingers). She is hawt.

AllyUK said...

Love the crotch story ZX. I've enjoyed every one of your blog entries - not boring at all!

Dana said...

See, the sheer fact that she just got her hair done isn't that big of a clue - it seems like all the actresses are getting their hair colored on a weekly basis. Take LiLo for instance.

Anonymous said...

I don't think your life sounds boring at all!! It sounds real which is refreshing since most elevate those in the entertainment business above the human level. So continue to keep it real. I find it refreshing.

Anonymous said...

Yea!!! I love when ZX posts!

mary mac said...

Love your posts ZX! Please keep em coming.

I think the so called "boringness" of your life is what fascinates us all...you know like that one magazine that shows pictures of "stars are just like us" pumping gas, grocery shopping, etc...

When you read about these stars' fabulous lives you think that they aren't "real." You show us just how "real" you are, which to me, is very endearing.

Please keep posting and good luck!

Frenchie said...

OMFG! I'm LMAO, right now!... A firm "how's you father" indeed... ;p

Anonymous said...

She uses words like abed, addy and ninny. Where do they use words like that? Maybe it's a clue to where she's from?

sb said...

Fun post. I personally don't find your posts boring at all and look forward to them.

Had to wonder though , as you were giving this fellow that fine "how's-your-father" and noticing that something was awry, was it because the other "grip" was limp, or suspiciously firm?

Shopahaulic said...

zx, don't listen to all the negativeness on here...they all probably wish they were in your shoes. Holla.

Anonymous said...

Is ZX jacinda barrett from the last kiss?

sb said...

oh, and by the way, ZX, after reading about Marc Anthony's recent tax woes, you might want to hurry up and get those corporate tax returns all filed, if you know what I mean . . .

Anonymous said...

ZX...one quick comment...i'll be in LA for one week for work and will have one day off...suggestions/recommendations on what to do besides shopping or going to Sunset Blvd?? What would you do?

Anonymous said...

It is not Jacinda. She is married.

Anonymous said...

Jacinda Barrett has been married for three years, and is a homeowner.

mary mac said...

I think addy really means A.D.D. ish or A.D.D.y.

I think lots of people use the word ninny.

I think I know who this is, but need to check a few things...

Anonymous said...

Mary Mac - PLEAAAAASE SHARE!!! This is driving me crazy!!!

Anonymous said...

12:14,

go to the Getty museum, it's amazing!

Anonymous said...

I'm telling you it's Selma Blair.

mary mac said...

OK...going out on a limb here...

Tina Majorino

smart-wrote her first screen play at 8

child star

indie films-Napoleon Dynamite

Lives in California

According to her bio she doesn't smoke, drink or do drugs, but swears!

Very likely she would have been at Fashion Week as she is on one of the designers website as a supporter plus she says she loves to shop

I believe Veronica Mars has been canceled, leaving her to look for new work.

Enjoys surfing and running according to IMDB.

Not sure of what awards she may have won...that seems to throw this off a bit. I hope it's her.

Anonymous said...

awesome work!! I think you nailed it! :)

Also, she was born in 1985, making her 21 or 22 depending on the month she was born and in the post where she didnt get the part and called her mom-- that who attitude about that whole part was very young sounding.

ANNNND yesterday, she quoted Napoleon

Anonymous said...

Wow I loved the movie Corrina, Corrina and I can't believe she is an adult!!!! Now I feel old! While I think she is cute, I'm secretly hoping it's someone with a little more star power. No offense ZX if you actually are Tina. :D

Anonymous said...

This person also said they got a call this time last year and they were gone for 7 months... Tina's last film just wrapped up in the end of october--meaning she would have been called March/april last year... thoughts????

Anonymous said...

ZX does better than all the fake people out there... plus if her star power was that big, wed be able to recognize her right away.... if u want someone to stay hidden, you have to think c list and under

mary mac said...

I think Tina is a fantastic actress as well as an accomplished singer and dancer. I would much rather have ZX be someone without the "star power" of a major celebrity. Major celebs like Jennifer Aniston, et al, are too concerned with their "image" to give an honest recounting of their daily life.

I think, if it is Tina, she would be fantastic as ZX.

I just wish I could find an award she has won...she's been nominated for several, but apparently not won. She has been fabulous in everything I've seen from Corrina Corrina to When a Man Loves a Woman to Waterworld to Napolean Dynamite to Veronica Mars. If she hasn't won an award, she should have...
And she did quote Napoleon Dynamite...

Anonymous said...

Heather G fits the bill too. She has been on TV shows like Twin Peaks, Scrubs and Emily's Reasons why not. She also has won many awards. Don't know about the smoking thing though. Could still be her...

Anonymous said...

Hello all,

I haven't a clue who this is but I will venture a guess that they are either from Britian or have lived there. "How's your father" is Cockney for sex.
Just my 2 cents

XXOO

Disco Dolly

hello kitty said...

addy = adress (as in e-mail addy)

Anonymous said...

Tina is the lead singer of a band called "The AM Project" and they seem to be fairly active. Has ZX mentioned anything relating to music?

Kim

Virgo74 said...

ZX is pretty interesting. Didn't understand the last paragraph though.

Anonymous said...

regarding her use of "addy", she said the following "I feel very want addy". She was referring to the fact that she said she was going running on the beach or something and felt that she sounded want-ad-y. You know, from a want ad?

Kim

mary mac said...

Kitty...

I agree with you that addy is short for address...however, ZX used it in the context of saying that she was hoping we didn't think she was "addy" after talking rapidfire about all the things going on with her. That's why I felt she meant "ADDish."

Anonymous said...

I think Mary Mac's guess is very credible, but I agree with several of the other guessers and think that ZX has a very British, or possibly Australian feel.

Anonymous said...

Selma Blair is in the process of getting a divorce. She's also very stylish; has a closet full of Chanel and is a favorite of stylists.

Tina sounds like a great guess; good sleuthing!

Anonymous said...

I found a website that said that Tina Majorino lived in England. I think Mary Mac was right - I think it's her as well.

Anonymous said...

Neve Campbell.

mary mac said...

Alice in Wonderland was filmed in England

mary mac said...

From her website:

Just like her character Mac on Veronica Mars, Tina is a techno geek- she owns 5 computers. She adores playing "Mac"- especially with the constant hair color changes!
(Note the title of this entry about her getting her hair dyed...Mac constantly changes her hair color.)

If she could live anywhere else in the world, Tina would pick London: "I love England so much. I plan on having a house there someday."

mary mac said...

OK...starting to feel off on the Tina Majorino guess, just like my sure thing about Zooey Deschanel...

In almost everything I read, Tina talks about being a non-smoker as well as a non-drinker. Also, there's still that no awards thing.

I'm confused and need to sleep on this.

Why oh why am I sooooo addicted to BI's?????????????????

Anonymous said...

I think we need to go on Wiriemage, write down a list of every 20 something female celeb that was at LA Fashion Week, and just start crossing off names.

I'm not sure it's Tina because she mentioned putting off a few photoshoots recently... I don't think I've ever seen Tina in a magazine, I can't imagine why she would suddenly start getting 2 or 3 all at once?

B :) said...

Scarlett Johnanson

Breaker said...

As time goes on people seem to forget the clues given to us.

She is an award winning actress who works all the time and was in something that may get her an award. So he is hoping this will go through awards season next year. She also has many projects coming out this year.

Tina doesnt fit the profile by those clues alone. She hasn't won awards, hasnt been in anything that has award buzz to it and has only done two things this year, Veronica Mars and "What we do is secret".

As much as you all want it to be, Its not her guys, sorry.

Anonymous said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! But why was he naked? ahhh who cares keep 'em coming ZX!!

Oh and ENTL... Love Your Blog!!!
~Irishstayc

Dorothy said...

ZX, since I'm now aware that you read this blog, I'd like to thank you for your entries. I find them rather humorous, and I'll admit I look forward to reading what you have to say.

So, you have a stylist that suggested the hair color change? I wonder if I was in your shoes, would I be offended.

Anonymous said...

it did say award winning. Maybe virginia madson or chloe??

Anonymous said...

ZX= Mischa Barton

Luka said...

can't be mischa. micha always comes across as stupid and zx is a little spitfire and thoughtful about what she writes.

keep on blogging ZX! i look forward to your posts. and thank you enty l., this was a briliant idea.

Bethee said...

ZX, I've done that too! The guy was being a smartass though, and I believe I gave him his first real cry as a man.

Kathy said...

So, she was getting all gussied up for the red carpet and events when she was still a developing teen.

Gee, I dunno ... could it be

MANDY MOORE?

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?

Anonymous said...

Mandy Moore definitely has not had a hair change. She's been a brunette for years now. We saw her as recently as last night (Brick Awards) and yup, still a brunette. Plus I don't think she has any desire to do TV...

Anonymous said...

^She just changed it to red.

Anonymous said...

recent photo of MM

http://img403.imageshack.us/my.php?image=13445049kellynjane41220mw8.jpg

Anonymous said...

^I think those are old photos. Here are some that are dated April 12th. Also, it implies this is her boyfriend.

http://justjared.buzznet.com/2007/04/12/mandy-moore-new-boyfriend/

brendalove@gmail.com said...

Here's a random guess, how about Amanda Bynes.

Anonymous said...

virginia madson or Chloe

Anonymous said...

ZX, are you Chloe Sevigny?

Your comments about the fashion press reminded me of some criticism Chloe received at the Golden Globes the year of Boys Don't Cry - E! was especially dishy about a baggy Saint Laurent (IIRC?).

Just a guess.

Anonymous said...

And Chloe has dyed her blond hair (per the Tom Ford photo below). Is the catty caption a ruse to protect her identity here?

6:37 said...

good guess 7:04

Anonymous said...

"Mandy Moore tells fans on her official site's forum that despite rumors that she is a smoker, it simply isn't the case. 'I am not offended by those whom choose to smoke (a lot of my friends do and I ride their butts all the time trying to get them to quit, but alas I am unsuccessful). I, however, have never touched one and would never. Big boo.'"

missbliss said...

In EL's first post he said the following: "She has had several films released this year already and has some films coming out later this year as well. ".
ZX is NOT Tina Majorino or Chloe Sevigny because the above applies to neither of them.
ZX also quit smoking and Tina claims to have always been a non smoker.

missbliss said...

Also, if it was Chloe, why would EL insult her fashion sense (in tom ford pics) when she is doing him a favour by blogging through his site?

Anonymous said...

Well, Selma Blair's boyfriend is ready to propose to her so I guess it's really not her. She just seems very fun and randy and I thought she did her own 'styling'. Anyway,ZX, love your posts--keep 'em coming, please!

Anonymous said...

christina ricci?

Anonymous said...

Shaking the hand that feeds you Zx? (TEASING!!) Truly-- it's insightful to a certain degree hearing your perceptions and perspectives of the world that the rest of us admire from a distance...will we also get to know your thoughts/opinions on a myraid of other subjects from religion and politics to who do you aspire to be when you grow up-- who do you admire? Your friends, your family, etc. The clothes, the money and house are fabulous but I'm more curious about the person behind the social mask since often times we don't tend to "humanize" the celebrities we place on the pedastal. :)

Anonymous said...

How do you accidentally grab (and shake) someone penis??

Anonymous said...

so the scene is your character is meeting a criminal wearing no pants? and the dude sees you reach for his handle but doesn't do anything to avert the peen-grab? and presumably you have no sensory perception in your right hand? yeah, hmmm. good idea for an anecdote, but i think you need to fine tune the details.

Anonymous said...

OMG ZX that was a great story with the hand shake.

Keep at the blog, ignore the haters, they are everywhere. Take care.

Anonymous said...

zx,
i'm sorry about the rudeness. i think people are surprised that a famous actress is 'normal' and reminds us all of our best friend or sister, rather than a trainwreck cokehead party-girl type. i also apologize for the girls who don't understand the concept of running on the beach being very want addy. i want to know about the boy situation -- did you explain the biting fear/soothe his bruised male ego?
lexi

Anonymous said...

10:19 is right, the details need to be "fine-tuned" to a more believable level. The fiction here is just not plausible.

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE if ZX was Virginia Madsen!!!

Anonymous said...

Just an fyi...i have never used the word ninny or abed, I still think it's some sort of clue to where she's from.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's Minnie Driver. I don't know anything about her, but I have seen her on talk shows and she has a great sense of humor that is lost on some people because she is British.

Anonymous said...

Can't be Minnie -- she's currently working.

Anonymous said...

No one here has guessed it.
Someone will eventually I am betting.

Anonymous said...

it is zooey d. look at imdb.com and see all the movies she is in for 2007. this post about shaking a penis is so weird. why was he not wearing pants if he was a prisoner under duress?

Anonymous said...

not her but she is getting closer

Anonymous said...

what about samarie armstrong...it's soooo her!

heather

Anonymous said...

virginia madson!!!!

Anonymous said...

virginia madson!!!!