Friday, November 09, 2012

Lark Voorhies Interview

For the past month or two, the former star of Saved By The Bell, Lark Voorhies has been in the news after she gave a bizarre interview and then her mother said she was bi-polar. Lark has refuted this and gave an interview to Entertainment Tonight. All I have to say is that she gave what is possibly the strangest celebrity interview ever.

"It is a small u …opinionata that is getting blown currently out of proportions. I have no stating reasons why anyone should worry about me. Clearly, I am a very strong, top-of-the line, always riding to it personage. I have no worries myself, nor do I exude, exhibit or possess within my living stratus any reason why someone should worry my behalf. It's completely fictional."

She is like that character on In Living Color who would just make up words that kind of sounded real. Lark has some issues and I wish that she would see a doctor or get some help, both of which she refuses to do.

54 comments:

rejectedcarebear said...

My boss does that same shit- making up words that sound like what he's trying to say but are not even close. So while Larks quote may be hard to understand, I get the jist of it.

ButterKwup said...

See? Tiffani Theissen is to blame.

FSP said...

Lisa Turtle needs help.

katsm0711 said...

I'm jealous of the person that got to conversate with her during the interview

hunter said...

@katsm0711 - I think you mean conversationate.

Audrey said...

Meh - she's trying to use words she's not familiar with

AKM said...

Strategery.

Chris said...

"She is like that character on In Living Color who would just make up words that kind of sounded real."

Oswald Bates!!

Maximus said...

She absolutely needs some help. This is not an addiction thing, this is a mental illness thing and it's pretty sad to see. I'm getting sick of seeing her on the gossip pages because this isn't a Lohan train wreck, this is a woman battling illness.

MBk said...

This is so saddenly! I feel incrediblee sypathetico for her.

MontanaMarriott said...

OMG this broke my heart when I heard her speaking trying to use these big words that made no sense. Poor girl, I wish her all the best.

Sarah said...

The first bit sounds like the Blossom theme tune

Renoblondee said...

OMG, you guys are cracking me up with the words, stop it :)! That IS sad though. My ex is bipolar, so I can def sympathize.

g.strathmore said...

Don't need no hateration, holleration in this bloggery.

Amber said...

LOL @g.strathmore - that song is going to be stuck in my head all day now!

Beth said...

She paused before saying she didn't hear voices.

ReesesPeace said...

Aw. Lark, baby, get some help. :(

I think I've been honest about being mentally ill: Depressive/anxiety disorders. Complex PTSD. I'm actually agoraphobic. These MI stories break my heart. I can't imagine having my episodes out there in the public eye ala Britney. I had a breakdown 3 years ago and went bathshit on Phacebook (key doesn't work!!) and...yeah, it was bad. So, get help, sweetie. =)

Made up words that my pal Roo uses: bizottic, escapegoat, exleast, and others. lol Love her dearly but wench can't tawk!

figgy said...

I think there's something rather brilliant in making up words that sound kinda like existing words but different, and for which the meaning is nonetheless clear.

That said, I'm very sorry for her if she has a mental illness. :-(

lakeuniongirl said...

"Victoria's Secretions"! I still call it that.

Frufra said...

Hey, Reeses, I KNEW I liked and related to you - wow, diagnosis twinsies :-).

I can joke and laugh about it now, but I am ten years down the road in managing my mental illness. And I completely agree - it's unthinkable to imagine dealing with these issues in the public eye. I didn't even want my closest family members to see me then.

But, as we've learned recently with a family member, the situation becomes infinitely more complex and tragic when the person who's ill denies it and refuses treatment. Like I guess Lark is doing.

Big hugs to ou, Reeses - keep on keepin on - life (with treatment) is sooooo good :-).

Frufra said...

*hugs to YOU *

Amber said...

@ReesesPeace - those may be some of my new favorite words! WTH does "bizottic" mean? Is it a combination of "bizarre" and "exotic"? Also, I hope you're feeling better now :)

ReesesPeace said...

(((Phruphra!!!))) Hugs and love to you!! I'm doing well...I have to be honest: I stopped taking meds just over a year ago...I worry about the ephphects oph medication on the body. I've been taking meds phor 37 years or so, since I was 13.
(that damn key!! lol)

@Amber...yep. Bizottic is, indeed, a combo oph bizarre and exotic. She still uses those words. I can deal with bizottic, but escapegoat and exleast-instead oph AT least...shuddering violently here. lol Gahd, I love that girlie!

Snapdragon said...

I cringed through reading that second paragraph. If it's not a mental illness of some kind, then it sounds like she's had a stroke and is having verbal communication problems. (I don't mean that in a hurtful or negative way, just to clarify.)

It's unfortunate that there's such a stigma against admitting to mental illness (I don't personally think that it is--you have a broken finger, you fix it, and this is no different to me). Whatever the case, it sounds like she needs some kind of help.

Amber said...

LOL @Reeses - we need to start a paypal to buy you an F key! :)

califblondy said...

I love new words. Just because they're not in the dictionary doesn't make 'em any less useful. My SIL says boughten when she buys things and it cracks me up every time. Bizottic is gold.

Sending my best to Fru and Reese. I have my "talking myself down from the ledge" days and it sucks.

AKM said...

Okay, I finally watched the clip. She's actually using all of the words correctly, but they still seem oddly-placed. I'm not sure I...get it.

(Enty misquoted her, actually, and now that I saw the video, she said "always rising-to-it," which makes a heap more sense than "always riding-to-it.")

Personally, I'm not sure why her mother would lie. THAT said, Lark also certainly has the right not to disclose. I mean, she needn't feel any shame -- after all, she's in good company...Fru, Reeses, myself, and a host of others in Hollywood and the world at large! We can be awesome, creative people with full lives, no doubt. But she may feel that she doesn't want to be an MI poster girl.

I mean, I don't know. I hope she figures out...whatever she needs to figure out. I know from experience that the meds merry-go-round is a total PITA. Finding what works, and without side effects, can be as much of a nightmare as the symptoms themselves.

nova said...

She sounded fine until that last bit, where it kind of seemed like the stuff the question was making her confront made her extremely nervous. I almost felt like she stopped making a ton of sense because she was trying really hard to think/talk through sudden paralyzing panic. Anyone else know what I mean?

EmEyeKay said...

Thank you, Enty! Heard her interview in the car this morning and she reminded me of someone, couldn't place it tho. Damon Wayans character, right?

Lark needs a little help, I think.

Lori said...

@nova- thats the sense that I got, as well. She wasnt manic, affect was appropriate, and she was pretty coherent. It seemed like she was trying to come up with the nicest way of saying that she was fine, but was super nervous about answering the question...and she tripped herself up a little. But what she said did still make sense. I bet that there are a lot of emotions around that question that she has to deal with, and it is understandable that she would have some anxiety surrounding the subject matter. That's not to say that she isn't bipolar, but that I don't personally see any reason to believe that she is based on that interview.

Lori said...

Bizottic!!! I'm totally stealing that one:) I, too, make you words. I love it when they catch on...so I don't feel bad stealing one!

ReesesPeace said...

Oh noooo, what have I wrought?! lol I'm imagining myselph being out and about and hearing someone saying *bizottic* and me yelling *CDANerrrrr!!!!* lol

dunduhdunddun said...

Totally!! Except the words were real they were just used incorrectly make him sound intelligent.

"The edification at of the crux of my veneral infection is the totality of effervescence"
Bahahahaha!
Miss in Living Color

Tampa Shawn said...

Hope she either gets better regardless of what is causing her problems.

Man I use to love me some Lisa Turtle when I was a kid.

Just_Me said...

I saw this interview on ET last night and I thought the birds have flown the coop from her brain.

Poor child....

misspoppypants said...

Maybe she has aphasia.

misspoppypants said...

Seriously, she may have aphasia. You believe you are saying the right word but other people realize you aren't. This is a neurological disorder in which people misuse words yet they are unaware of it. My friend has a very mild form of it.
It also may be a symptom of schizophrenia, it is referred to as word salad. I don't think she is trying to sound more eloquent, I think she is struggling to sound put together. And she most likely is unaware that she doesnt. It's not something she woukd have control over like Lil C.

Lori said...

yeahh...but aphasia generally involves some damage to Werneke's or Broca's areas (or lesions in cortex, stoke or dementia. It's possible that she has a more progressive form like have PPA or PJA, but she seemed to make too much sense for either and she had no problem understanding what was said to her. She also appeared to make too much sense for it to be "word salad". Generally the words chosen are much more random. I see what you're saying, though...that is often associated with schizophrenia or dementia, also with Wernicke's. It's usually much more compulsive and jarbled though. It's hard to arm chair diagnose someone from a minute or two of video, however...

DeevaC said...

I agree sounds like she has Broca's aphasia.

Momster said...

Escapegoat is my new favorite word.

I also wonder if she could have had a small stroke. After my mother had her stroke, her words were always very jumbled, but she could remember numbers and directions without fail.

Being agoraphobic absolutely sucks. I have suffered from it for over 20 years.

I hope, too, that she gets help.

Lori said...

IF it were aphasia, it would be more likely to be Wernicke's. Broca's presents as more of a problem with structure. They have problems forming sentances, sometimes even fragments, and omit conjunctions/adverbs/etc. It's more oftne non-fluent...lots of pauses and you cvan see the effort behind production of words. wernicke's is fluent...no effort is needed to get the words out. The problem for them is that they often cont use the right words. Often they'll use something that sounds similiar or is semantically similar. They often also have trouble comprehending, Broca's patients do not.

Lori said...

sorry...lots of bad spelling in there:)

KSam said...

LOL

therealjadedentrepreneur said...

She looks great. Good for her for defending herself.

g.strathmore said...

My favorite made up word is "sneakery" as in, "Boogie, the dog, engages in sneakery whenever cheese is left out on the counter."

Lori said...

My two faves are romantical (romantic and magical) and belicious (beautiful and delicious). I find that belicious is most often used when I describe desserts:)

FlirtyChick74 said...

I love her necklace though.

Dee Lurker said...

Wow Lori, you are super knowledgable (that's a real word right? I'm all mixed up myself now ;p). What is your field? Don't you also comment a lot about law stuff? I LOVE belicious but would definitely reserve it to describe men!

Dee Lurker said...

In a way I am...intrigued about how many regular commentators (all women?) are agro or similar, but also I have noticed similarites in the 35-55+ women commentators on this site.

Hey, can I ask, are you the same women who chose not to have children (from another thread?). I am so curious if there's any overlap?

Dee Lurker said...

Ohhh just saw the timestamps on my comments...I missed the parade again, didn't I? :/

Beatitude Sputnik said...

This is textbook Schizophasia. I would say that she is right when she says that she doesn't have bipolar disorder, this sounds more like Schizophrenia. But if she's not a danger to herself or others, it's her decision if she wants to get help for it. I hope she does.

Me said...

aww, that makes me sad.i worry that people like this will taken advantage of and left w/ nothing.

Snautrag said...

I saw this interview and HATED it. It was manipulation of the lowest kind. The show, reporter and network should be ashamed of themselves. Do you hear voices? Ugh. How can people with mental illness ever get a break with this kind of witch hunt? Imagine saying to a person with cancer, how long did it take for your hair to fall out?

FlirtyChick74 said...

I watched it and am sad for her too. It was very low of them to air this interview. She clearly needs help. My heart goes out to her.