Friday, November 29, 2013

Blind Item #13

This former A list mostly movie actress who is an Academy award winner but down to a B+ lister has someone who follows her at all times and carries a purse for our actress. The actress does not hold a purse or backpack or anything unless it is for a movie. The person is five feet behind her at all times and is paid by the hour. It is a miserable job and the actress calls them all Sally because she feels it is a job for someone named Sally.

35 comments:

Tru Leigh said...

Sharon Stone?

elan said...

What makes carrying a purse a 'miserable job'?

Matt said...

Reese Withers.

texas rose said...

I'm assuming personal assistants always carry shit for their boss.

sandybrook said...

Julia

figgy said...

As jobs go, I can imagine some that are much more miserable than carrying a purse and being called
Sally.

Kameon Quillen said...

My friend was just an extra in a film being shot near us. One of the first things she was told was that NONE of the extras were allowed to make eye contact with the celebrities. She did tell me that the female star showed up looking like a homeless woman, hair all over, bags under her eyes, and she chain smoked the whole time. Sassy.

msgirl said...

Probably miserable because of the disdain and arrogance of the actress. But this is way too vague.

HannahBanana said...

Hmmmm I don't think I've ever seen Nicole Kidman carrying anything. Rarely even one of her kids. Probably picked up some of this bs from Tammy Girl Cruise.

Brenda L said...

We know you are busy, actress, but please take just a moment to learn your employee's name. Unless her name is like Sallatinanephrosis, which we can then forgive you for shortenening it to "Sally"

Snit said...

lol well..i chuckled. Why is is such a miserable job? Kinda silly...but not so much miserable.

Anyhoo...maybe Nicole?

Sugar said...

Who???

Basil said...

Faye Dunaway?

Beth said...

This is an old blind...I think it was Nicole

timebob said...

@Kameon I have a friend who does a lot of extra work in movies. He explained it to me more objectively. The no eye contact/no talking to the stars. Isn't to put anyone down or make them feel less than. It is to discourage people from starting conversations with the actors.

They are there to work and concentrate and don't have time to chit chat and engage in conversations with extras and some of the crew. He said people would be bothering them all day if they had the chance.

As far the homeless look, amazing how movie magic can make the most average looking person look like a God on film.

TalksTooMuch said...

@Brenda: I once had a job where one of the women I worked for could not seem to ever remember my name or want to pronounce it properly, so she started calling me Mary. She would even call my house and ask for Mary, which meant she got hung up on a couple of times. Granted, I do have a tricky name, but she honestly just could not be bothered. I doubt I was the first.

Krissie said...

This blind seemed pretty meh until the part where the assistants all get called Sally. That's extremely random and it made me laugh.

Sherry said...

Truly they're going to do your hair and make-up so no need to get all dolled up. And yes, actors need to "get in the moment" but if making eye contact throws you you don't have a very good technique.

tara17 said...

OK, so which former A-List Oscar winner actress hates Sally Field? Jessica Lange? Jane Fonda?

SueRH said...

Someone got picked on by a girl named Sally when they were a kid.

SueRH said...

Someone got picked on by a girl named Sally when they were a kid.

Violet said...

Violet might or might not be a pseudonym for Sally. I have never carried someone's bag in my life.

OneEyeCharlie said...

Working at a rendering plant is a miserable job. Working by molten zinc in the summer is a miserable job. I did both in my college days. Holding someone's purse and being called Sally may be mildly degrading, but it's a wet dream compared to many alternatives.

__-__=__ said...

Sounds like an incentive to get education.

TalksTooMuch said...

Charlie! There's a divo challenge in one of the BI from yesterday, the Pretty Little Liars one, see if you think you are up to it

anon said...

Not Reese - she usually carries purses from top designers. Don't think I've ever seen Nicole carry a purse.

di butler said...

Yeah, going w Kidman. I'd do this job, just to be able to eavesdrop. As for the name thing, I guess some ppl find stuff like that degrading, I DGAS what you call me, as long as you pay me.

The Real Dragon said...

Shit I'll carry it

nunaurbiz said...

If it's Nicole, I'd apply for the job. 'Cos doesn't Keith have to follow after her, too? So I'll walk with Keith Urban :-D

lutefisk said...

The company I used to work for many years ago worked with Raquel Welch. She used to come to the office now and then and tried to remember all of our names. She could never remember the receptionist was Missy, and instead always referred to her as Muffy. Missy lost her true identity forever once the Muffy took over.

J-Mo said...

Really? No one else is wondering why she didn't carry her own bag? Perhaps she doesnt want to risk geting caught with it.

Red said...

OneEye Charlie is right - there are lots of very crappy jobs and following around a celeb carrying her purse isn't one of them. Boring? Yes. Mentally or emotionally stimulating? No. But probably never physically dangerous & sufficiently mindless to allow one to get paid while meditating.

Terrier Pines said...

Whoopi. I can hear her saying this and, hey, it's a job so what the heck.

Anna said...

Emma Stone doesn't need a Sally. She has best-boyfriend ever Andrew Garfield. He held Emma's purse with good humor after an award show as she was being interviewed about winning a special award. The show continued the live-stream of the crowd after the show.

mistang said...

I have seen plenty of pictures where Nicole is carrying purses or bags. I can't find an actress who hasn't really.