Happy Thanksgiving… Be thankful that the natives were more welcoming.
"Money can’t make you happy"
WELL IT SURE AS HELL AINT GONNA MAKE ME SAD
The first meeting of the new BAFTA Hong Kong Advisory Board takes place on Monday 2 December, then on Tuesday 3 December actor Eddie Redmayne (Les Misérables, My Week With Marilyn) will participate in an intimate ‘Academy Circle’ event, hosted by Hong Kong actress and presenter Lisa S, at The Peninsula Hong Kong for local supporters of BAFTA’s mission in Asia. The following day, Wednesday 4 December, Redmayne will participate in an acting masterclass with students at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
Eddie’s headed to Hong Kong to do some work with BAFTA!
brb flying to Hong Kong
“Never give up on your dream.”
“Were you able to achieve your dream, or are you still working towards it?”
“Well, I’m already blind. I started going blind 20 years ago. Thankfully, I already achieved my dream.”
“Could you tell me a little more?”
“I grew up in a family that didn’t have much money. I went to a very good college—an Ivy League school—and then I went to law school.”
“How were you able to afford that?”
“I was always driven. From the time I was 11, I worked and I saved. When I was about 14, my grandfather told me that for every dollar I saved he would double it. He was a wonderful man, really wonderful. He was from Poland.”
“I just photographed someone whose Polish grandmother had been saving for his education his entire life. Is this a Polish trait, or are all grandparents that caring?”
“Oh, I think it’s automatic. My daughter gave me a grandson a year and a half ago. I’m crazy about my daughter, but a grandchild is different. There’s an automatic release of great love. Personally, I’ve always loved children. I babysat a lot. Having a grandchild is very, very special to me.”
“You were telling me about your dream.”
“Yes. In law school I was on the law review, which is the top 10% of the class. Then I had 4 different jobs and I did well each time. At my last job, I was based in Boston, but I spent more than a third of my time flying back and forth to New York City. It was a very exciting practice.”
“When you started going blind, did you wish you could work longer?”
“I wanted to work a lot longer, but I would read a sentence and I couldn’t find the next sentence. Now, I can barely see your height, but you’re a blur.”
“I didn’t know if you could see anything at all.”
“Most people think if you’ve got a cane, you’re totally blind. It’s not always the case. In fact, about 85% of people who’re using a cane are not totally blind. I didn’t know that until I had this disease. Also, they say that other body senses become more acute. I went to a school that teaches the blind and they said that’s not true. But I don’t believe them. Your hearing may not get better, but you spend more time on what you hear. Using a cane helps you if you’re going downstairs, if you’re going onto a street. It also helps in a crowd like this; people move out of you way.
Yes, I’ve learned a lot of things since I started having this. One of the nicest things is that people young and old are quick to ask if you need help. It’s particularly gratifying when it’s somebody young. Yesterday I got badly lost in Downtown Boston. I bumped into a young man and he said, ‘Are you lost?’ ‘Yes, I am.’ ‘Where do you need to go? I’ll walk you there.’ And he did. There are a lot of great people in the world.”
Liam Hemsworth on working with Jennifer Lawrence
She gives me hope in life.
Claude-Michel, who composed it, got so passionate and into [the audition] that he made me sing that bit in “One Day More,” where I have to come in and grab a flag and sing quite a high note; a rousing note. I hadn’t prepared that. He was like, “Eddie, you must try this!” I thought, “Oh, God.” I grabbed my balls and gave it as good a belt as I could.
that’s my boy.
All hail feast days! Unmitigated abundance is fun for the whole family. If you love turkey AND yams AND cranberry sauce, you’ll probably also love a Ford with technology AND style AND storage. Now there’s something to be thankful for.
Created by Joe Vaughn
UGH STORY OF MY ENTIRE LIFE