Thursday, September 8, 2005

Sin City

Ah, Vegas! What can I say after my first visit? Out of the great flatness rise a dozen square blocks of towering kitch excess. Overwhelmingly tacky and yet strangely compelling, it's a testimony to too much money, not enough taste and the desire to give the already-wealthy your own money too. It's a marvellous achievement.

Sidestepping the casinos (or at least walking through them to get to the other side), we saw Cirque du Soleil's magnificent "O", which puts all other performers (ie: me) to shame for their laziness and lack of athletic prowess. A flight over the Grand Canyon was equally humbling, with it's sheer beautiful greatness. Oh- and the Paris isn't a bad hotel, complete with a 50 story Eiffel, dodgy fake French accents and the simple pleasures of pain au chocolat...

Thursday, September 1, 2005

Lights Out!

What a kick - had the incredible opportunity to act with Donald Sutherland yesterday on new TV series Commander in Chief. The man is as charming as you'd expect and a consummate pro. It didn't hurt that his right hand woman was played by the gorgeous Natasha Henstridge. It all went swimmingly until the "reporters'" camera flashes went off like an armed assault. Flashed my line right outta my head. Nice. Clearly I need more red carpet training to equip me for this. Never thought I'd say this, but I have new respect for politicians, who manage to respond at all to questions inspite of the disco light show!