A little shameless self promotion…
I will never get used to those individuals, whom I have never met before, compliment my tribute towards the few Johnny Depp characters I have chosen to pursue. As a female, I know I am up against some incredible stiff male competition who have the added bonus of being,.. well,… a man. It always remains a surprise, and yet a reward, to receive praise and high regard towards the ‘visual’ I have created for the public’s enjoyment.
Not too long ago, a family member told me that at the end of a CBC radio broadcast interview, covering the 2011 Prawn Fest on BC’s Vancouver Island, the interviewer’s final question was, “… and what was the highlight of this event?” (Gentleman being interviewed): “Oh the hightlight? The hightlight was definitely this amazing Jack Sparrow look-alike that graced and entertained the crowds…..just uncanny….”.
POTC Premiere On Stranger Tides at Silver City Theatre:
‘I think you make the most unbelievable Jack look-alike I have ever seen. I first saw you in 2009 at the buccaneer days, then again just a few weekends ago at the opening sold out show of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides at Silver City. I was standing in line has you walked up the hall way and no joke the whole line went crazy everyone left to just get a pic with you or even talk to you then came back and couldn’t stop talking about how you showed up the whole movie and was talking about how much you look like him. It’s so amazing, the reaction you can make on so many people even though a lot of people know your not the real one, they still want a pic to and to talk to you to say what your doing is awesome. Hope to see u soon in action:) a big fan’.
Thank you so much Mandy. Hope to see you again soon as well :)
A most amazing wedding I attended as the Mad Hatter:
‘Now, you were simply….fantastic!!! From the moment I spoke to you, to your final departure that evening, you were not only professional but extremely easy to work with, interacted with all the guests, and everybody loved you. I have some great pics of you that evening for you and your site if you wish. You definitely were a huge hit. Thank you so much, The Farquharsons’
Thank you Steve and thank you and your family for your tremendous hospitality :)
Film, theatre, dressing up,….it is all part of a ‘make belief’ world, and creating escapism for the audience. If I am given that one compliment or was able to make that one person smile, then in my heart, I believe, I have done my job of being able to create a moment,….. in that world of ‘fantasy’.