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Monday, 5 June 2006

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Something further on Ms Lilly. Dr Eric Berne wrote a book called Games People Play. It won't be making Oprah's book club anytime soon. Ms Whinfrey, a prime offender of Berne's, could probably use a copy herself. The gist of it is that most social interaction occurs on an ulterior level. A person walks into a room full of their friends and says "Give me my space, I've had a bad day" They don't really want to be left alone. What they are really saying is "I want some attention, so ask me about my problems." People know to go along with the cue, even if they're not fully conscious of the transaction. The person who talks them at their word, and leaves them alone, is a 'poor sport', and others have to decide whether they're being a creep, or merely stupid.

Lovely Evie is playing a version of the 'Ugly Duckling' game. This started coming to public awareness about the time those irritating "Don't Hate Me Because I'm Beautiful" ads began making the rounds. They destroyed the career of the French actress featured as spokesperson.

The basis of the game is for a beautiful woman to fish for attention and sympathy, on the basis of being attractive. She's 'cursed with beauty'. Being adored isn't really enough.

Evie isn't the only one to play the game. Liv Tyler has publicly complained about being a gawky teenager, whom the guys only wanted to 'be friends' with. I f you've seen the photos of the teen aged Tyler, who began here modeling career in adolescence, you find the claims dubious. Cameron Diaz has also made similar claims.

Ms Lilly, a cover girl, and star of TV series lost, claims that she prayed to God to make her ugly. She goes on to say that the leers of men made her feel like a whore. Considering that Evangeline chose acting/modeling as her career, and freely displays herself like a ham hock in a butcher shop window, this comes off as a little phony. The fact that she jettisoned her long suffering and supportive husband, once the acting took off, doesn't add any credence to her claims.

I'm not singling out Ms Lilly for a particular slagging. She's a talented and charismatic actress. You might even say that she's a natural born charmer. She does a competent job on LOST. She's only playing a game that all actresses play, which is attention seeking for fun and profit. Her 'crying game' can't help coming off as a tad insincere. It's the childish dishonesty to which professional show people are prone.

It was the director Robert Montgomery, who said to daughter Elizabeth, while attempting to discourage her from going into showbiz, that he'd never met a happy actress. He might have added that the honest ones are few and far between too. They put on an act, and project a largely artificial image, as a way of life. So if Ms Lilly will excuse me, I think that I'll keep my hanky in my pocket, this time.

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