Wednesday, July 2, 2008

What Others Were Feeling Like Today #6

1973

Had to do an interview for American TV on the lawns of Shepperton Studios to promote The Homecoming film. ‘Who would you like to be if you weren’t Peter Hall?’ said the interviewer. I have never considered this before. I had to be honest and say that I had no desire to be anyone else at all. I’d like to be a better me, a cleverer me, a more organised me. And wouldn’t mind being a me of twenty-eight knowing what I knew at forty. But the thought of being somebody else is inconceivable. Not because I’m particularly pleased with myself – I just can’t imagine being somebody else. Perhaps you only want to be somebody else when you are very much in love. You want to become the other person.

Peter Hall

8 comment(s):

Blazing said...

Very good, but how did the interview go?

Rosie said...

what they said...

Andrew said...

i appear to have it. It's only summer work teaching English as a foreign language for a little while, to keep me out of mischief until I go back to the proper job in september and help pay to go back to college so i can be a properly-qualified teacher instead of the chancer that I am.

Darren said...

Congrats, Sir!

So, who would you be if you weren't being you?

For me - same as He. I'd like to be a better me, but still me, you see!

Anthony said...

Horray for successes. Well done Andrew.

Annie Rhiannon said...

congrats, Clarkey

Andrew said...

Darren, Anthony, Annie, thank you very much.

Darren, what's this new love of rhyming you've develpoed? It's dangerous.

Darren said...

I've no idea, but hopefully it will go away soon.