Tuesday, November 28, 2006

My blood runs cold, my memory has just been sold.

So, for those people who have the sense to live someplace else than Los Angeles, here is my interview in Los Angeles magazine. A few notes; when you are shot by someone lying on the ground and pointing upwards, you get a double chin.

To the best of my knowledge, I do not have a double chin.

Also, while my eyes slightly asymmetrical, the asymmetry is well within the normal human range, as opposed to the Ode to Cubism this picture implies.

Finally, while I do understand the exigencies of editing, would it have killed them to use fewer quotes, but actually quote me from beginning of an answer to an end? I swear, some of these answers make me sound like Yoda on Ny-Quil. I can't figure out yet how to attach the file large enough for most people to read my gnomic utterances, so you're going to have to take my word for it. In the land of Los Angeles magazine, I have a weak chin, an off-kilter eye and a predeliction for oblique aphorisms.

And it's still better than I had feared.

(Additional note: I feel obliged to mention that I have never interviewed someone nor edited an article for a magazine, which means I have no reason to be commenting on how someone else has done it)


Blogger Melodee said...

I love that picture. So there. Take that.

1:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool pic, pretty Quinn! =)

You're right, it's difficult to enhance the text. Gues I'll have to look for an online version. If I do, I'll send you the link.


2:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the picture! You look great.

2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your self-critique is WAY unwarranted. And the shoes make the picture!

2:46 PM  
Blogger Melissa C Morris said...

This outfit is great, I sport the jeans/converse too -- you look thin and fabulous, well done!

3:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You, my dear look simply mahvelous! and I bet you get tons of hits on this blog now. Alas, your tried and true fans will have to share you - don't forget us little people!!!

5:07 PM  
Blogger OHN said...

And you were worried about your clothes...I think you look adorable and about 16. Just a little side note, I hadn't seen "the Goodbye Girl" since it first came out--I caught the tail end last weekend (maybe on Lifetime?) and thought you were very adorable-M M seems like she would be very nice..RD-a little spastic ;)

5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Very nice!

Double chin? Where? I maintain the right to crop my own pictures. If I had a sharper paper cutter, I'd consider cropping my own body...

7:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After reading the post about how this picture was taken, I was expecting soething FAR worse. You look wonderful! I see no extra chins, everything looks symmetrical and I am sure that you sound fabulously articulate. I am making my way to a news stand tomorrow to get a copy!

8:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the photo. The contrast between the Donna Reed-ish sweater (only hipper, you know) and the jeans and sneakers is great.

If you right-click and save the image to your PC, then open it with an image viewer of some sort, it displays large enough to read.

Loved your answer about fame.

By the way, you look beautiful. And you can hardly see that bump on your head (ha!).

6:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a fantastic picture. You look hot, mamacita!

I wish my double chin was as large as yours!

6:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to tag on to these accolades.
You look fantastic in that picture so if you think you look poorly you must even look better in person! When I am your age again I hope to look as young.

7:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To view the text, you can also try clicking on the image, click on "view" on your toolbar, and choose "increase text size."

Great pic, and the quotes sound like your writing. Seeing one's words in print is like hearing one's voice on tape for the first time--you don't think you sound like that, but everyone else goes, "Yeah, that's you!"

Thanks for the perfect end to your photo shoot story.

7:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You look fabulous! Silly girl! Like Young Quinn...only grown up! Still trying to view the text...thanks for sharing.

9:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It embiggens fine for me (I'm using Safari & a Mac).

I have to admit that I've never seen your movie, and in fact had no clue who you were/are. I found a link on some other blog, wandered over, and rummaged around--and found myself laughing out loud at a few posts. Plus, you can write! In English, using complete sentences! So, yeah, I'll keep coming back.

4:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the disjointed Yoda-like nature of the profile. Your sound bites are always dead-on and make Dorothy Parker look like a hack. Great photo, too! Double chin? Keep dreaming. I just want to know why you're not aging. Can I see a copy of your Contract with the Devil?

They should give you a permanent page in Los Angeles magazine.

5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi again Quinn,

I don't have to send a link anymore. Just click on the picture above and a larger and clearer version opens in the browser - perfectly readable. =)

2:49 AM  
Blogger Chewy Mom said...

You look mah-velous! The sweater and jeans are darned cute! And I was able to click on the article and hit ctrl + enough to be able to read it. It was an interesting way to write it, but everything you said made sense and sounded like Quinn!

4:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it turned out great.

6:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The article is great and so is the photo! I, too, wish my double chin was as large as yours! Your outfit so works! Happy Holidays and thanks for posting the article! I could barely eat my turkey, waiting for you to post this. You are much too hard on yourself about the eye symmetry. You have always looked fine, and your eyes are part of that look of Quinn. Very cute!

9:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quinn, I saw the article in LA magazine - you look great! I don't know if you'll remember me - we were childhood friends at Gardner Street Elementary. Sounds like you are doing very well! I'd love to hear from you so we can catch up after all these years. PS...Mom & Dad say "Hi"! Tell your mom "Hi" for me too. --Gina LaCommare

3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, thanks for putting "Centerfold" in my head. Na, na, na-na na na...

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you look and sound great! :)

12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crap Quinn, I liked you better before I knew you were skinny AND pretty.


4:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn, girl, you have not aged. It all looks good, but I'm particularly liking the long hair. Well done.

8:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any chance we could get a link to that article so those of us not from L.A. could read it?

10:17 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I just read the article, which is why I'm here, right now. I thought you looked great, and found what you had to say interesting enough to do the www thing to come and visit, and read your BLOG (and come out of the lurker shadow and actually post a comment.)

8:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the photo too!!!

10:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a lovely photo of a lovely lady...you, Quinn. And your blog is great too.

8:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heya Quinn

I met you years ago while I as in acting student in New York. You were awesome then...no doubt you still are. I was taken by your genuine kindness and warmth and sense of humor. The fact you took the time to chat and exchange some conversation isn't lost to history. I'll remember it for a long time. Hope this finds you and yours well and warm. Salut!

3:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Quinn,

You may not remember me, but I knew you when I was a child actor (12) in LA. I lived in Taluca Lake with my manager Micheal Harrah. I also met some of the "train wrecks" who were our "peers" at the time, and as there was clearly much more to your brain than the part we can't scratch, I could tell you would never become one of them. Silly as the idea for the article may seem to you (all of us probably), still I thank you for stepping in front of the lights again and representing our generation in a positive way. Growing up fast in the seventies was not a 'childhood' I would wish for my own kids, but I can see you, and I (knock on wood) managed to keep our wits about us, so let the excuses end there.
I was not as fortunate to get the advice to follow something I was 1/10th as interested in. I was, however, fortunate not to be as talented as you, so the decision was made for me. At 14 acting broke my heart. Boo Hoo! The next day I woke up and moved on and found out there were things I was 10 times MORE interested in, and at least twice as talented at.
As I said I had no doubt you would be fine, still I am very happy to see and read how "normal" you remain. ( normal as in the genius sense of the word ;) The expression on your face, your laid back posture in jeans, sneakers and sweater reminds me of the twelve year girl I once knew who was far too wise take anyone or anything too seriously. Clearly, that is the greatest survival tool of all.

Fondly, your biggest fan...

Jason Scott (Szostek)

12:33 PM  
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