On this date in 1562, Sixty-three Huguenots were massacred in Wassy, France. This began the French Wars of Religion.
I have Huguenot ancestors, not from the sixty-three. My Huguenot family got here in the late 1600s and settle west of Richmond. Today, I live off of the extension of Huguenot Road in Chesterfield County.
If I had to choose between a great acting job and a good directing job, I’d choose the directing job.
American actor, director, and producer, Ron Howard, was born on this day in 1954.
Opie may have a point. He probably hates it when people call him that. But, if you’re of a certain age, and from a certain region in the country, and married into a family from North Carolina…it’s hard to think otherwise…that is until you remember the amazing career he has had, and still has, as a director and producer.
I was never as cute as Opie Taylor, or Winthrop Paroo. Or at least I didn’t get the movie and television contracts.
All that to say that, as I approach sixty, my retirement account won’t be anything like Ron Howard’s and it certainly won’t be from film or television residuals.
Still, I’m enjoying the acting and directing that I get to do.
I’m not yet sure, however, if I will be enjoying the directing more than the acting.
I might. We’ll have to see.
As for my next directing project all I can tell you is that there is one. When I can give more details, you know that I will.
Since I returned, I guess, to traditional acting later in life I’m not going to have a film or television career. And I’m not really looking for one. But I enjoy being on the stage. I’m also enjoying acting.
So, there’s this tricky question about what I commit to. Roles for actors my age and, let’s face it, my size, are rare. I have a lot of competition in Richmond.
That means consideration has to be given regarding my next project(s). Because we all know that I need more projects.
Maybe I could get cast on an episode of The Hoarders.
Or, perhaps I don’t.
In other news, American singer-songwriter and actor, Harry Belafonte, was born on this day in 1927.