Post by flossieskid on Jul 20, 2021 4:36:08 GMT -5
As I have mentioned in previous posts, I am lucky enough to have grown up around many talented actors and major celebrities. But, I have also had the great fortune to live in a neighborhood in Los Angeles surrounded by several current TV and movie stars and musicians. Some of those past and present stars include: George Clooney, Bruno Mars, Miley Cyrus, Alex Trebek, Roddy McDowell, Gene Autry, Jeff Probst, Michael J.Fox and a slew of others who only rented homes in our area for short periods of time.
I have lived in the neighborhood for close to 50 years and served on the Board of Directors of our Homeowners Association several times. I was a self-appointed “Welcome Wagon” and always tried to welcome our new neighbors with homemade goodies or an easy dinner (with all the utensils, plates and napkins) when I saw the moving trucks. I figured anyone would enjoy some hot food on moving day.
We live on a cul-de-sac with only 9 houses on our lovely, peaceful street. I was a bit late welcoming the new family that bought the house at the end of our “Lane”. So, I finally got around to prepare the food and walked down to the house and rang the video doorbell next to the large security gate. When a female answered the doorbell, I introduced myself and stated the “Welcome Wagon” was a bit tardy! She said they would be right down. A few minutes later the security gate slowly began moving and when it was partially open, I recognized my new neighbor as Kevin McKidd who plays Dr. Owen Hunt on “Greg’s Anatomy.”
Introductions and pleasantries were exchanged and I LOVED listening to the slight Scottish brogue that Kevin has to hide on the show. His American accent is flawless. We stood and talked for about 20 minutes. I mentioned my parents were also actors and was very proud telling him my Mom was a regular on “The Waltons”. Kevin got a big smile and exclaimed, “The Waltons-really? I was a huge fan of that show. I liked it a lot and watched it all the time.” Needless to say, I was thrilled to hear such praise for a show I dearly loved.
Somehow, I thought it was so long ago, I didn’t think current actors really watched the show. But, my discussion with Kevin certainly proved that the quality of the Waltons was appreciated by so many and thanks to reruns, new audiences will be enjoying it for years to come!
I've never seen Grey's Anatomy nor any of those 'hospital' shows. My younger sister watched them all but I could never be bothered. (I haven't watched network television since Frasier.) I had to Google Kevin.
It was interesting what you said about Kevin losing his Scottish accent for the show. That is a very tough accent to make disappear. Sean Connery never mastered it entirely. I always thought it was funny hearing him speak Russian (Hunt for Red October) with that hint of Scottish thrown in. Then again, I remember people being amazed to find out that Hugh Laurie (House) was British.
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