Last weekend, The Moms invited Ella and me to see Strawberry Freckleface the Musical. And guess who showed for questions when it was over? None other than Julianne Moore! Her book Freckleface Strawberry was the inspiration for the musical. Have you read it?
While answering questions, Julianne was absolutely genuine, friendly, and STUNNING. She admitted that she still hates her freckles, but has a "you get what you get and you don't have a fit" attitude about the whole thing. I've had to do the same with the gap in my front teeth. And my nose. And that patch of insainly frizzy hair in the back of head. And the scary stretch marks on my belly from the boys (they were over 6 pounds each!). I have four to Julianne's one, but who's counting? Ha. Do you have something about your looks that you hate, but have gotten over? It's hard to imagine that someone as beautiful as Julianne Moore finds physical things that she doesn't like about herself. I guess we all struggle with it.
More About the Q&A: I stopped Ella in her tracks when I saw her headed to the stage to ask Julianne a question. "Wait," I asked, "What are you going to ask her?" Elle responded confidently, "I'm going to ask her how she got freckles." Seemed reasonable enough, so I let her get inline.
When it came time for Ella to ask her question on stage, my friend Rebecca and her family joined Ella. They all took turns asking questions. Julianne laughed at Ella's question and gave a very kid friendly, yet, scientific answer about the melanocortin-1 receptor MC1R gene variant or something like that. I loved her answer! I only wish I would have recorded it! Bummer. Oh well. Next time. If there's one thing I've learned about living in NYC, there's always a next time. Once in a life time experiences don't really exist here. Oh I can sound like such an elitist sometimes. But it's true! NYC is the best.
Thanks to The Moms for inviting us! And FYI: my friend Rebecca Martin (seen above) is looking for interns to help with the upcoming NY Baby Show! You can get some great event planning exsperience. Email her for details.