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21 Questions: Melissa Steach [Actress]

Melissa Steach
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Melissa Steach graduated from the Alabama School of Fine Arts. She has worked on the stage and behind-the-scenes for countless Off-Off-Broadway productions. Since arriving in Los Angeles, Melissa has appeared in the feature film The Kid and I with Henry Winkler, in the independent films Glenna’s Bedroom and What About Jane, and in various television shows. She also starred in Psyche at the Hudson Theatre and in Angel for the award-winning Unity Players Ensemble.

Tell us about your career and what you are currently working on or involved with? 
I'm developing a new venture for a Berkshire Hathaway company.  Ironically, a corporation hired me because I'm a creative entrepreneur and even more ironic - they love that I work as an actor.  Go figure.
Is this what you thought you would be doing with your life, what was your first passion? 
My first passion was to be Indiana Jones. I guess, in a very small sense I have been with all the places I've lived, things I've studied and work I've done.
To whom do you credit your success to, who gives or gave you the most support? 
Me. I have been inspired by that thing in me - which I believe is innate in humankind - to grow and give to others. Leaving behind a world that grows ever stronger, wiser, kinder.
If you could meet or work with [living or dead], who would that be and why? 
Toss up between Stanley Kubrick or Julian Schnabel or Darren Aronofsky (did you see Pi?).  Anyhow, I like to juggle.  Three is a good number.
What would you like to be remembered for 100 years from now?
Having been present, and brave, enough to be me.
Who inspires you?
How are things different today, than the same day 1 year ago?
How are they not would be a more concise question for me to answer...
What is the last song you bought or listened to in your musical device?
"Live Your Life" by TI featuring Rihanna.  On Pandora this mornng while working out.
Last good film you had seen, and the best movie you would recommend to someone asking?
Black Swan.
What is the single greatest moment in your life?
So many moments feel that way in the moment and that feels great knowing there will always be more of those moments to come.
Favorite Horror Film?
The Others
Favorite Book?
As I Lay Dying (tied with) Invisible Man (tied with) The Fountain Head
Favorite Song?
"Love TKO" by Teddy Pendergrass
Favorite Film Character?
"Barbara Covett" played by Judi Dench in "Notes On A Scandal"
Favorite Film Composer?
Has Zimmer
Favorite Thing In Your Home?
My bed.
Favorite First Pet?
My cockatil named "Tweety Bird"
Favorite Coffee Or Tea?
Black Coffee, black.
Favorite Phrase?
"I'll be where I'm at."
Favorite Hiding Place [Not that we are looking]?
The cafe patio of the Barnes and Noble at The Grove.
If you could tell someone something someone told you, "words to live by" what would that be?
"Honey! You will never win your own race if you are running someone else's..."

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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Tweety Bird!
And just got Black Swan from NetFlix, so I finally get to discover the weirdness.

Strange Kid said...

Nice edition of 21 Questions. :)

It's nice to see such a strong female role model, especially one that came from Alabama. Congrats, Melissa!

Chris 'Frog Queen' Davis said...

Great interview!! Thanks for sharing. Your words to live by - cracked me up! Love it.