I simply did not want my face to be my talent.
I was fine when it came to cheering up others, not so fine with myself.
My mother would not talk to me for weeks, would not stay under my roof for as long as I was married to Oleg.
I needed to be accepted, not humored. I intended to act.
I followed the same diet for 20 years, eliminating starches, living on salads, lean meat, and small portions.
It was the fashion of the time, still is, to feel that all actors are neurotic, or they would not be actors.