Remember that song, “High Flying Adored” in the musical “Evita?” Some of the lyrics follow:
“High flying, adored
So young, the instant queen
A rich beautiful thing of all the talents
A cross between
A fantasy of the bedroom and a saint
You were just a backstreet girl
Hustling and fighting
Scratching and biting
High flying, adored
Did you believe in your wildest moments
All this would be yours?
That you’d become the lady of them all?”
It seems like the Hollywood “elite” are our “high flying adored” these days. Celebrities have their own version of life that the rest of us don’t have. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a hard road to fame and many of the celebrities have worked very hard to get where they are. However, I think that some of them have the idea that, because they are celebrities, the usual rules do not apply to them.
I always think of that song from the show, “Evita,” when I hear that this or that celeb has done something outrageous and gotten away with it. If any of us common folk did the same, we’d be in jail in a hot minute. I have to wonder why this is tolerated. The last time I checked, if you do something wrong, you will have to pay for it, one way or another. Oh well, as my step-daughter often says: “not my zoo; not my monkeys.”
I remember a quote from the sadly departed Gilda Radnor of the original Saturday Night Live fame. She was a fabulous comic, and once she was asked if she would rather be funny or beautiful. Her answer: “oh, funny always. Beautiful is just too hard!”