To Three Hollywood Icons, Thank You For Everything

To These Three Hollywood Starlets, Thank You For Being My Role Models, On And Off Camera

Christine Baranski, Li Bing Bing and Jessica Lange. Name a greater trio.


Just like everyone else, I am a TV show fanatic, especially during the holidays when I can curl up in a blanket with a steaming mug of hot chocolate and binge watch my hours away. Whether it be Netflix, CBS All Access or Amazon Prime, I managed to scour my way to the best performances on television today. After finishing a season or even an episode, these women managed to capture my attention with their grace, wisdom and charisma like no others. Even off camera, on interviews or fan pictures, they stick true to their beliefs and exemplify a role model status for others, young and old.

So from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

Dear Christine Baranski,

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You make me want to be lawyer, honestly. After nine years of player Diane Lockhart on "The Good Wife" and "The Good Fight", your character reflects a life I wish I could emulate. The way you present yourself, through fashion, speech and laughter radiates positivity and encapsulates others; in this life of chaos, politically, mentally and socially, you have been a pillar in the fire, emblazoned with confidence to live up to your potential and defend those without a voice. Your character, while fictional, depicts numerous instances of injustice, which you combat, no matter how much persecution you receive.

So, Christine Baranski, thank you so much for imbuing me with an awareness of injustice, a voice to defend those who can't and a drive to fight the good fight. And maybe one day, I can have a "Lockhart and Gardner" of my own.

Dear Li Bing Bing,

Li Bing Bing Chinese Entertainment News // Facebook

While I only recently discovered your talent through "The Meg" movie, I have been inspired by your work across the globe. Not only do you serve as a global ambassador for climate change, you also advocate against poaching and the ivory trade, raising thousands of dollars to rehabilitate elephants in Africa. Additionally, your love for culture and tradition fills me with a love for adventure, travel and diversity.

Through your interviews, you have taught me not only to exude confidence but also maintain composure through stressful situations. Instead of acting wildly, with inappropriate outbursts, you have taught me to pay respects, in prejudice and humiliation. Finally, as one of the only native Chinese actresses to appeal to such a broad international audience, you have set an example for Asian Americans in Hollywood while breaking the stereotypes that plague society today.

Dear Jessica Lange,

Jessica Lange for 'American Horror Story' Jessica Lange Fans // Facebook

From the first season of "American Horror Story," your performance was the first to catch my eye, and soon, I spiraled into a Jessica Lange fantasy world. From your photography projects to even your oldest movies, I found myself drawn to the raw emotion and passion you demonstrated.Like other celebrities, you've had a fair share of difficulties; however, unlike some others, you find solstice in the beauty of nature instead of turning to an array of hard liquor and money.

Your love for horses, forests, waterfalls and birds instilled within me sense of appreciation, a longing for inner peace and a drive to express myself through literature. The moments you admire, as seen with your interviews, are the smallest, most spontaneous of memories. This perspective urges me to cherish every moment of life and learn from my mistakes.

SEE ALSO: 15 Reasons Why Jessica Lange Deserves Another Emmy

To all you, thank you for being my inspiration for the past year. I know with your life lessons, 2019 will be just as great.

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The Types Of People That Watch Movies


This past weekend I saw the movie of the life time, Avengers Endgame. It was the culmination of 10 years in the making and no there will not be any spoilers in this piece of writing. I however noticed the same trends that occurred each time I went to the movies. The I saw the same people, however they were just in different bodily forms. When my eyes were not glued to the screen out of sheer anxiety and thrill, I managed to catch a quick glance at the type of people that plague our good theaters.

To start off, there are always those people that are good people and don't disturb the movie experiences of others. These are the quiet people, the ones who keep their eyes on the movie and focus on nothing else. These are the people we should all aspire to be, with their bloodshot eyes from not blinking as to not miss a single moment of the movie. While I am not always the Eyes Glued To The Screen movie watcher, I can say with assurance that I am a somewhat follower of this rule. I think everyone should learn from these people.

Next comes the traditional On My Phone Like A Idiot in the movie movie watcher. This is by far the most annoying of all the people that come to a movie. Like I came to be entertained and I paid good money for this, I didn't pay 14 dollars and 31 cents to hear some girl gossip on her phone to her friend about how her boyfriend didn't bring her flowers or some middle aged man attempt to close a business deal while his kids were watching the movie. Either leave your business at home or for the courtesy of others, at least leave it outside the theater. No one brings me more anger than these people just because they don't know any common courtesy or manners.

If your at the movie, you might get hungry or thirsty so its normal for people to bring in some food, most typically being popcorn. This is fine and all but don't chew so loudly that it sounds like Jurassic Park to the person next to you. Or don't sip up your drink in such a way that it makes the people around you wonder how your mother raised you. I call this person, the Slurper. Just, be chill and watch the movie. At least your not like the On My Phone Like An Idiot where you're an inconvenience to the whole theater.

Movies are a great way to get distracted from the horrors that are our personal lives. They are solace for some people, giving us a place to escape from reality. So please, don't disturb the kind movie goers who just need a break from that relentless school, job, or even family. Just give them their peace. So sit down, turn off your cellphone, and enjoy the movie.

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