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Feb 22, 2022Liked by MaryAnn Johanson

I dislike the whole idea of "celebrities", "stars" and "Brands". We all know that the star system was confected by the studios to package and market their "product", like it was ice-cream or cake-mix. Many of the stars had and have zero talent and only managed to get their performances right by doing multiple takes.

So I never consider what actor may be in a film, or what brand my computer or car is. I want to know if it does the job. If the actor does a good enough job then he or she should disappear into their role and be invisible.

Of course, some "stars" have turned out to be great actors. But many are not. So the idea of a "celebrity" playing a historical role holds zero interest for me.

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