I may have been lucky with some sort of intuition, but I believe in training a great deal.
The only thing I wish I had kept were all the peace beads, because in the 1960s people made these and hung them at protests and it was a wonderful thing.
All I could think of was we were about to start filming for the last final weeks of the TV show and here I am in the hospital, so I missed the final weeks, and a couple days later, sore stomach and all I got on the horse we started filming.
I think family is very important in West Virginia and has long been so because the mountains made travel difficult in the past, and family members had to depend on each other.
But I had no idea that they were going to pull the plug so quickly.
The movie wasn't really derived from Dark Shadows - they developed a whole new script for that particular one.
We have to provide good teachers, good environment, community involvement with schools.
The thing of it is though that's the only way people know you, they see you in that roll and they see you in person and they only know the perception of what you are.
When I entered college, I wasn't sure what I was going to do. My advisor happened to be from the theater department, and he encouraged me to take some classes there, which I did.
That's the reason support for the National Endowment of the Arts is so important. It enables those ventures that aren't viable commercially to be done.
I did a lot of personal appearances because I was under contract to ABC.
One of the reasons I think Dark Shadows still runs is that it's dependent on nothing else other than a story.
Oh I am trying to remember, we would read the script after we did the show.
We would change out of costume, then we would read the next days script.
I never found it frustrating not speaking.
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