Brave New Interviewer 15: Interlude With An Agent
Don’t read this if you’re under 18 and don’t try this at home. It helps ifyou’ve readCarnage Jackson’s terrific “Journal of an Agent” series, specifically chapter15. Thanks toCarnage for letting me use his characters and such. Enjoy.
I usually do “fluff stuff” as I call it, just quiz celebrities on theirfilms. Sure, it usually leadsto some fun (as anyone who’s been reading these can attest to) but for the mostpart, all I’m sentto do is just to talk about a movie, a show, some personal stuff, that’s all. Idon’t generally getinto major news stuff. Until now.
The news had hit and hit big. Natalie Portman, star of the new “Star Wars”films andbudding beauty, had been held at gunpoint along with her agent, Dean, by Dean’sex-lover andsecretary, a deranged woman who actually murdered his limo driver right beforehis eyes. She hadtaken Dean and Natalie to Dean’s home, undoubtedly to kill them both but Deanmanaged todistract and disarm her.
The story had been getting big buzz for the sheer danger of it all, Natalieso close to deathand an escape that not even the most contrived screenplay would create. Thesecretary herselfwas in jail but it was doubtful she would be seen to be fit to stand trial andwould probably becommitted to a mental institution for the criminally insane.
One thing that amazed people after the furor died down was that Nataliecontinued tokeep Dean on as her agent. Many assumed she would want to get the hell away fromhim Continue reading