S11: Marlee Matlin
Posted Apr 4, 2011 @ 4:53 PM
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Posted Apr 4, 2011 @ 11:47 PM
This is reminding me of the students I work with (I am a teacher) who have a shadow or teacher aide. The aide is there exclusively for them, but even so, they do have interactions with the other children in the class (and with the other staff). We didn't invite them to the staff Christmas party (there is more than one, and they rotate periodically). But certainly, there are moments where they do interact with others as their own person. I wonder if an interpreter in this circumstance falls into the same category or not. Is Jack forbidden from small-talking with the other players on any matter other than strict interpreting of Marlee's signing? Is he getting paid to be there too, or does his cut come from whatever she gets?
This is also reminding me of the Big Brother season which had the twins competing as one player :) Different scenario, but the 'two people, one role' thing was similar in that both of them played for the 'team' of the joint persona they were representing, which was a sort of amalgam of the two of them :)
Posted Apr 5, 2011 @ 12:17 AM
I think that's an advantage in that she knows Jack and they're friends, which no one else has, but it's not like Nene couldn't whisper to LaToya about Gary Busey being a lunatic or something. It's just easier with sign, as they don't need to whisper or sneak to do it, so it wouldn't raise suspicion, and it's not seen as rude like saying something in a different verbal language in front of people who don't speak it is.
She has admitted to talking about people behind the backs in front of their face with Jack, so I'm guessing there is some of that going on with Jack now, which is probably quite calming.
Posted Apr 5, 2011 @ 7:13 AM
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Edited by beezer, May 29, 2011 @ 1:32 PM.
Posted May 30, 2011 @ 3:25 AM
I will try to find the link, but the house has already been listed.
and that the stuff about the house and the kids was totally false.
Here it is..
The property is listed by Tamara Fredrickson of Sotheby's International Realty, Pasadena.
Edited by TryingHarder, May 30, 2011 @ 3:34 AM.
Posted Jun 6, 2011 @ 12:03 PM
It's funny to see people here talking about how she's not A-list, because I always think of Celebrity Apprentice as being populated by people who... maybe were A-list ONCE (La Toya), but haven't done anything in a long time. Or who are distinctly not A-List. (Nene) I suppose that John Rich and Star Jones could be counter-examples, in that at least they're currently famous. (And Lil Jon? Whose middle name is apparently MORTIMER?!)
But Marlee Matlin seemed to me to be the only Hollywood type on the show who had any talent. (Trying to leave the musicians out of it!) She stood out from the beginning as somebody who actually had awards and great acting to her credit, instead of being famous for being famous. (Sorry, Gary.)
And then once she started taking more of a leadership role on her team, she had magical drama-free skills. Even the most obnoxious, most contentious, fight-pickin'est people on the show had nothing but respect for her and for what a great job she was doing. She's got a Teflon outer shell or something.
The more I saw, the clearer it became that she was an amazing strategist. I don't know how "His can was better and he raised some extra money" trumped "He didn't have anyone greet the executives and he messed up the timeline of the entire event." Although John Rich was, as much as he could be, the Marlee of the men's team.
Also, love this, from http://www.afterelle.../marlee-matlin:
But Matlin's rise to fame began much earlier: When she was seven-years-old, Matlin's teacher at the Center on Deafness and the Arts approached her about starring in their stage production of The Wizard of Oz. "Would you like to be Dorothy?" her teacher asked. Matlin's response: "I am Dorothy."
Not long after, she won a competition for her essay, "If I Was A Movie Star."
If I was a movie star, I would ride in a limousine.
When I go out of the limousine I would give everyone my best autograph and I would let people take my picture. Ohhh, when I am on the stage I would give everyone my best smile.
I would have a huge house which would have mirrors all over. I would love when people would write me letters. I would love to send them back but it's hard to write all the people.
I would love to meet all movie stars! They are so nice!!
I want to make movies all my life!
I am the best!!!
Here's my autograph.
Edited by kaleidoscope, Jun 6, 2011 @ 11:09 AM.