MJH-Interview bei Amazon.com

Dieses Interview war bei Amazon.com im Dezember 1998 zu lesen:

Amazon.com Talks to Melissa Joan Hart

Melissa Joan Hart shot her first national commercial when she was just 4 years old, and she's been working nonstop ever since. She has acted in commercials and television shows, appeared on Broadway in The Crucible, and written a popular advice column for the teen magazine Teen Beat. Her two most well-known roles thus far in her career have been Clarissa on Nickelodeon's Clarissa Explains It All and the title role of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.

"I don't think I'm all that different from Holden Caulfield."

For The Emperor's New Clothes book and CD project, Hart assumed the role of the Imperial Princess, the puckish, independent daughter of the befuddled Emperor. "She's a total tomboy," Hart explains, "she's one of those tough-headed kids who doesn't want to go out with Mom and Dad, who doesn't want to be seen with them ... She's a completely different character than the characters I've played." Hart also contributes her voice to the Starbright World online project as narrator of all of the "help" text.

Amazon.com: What are you reading right now?

I read a lot of scripts. Actually, I want to read the new Stephen King. I just bought that yesterday. Last year I went to school, last semester, in the spring; I did a correspondence course with NYU, and I read a whole bunch of autobiographies by women. It included the skater who lost her husband, Ekaterina Gordeeva, and Audrey Hepburn's autobiography. I just love reading autobiographies; I love the fact that they're real and that this really happened to someone.

Amazon.com: What book do you want your friends to read?

There's two. I think everyone should read The Little Prince at least once a year. And my favorite book is Bastard Out of Carolina.

Amazon.com: What book would you rescue from a burning house?

The Little Prince

Amazon.com: What book would you like for your birthday?

Any Jane Austen hardcover. I've read all of her stuff, but I don't have hardcovers.

Amazon.com: What was your favorite book growing up?

James and the Giant Peach

Amazon.com: What book did you hide from your parents?

Our Bodies, Ourselves

Amazon.com: What book has most influenced your adult life?

Probably Pride and Prejudice. The lead character, Elizabeth, her determination, just--she was kind of pig-headed but she was also very sensitive and vulnerable. I love the way Jane Austen writes women; they're real characters.

Amazon.com: If you could be a fictional character for a day, who would it be?

The Little Prince.

Amazon.com: What poem or book line can you recite by heart?

"If a body catch a body comin' through the rye.

Amazon.com: What is your most dog-eared book?

Probably My Sergei. That book really got to me, really touched me. I ended up trying to get in touch with her to invite her and her daughter to come down to the set of Sabrina. I called her agent. I was so intrigued by the love story. It's so intense, it's such a Romeo and Juliet story--but it's true.

Amazon.com: If you could change the ending of a book, what would it be, and how would it end?

My Sergei would have ended with her letting him go. She still seemed miserable, and I understand that completely, but there's also so many other things to live for.

Amazon.com: Which author would write your biography?

J.D. Salinger. The way he writes is so raw and natural. I don't think I'm all that different from Holden Caulfield.

Melissa Joan Hart's Desert Island Booklist:

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