Love. Lies. Acting. Hollywood entangles talented teen actress.
Liana Marie Michael writes her first memoir, Starlet's Web, as she deals with the consequences of being a teen actor, torn between mixed-messages from Hollywood's focus on being sexy. She talks in monologues and thinks in scripts as do her entertainment industry-consumed peers. Her love-interest, student athlete Manuel Biro, provides an alternative perspective. But as truths are revealed, what is real is in question.
I'm actress Liana Marie Michael. I won an Oscar at 17 but whatever. Really. Celebrity is what it is: marketing a product. I'm part of a tight-knit group of kids of celebrities. I keep to myself and don't complain about my life. I've been happy until lately.
Evan dumping me leveled me. Matthew shocked me. I knew he couldn't hurt me with my bodyguard so near, but his eyes...so I have trust issues. Dating super hot Byron didn't help clear the confusion either. I'm torn between going to church on Sunday and making a living from pop culture.
But experience builds perspective. My days of shutting up needed to end. First, I told Manuel. Then I told my mom. It turned out awesome until I learned the truth.
Now I'm screwed. Totally. Let's face it: Hollywood's web entangles everyone.
Copyright 2013 Carla J. Hanna. All rights reserved. About me: I lived in the house described above in Santa Monica. My neighbors and friends were all part of the entertainment industry: actors, musicians, producers, lawyers, comedians, models, agents, stylists, writers, and crew. I wasn't in the industry but I got to see Hollywood from the inside. The characters in Starlet's Web are realistic. The actors talk in scripts so I had my actress do the same.
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Thank you for reading. -Carla