Noel
Noel

July 8th, 2008, 11:35 am #21

Yes she was a child, but a child who was paid for doing a job, a professional job that she could have easily walked away from if she had really needed to relieve her "Boredom".

The reason that it is wrong to play pranks is that individuals can be harmed in the process. If the prank causes scenery to break that can result in individuals getting hurt. Performers unknowingly being subjected to fumes that make them ill isn't funny at anytime under any circumstances and shouldn't have been tolerated...period! I don't think that Andrea's behavior would have been okay had she done that same thing in a classroom or on the subway do you? I also doubt that you would laugh off her behavior had one of the Orphans been your child.

It seems like the lack of punishment she received in her ANNIE days has resulted in her thinking she can do whatever she likes whenever she likes. And by now she should have figured out (all on her own) that such things are completely inappropriate no matter what age you are.
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Cecile (France)
Cecile (France)

July 8th, 2008, 12:09 pm #22

http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/a ... 19113.html

An article featuring Andrea and Alexis...and some hilarious stories!!!

Thought you'd might enjoy...

And hello! I'm new here. My name is Rose!!! Huge ANNIE FAN here!!
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Christine71
Christine71

July 9th, 2008, 1:13 am #23

Yes she was a child, but a child who was paid for doing a job, a professional job that she could have easily walked away from if she had really needed to relieve her "Boredom".

The reason that it is wrong to play pranks is that individuals can be harmed in the process. If the prank causes scenery to break that can result in individuals getting hurt. Performers unknowingly being subjected to fumes that make them ill isn't funny at anytime under any circumstances and shouldn't have been tolerated...period! I don't think that Andrea's behavior would have been okay had she done that same thing in a classroom or on the subway do you? I also doubt that you would laugh off her behavior had one of the Orphans been your child.

It seems like the lack of punishment she received in her ANNIE days has resulted in her thinking she can do whatever she likes whenever she likes. And by now she should have figured out (all on her own) that such things are completely inappropriate no matter what age you are.
"DO I HEAR HAPPINESS IN HERE?!" LOL
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Noel
Noel

July 9th, 2008, 3:35 am #24

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Christine71
Christine71

July 9th, 2008, 5:22 am #25

It's Hannigan's line to the orphans when she caught them goofing off.

Of course Andrea was paid to do a job as a child, and she did it...better than most and well enough to earn a Tony nomination. While it is true that child performers in 1977 were probably not treated as "little adults" like today's DDs, there is absolutely no question whatsoever that Andrea has acted professionally during her entire career. Your goofy statement that she does not take her work seriously (based on a handful of incidents relayed mostly by Andrea herself) belies both a familiarity with Andrea's career, as well as common sense.

You make a judgment about a 30+ year career, not on comments from colleagues and audience members, but rather from less than 5 incidents, most occurring while a young teenager. These incidents involved slime, m&m's (which sounded more like an accident than a prank), and some unknown smelly substance located in a dressing room. From this you conclude that she cannot be "professional." No one was starting fires here. No bombs were set off. No one was pushed down the stairs, or thrown from a catwalk. They were infrequent, small, harmless pranks pulled on coworkers and friends. To compare this with poisoning a subway car full of strangers is, with all due respect, a stupid analogy.

To insinuate that Andrea has gotten by purely on talent despite 30 years of goofing off and terrorizing her colleagues (while sharing no appreciation for the many varied projects she has been involved in) is grossly unfair to Andrea and seemingly very inaccurate.



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Noel
Noel

July 9th, 2008, 8:43 am #26

"They were infrequent, small, harmless pranks pulled on coworkers and friends."

So harmless that they had to stop the show.


"Your goofy statement that she does not take her work seriously (based on a handful of incidents relayed mostly by Andrea herself) belies both a familiarity with Andrea's career, as well as common sense."

Never said that.


"From this you conclude that she cannot be "professional."

Never said that.


"To insinuate that Andrea has gotten by purely on talent despite 30 years of goofing off and terrorizing her colleagues (while sharing no appreciation for the many varied projects she has been involved in) is grossly unfair to Andrea and seemingly very inaccurate."

I wrote nothing of the kind.


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Christine71
Christine71

July 9th, 2008, 10:32 pm #27

"They were infrequent, small, harmless pranks pulled on coworkers and friends."

So harmless that they had to stop the show.

ONCE--in 1977.

"Your goofy statement that she does not take her work seriously (based on a handful of incidents relayed mostly by Andrea herself) belies both a familiarity with Andrea's career, as well as common sense."

Never said that.

Really?--"It seems like the lack of punishment she received in her ANNIE days has resulted in her thinking she can do whatever she likes whenever she likes. And by now she should have figured out (all on her own) that such things are completely inappropriate no matter what age you are."
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Rose
Rose

August 4th, 2008, 6:22 pm #28

nmi
Thank you for the welcome!!

And Julie, I guess I found Alexis's story funny...I really didn't think Andrea's was. It actually was kind of scary to me. How horrible that must have been for those poor orphans.
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