jbrr1212
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August 17th, 2011, 5:10 pm #31

Yeah the general concensus is everyone is disappointed that there is nothing about Watros. Its mentioned in quite a few of the reviews I've read. I guess some stories are best left untold, but damn i really wanted to hear that one!
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Krystal
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August 17th, 2011, 8:04 pm #32

Nothing about any of the women!!!! The only thing she said in the last 1/2 of the book was that her "good friend" CC picked her up off the floor once when she passed out drunk. Nothing re CW, LW or anyone!!!!
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August 17th, 2011, 8:40 pm #33

It doesn't surprise me at all that Zimmer would not talk about any of the very talented actresses that she co-starred with on GL. She always came across, IMO, as wanting to be the Diva on the show, with no competition.

I suppose she wouldn't mentioned Watros because didn't they dislike each other immensely?
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bilki
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August 17th, 2011, 9:14 pm #34

Does she talk in detail about any feuds or rivalries at all?
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August 17th, 2011, 9:20 pm #35

>> didn't they dislike each other immensely?

By the end, I think. Not at first (think they met in a play reading or workshop several years before CW was on GL... memory might be hazy), and maybe not still, but there was a lot of talk of 'tension' during... Michelle Forbes, too (she was my favorite of the Josh/Reva obstacles and my favorite GL actress-that-has-gone-on-to-bigger-and-better-than-soaps).

I love Kim, but she did love being 'the star', that's pretty easy to see...
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August 17th, 2011, 9:40 pm #36

Dax, I know what you mean :)

Michelle Forbes was great. Actually, these are the eppys that aired in the CR so I saw it all, before it started and after it finished. Sadly, I don't remember much.

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August 17th, 2011, 9:47 pm #37

Based on one of the interviews I saw, Zimmer originally had more than half the book already written when she got a contract with the publisher. The 'co-author' Morton was brought on, and really knocked out a lot of stuff that Kim had written on the grounds that "nobody wanted to read Kim's private rants." She says she was too brutally honest with her opinions, and came around to Morton's notion that the book needed to be more restrained. Given how brutal she is describing her own warts, I have to give her credit for this decision....though I am sure that fans would much rather read her rants, even if they disagreed with them.

Given that perspective, it's a good thing she said so little about her co-stars, as I would bet a bunch she mostly had criticisms and gossip. lol "If you can't say anything good..."
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August 17th, 2011, 9:57 pm #38

That so much of the Sonni storyline was stalled/delayed, written by hacks during the writer's strike, and altered from its original plans so much... and against ALL odds - it (mostly) WORKED... a huge testament to the actors and the concept of 'happy accidents'. The whole thing was ludicrous on paper... good and bad twins, long cons, amnesia, multiple back-from-the-deads... but some absolutely brilliant performances from KZ, RN, Forbes, and Joseph Breen. Some riveting edge-of-your-seat stuff, for sure.

I love all that she's done with her career, but I still kinda wish Forbes had stayed with the show another year or so (post-big-story, she was briefly paired with a just-returned Zaslow, and it would have been great fun to see more of them together). Or I'd always hoped she'd return for a quick arc sometime (something non-Josh/Reva-related, like, for Brent/Marian Crane - when that guy very badly needed a shrink, and Sonni was a psychiatrist that herself had issues with identity disorder...).
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August 17th, 2011, 10:16 pm #39

I was pissed as it was like love them or hate them, the women didn't count or exist. Even when you say something ugly about someone, it's like you are at least acknowledging them.

She does admit to drinking a fair amout, 3 glasses of wine at lunch yet. Blames her weight gain on menopause, I can relate some, but Zimmer seems like she and an exercise machine have never crossed paths. She said she gained 40 pounds, methinks more. But still seemed to think "Reva" was still a sex pot, that all men loved her still. Now don't get me wrong I have put on around 15 or so myself since my size 4 days, but work out like Hell and watch everything I eat to hold it at that. And with her temprament I think exercise would help.



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August 17th, 2011, 10:21 pm #40

The book did remind me of all the awful sl's we were forced to endure. Clone, time travel, Reva in SC. Awful. Her descriptions of Peakpack were pretty fun I have to say. She explained all of the awful muscis (remember that?) in that they had probelms with the mics, were not getting a lot of dialog, so they would just drown it out!
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