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Posted by on Jan 15, 2009

IOnTheScene at The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards

IOnTheScene at The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Yay, Mickey.

One of the winners that stuck out in my mind at the Golden Globes was Mickey Rourke. He intrigued me. Mickey derives his inspiration from the past, yet he blames his tortured past on his step-dad. Perhaps because of his brutal youth the character that he brings to the screen in “The Wrestler” comes alive. “When I first read the script, I hated the character. I hated his guts, he was such a loser. It reminded me too much of myself before I went into therapy,” he said.

However, he added, “I was given a second chance after 13 years off screen.I paid the price for my misbehaving I am a different person now.”

Matter of fact, Mickey has just signed up to front a new crusade to spay and neuter pets. A champion for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. A big difference from the old days.

 

Irene Michaels

Over the past 25 years I have taken on the roles of a producer, publisher, insider journalist and fundraiser. My artistic interests began early in my teens working as a model and a dancer throughout the U.S. I formed my first modeling agency before I was twenty. While modeling I secured a re-occurring role in the popular daytime TV series General Hospital. Read more…

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