Monday, June 30, 2014

Hollywood respect for the troops

Sometimes it's in unexpected places:
Check it out: Golden-Globe-winning, Oscar-nominated actress Amy Adams, made the news Friday by quietly and classily giving up her first-class seat to a soldier on a flight.  This stunned me because most actors in Hollywood work their butts off and visit many a casting couch to get a first-class seat tucked away from the cattle in coach.  Truth be told, so do a lot of conservative pundits that I’ve had the misfortune to meet in my foray into this field.

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Miss Adams was not only classy in giving up her first class seat to one of our warriors, but she also didn’t pimp out her good deed on Instagram with a selfie as some Kardashian stunt to solicit high praise for a staged act.  Matter of fact, we wouldn’t even know about what she had done had not ESPN’s Jemele Hill recognized her, watched the seat exchange go down and then tweeted about it.
I'm not sure when it started, but I'd managed to take somewhat of a dislike to Miss Adams somewhere along the line.  This has made me reconsider.  Well done.

5 comments:

burt said...

Don't know why you dislike her, unless it's because many of her parts have been syrupy-sweet.

Go watch "Trouble With the Curve" to see what this actress can do when given a good part.

She's also a military brat, so she "gets it".

Not defending Hollywood by any means, but there are some few lights in that LaLaLand darkness.

Old NFO said...

Yep, she DOES get it...

newrebeluniv said...

Surprising the TSA hasn't cracked down on this sort of thing. You WILL sit in your assigned seat. voluntary switching is not permitted.

Dave H said...

Once you're on the plane you're the airline's problem, and they don't much care who sits in which seat as long as it's paid for. They're like parents with little kids - they're not too worried about what's "right" as long as it's quiet.

Brad_in_MA said...

Another vote for "Trouble with the Curve."

RE: getting it . . .
Amy Adams' father is/was an Air Force officer, IIRC. I think Ms. Adams was born in a US-MIL hospital in Italy.