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The Polished Edge: Celebrity Q & A
Bellamy Young of ‘Scandal’ on ABC
Q: What is some of the stage work you have done?
A: In New York, I did “My Fair Lady” with Richard Chamberlain. I did the national tour of “Meet Me in St. Louis.” The most exciting were, Randy Newman did a musical version of Faust, and David Mamet did the book, and that was quite a ride, and the songs were incredible to sing. And then I did one of Lanford Wilson’s, “Book of Days.”
Q: What would be your ideal role?
A: Martha in “(Who’s Afraid of) Virginia Woolf?” But it’s ahead of me.
Q: What do you think of your character Mellie?
A: I feel like we are just meeting Mellie in one of the harder moments of (her) life. She is an incredibly formidable woman.
Q: Is she rich to mine as an actor?
A: On TV at my age and you get to be such a nuanced, complex, well-informed character. She and Fitz have had incredible years of joy and happiness and success, and now we meet them when their roads have diverged -- and they fell in love ... and for the first time and it’s not with you! And she is in the worst, worst moment. Her world should be perfect, and her world is laid barren. She is so smart. The scripts we get, the dialogue we get, the dialogue is so strong and real. Every time I yell at him, people know why I am yelling. And I get to be a brilliant, driven, loyal, loving woman in extreme pain every week. What more could you ask for?
Maria Menounos of ‘Extra’ in syndication
Q: With the changes happening at other syndicated entertainment magazine programs -- “The Insider” morphing into “omg! Insider,” Rob Marciano joining “Entertainment Tonight” as co-anchor -- how do you see those impacting “Extra”?
A: I haven’t really focused much on them. For us, I feel like we have such a great opportunity because Mario (Lopez, Menounos’ co-host) and I are a really good team. And I think our show is the best on the air right now. We’re at every event, covering Hollywood from every angle. There’s such an energy at The Grove (the Los Angeles site where “Extra” is taped), people from all over the world come and look for our show.
We’re able to cover things like Hurricane Sandy in a real way, because of my journalism background, and no other show (in the genre) has that or does that. I think we have something really unique and special, and I always say, “Don’t look at everybody else. Be focused on yourself.” Be aware on what’s going on out there, of course ... but to me, we’re the ones to beat.
Q: You were a fierce competitor on “Dancing With the Stars.” Were you in touch with your former partner, Derek Hough, when he was injured during the recent “All-Stars” season?
A: Oh, yeah. He was texting me, “Babe, I need this treatment ... I need that treatment ... I need this doctor.” And I was like, “OK. No problem. I got it.”
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