Six degrees of separation is the theory that everyone and everything is six or fewer steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person in the world, so that a chain of “a friend of a friend” statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps.
Julianne Moore, won her Oscar for ‘Still Alice’, rocked the night with Emma Stone (I documented most of the excitement and fun) , had a few meetings in Los Angeles, and flew off to cold New York to start work with Ethan Hawke. Did she take a breather? on the weekend she flew into Toronto, Julianne for the Canadian Screen Awards, (where she was a presenter and nominated for ‘Map to the Stars’) threw on her Chanel suit looking glamorous and hit the red carpet.
Melinda Michael, a Canadian actress and model, has played a big role in my film documentary David Bowie Is Around The World (currently in production) also hit the red carpet looking stunning. While Julianne was being interviewed by the media, Melinda was meeting other Canadian actors. Soon it was showtime and time for everyone to take their seats. Oscar winner Julianne and Melinda find themselves seated next to each other it’s one degree of separation, you just gotta be at the right place at the right time.
Melinda is no stranger to the concept of the right place at the right time. She showed up a few years ago during the Toronto International Film Festival at the David Bowie table at the Ritz Carlton Hotel where I first met her and without hesitating asked her to be in the Bowie film project of mine which was timed with the David Bowie Is exhibit coming to Toronto and is currently on a world tour. Melinda just had that energy, the spirit to give it all a shot, pure to the core with her passion for her work acting no matter however challenging, similar to that of the Oscar winner seated next to her. When it comes to dedication, then Melinda takes the cake. I found her once patiently waiting at a restaurant for a meeting after falling off her bike nose bleeding, and bruised holding an ice pack to her face. It was then I knew for certain Melinda had what it takes, because Hollywood can beat you up, but you just can’t give up your break could be coming around the next corner.
Having left Toronto Julianne knows one thing, Melinda is a women of worth. When I see the two actors seated in the front know I already know it’s the universe winking at Melinda saying, ”Keep going girl you are on the right path.”