The fact is, I never wanted to be a movie star.
One thing is certain. The old Piper Laurie is no more.
I'm one of those people who has always been a bridesmaid.
Back then, everyone was Lana and Rock. No one had ethnic names.
I never forget, remember that. Not an action, not a name, not a face.
I've always felt robbed of something by people not knowing I was a Jew.
And even then when you take it, you've got to take it with your whole heart.
And if real life was like the movies, I should have lived happily ever after.
Believe me, when an actress is told that her very name is synonymous with bad acting, she's had it.
I was so flattered to be asked to be in the movies - the idea of being paid to act was heady stuff.