Monday, October 8, 2012

mystery job revealed

some of you have wondered what sends us all over the country. much to julia bobbin's dismay: no, we are not on the lam. (yeah, i'm a little bit disappointed too.) and if we are not criminals, our travels around the country can indeed point to only one other occupation: ACTORS.
 
yes, that's right, the second oldest profession in the world, right behind hooker. i believe for a time the words were synonymous. are you shocked? with the crazyface pictures i've thrown up here, i'd be surprised if you were. here and there peeps have thrown a shout out my way when spying me on the telly or even on the big screen, but i've been cryptic for the most part. why am i not all blithely spouting off about it on the regular? well. couldn't really tell you. i get kind of weirdly shy about it. yes, i am mouthy as hell around a bolt of fabric and a glass of gin, but ask for my resume and i'll clam up.
 
but screw that. i'd like very much to share this with our lovely corner of the interwebz. i'm hanging out at my new mysterious job, which i thought would remain mysterious for a bit longer...but a little birdie told me it's been announced this morning, on a muuuuuuuuch larger site than my bit of kalkatroona. as ruggy said: if it's on deadline hollywood, it's already out there. so, um, taadaaaaah! i'm at my first day of shooting on nurse jackie. awooohoooo!
 
 

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  1. WHAT!?!!??!!?!? Congratulations, Oona! I can't wait to see you on one of my favorite shows!!!! :)

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  2. Cool! Congratulations and break a leg, lady!

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  3. AWESOME! I love Nurse Jackie! Can't wait to see you on it!

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  4. I really hope you're enjoying your first day on set! And congrats again!!!

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  5. Wow, crazy! We don't get regular TV (too far out of town) or cable, but I might get Hubby to find an episode and download it for me. I went and searched you out and found your wikipedia page (did you know you have one?) You were on law and order???? I love that show!!!! I might have to start stocking your acting career. (I think I totally misspelled that word there... forgive me, please, I've got food on the brain). Congrats on the position/role, I know its not the easiest profession to get in on.

    And I can say that I "know" you.... ha! Does reading your blog count as "knowing" you?

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    1. ALWAYS!! i absolutely feel like i know you and the intricate workings of peanut...

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  6. Neat! Enjoy working on the show! (And I bet you're the best-dressed person there between takes!)

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    1. i leave my real-life clothing on as long as possible, although seriously, they've got me in the cutest scrubs i've ever laid eyes on.

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  7. Wow!!! Congrats to you! You're a BIG star in my book!!!!

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  8. Hah! I was wondering too. Cool! Never seen Nurse Jackie but now I want to! Soooo now we know you're an actor-couple, we have to get you a name. Like Oonuggy. Or Rugoona. OKbadideanevermind.

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  9. OF COURSE you have a fancy, exciting job! Bitch bitch bitch! I think I should dress up as you for Halloween, then at least I'll share some of the awesomeness for at least a few hours ;)

    Seriously, though, I don't even know what Nurse Jackie is but I'm about to watch the shit out of it.

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    1. Lladybird, you are such a fucking lady! Lol

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    2. if i knew what trolol meant, i think that's what i'd be doing right now.

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  10. Congrats on the role! I was wondering, too, but thought you might have been dancing in a stage production if you asked me - those legs of yours look like they want to boogie. :)

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    1. my legs thank you, they've been begging me to take them to the gym :)

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  11. yay! I knew that from the first day. Heheh. I was like OMG where have I seen this girl?! where...? Death Proof!!! My favorite movie ever! I love love loved your scene. You're amazing!
    Mandy

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  12. I must say that I'm a little shocked, given your shy and retiring personaliyt. But wow!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations.

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    1. personality! See how excited I am?

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  13. so cool! total dream job. Congrats on being cast!

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  14. EEEEEEK! That is so awesome. I LOVE that show. I can't wait to see you on it!

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  15. How wonderful! Thanks for the little peek into your day job. :)

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  16. :) more of your death proof amazines to come! hell yeah sis! now i'm about to empty entire bottle of vodka to celebrate that :) and download every single one episode of nurse jackie

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  17. Clearly I have to start watching Nurse Jackie season 5.

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  18. Congrats! I watched an episode of something on TV (probably L & O) and remember thinking: "gosh, this actress looks just like Oonaballoona". At the time, had just discovered your blog.

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  19. ZOMG I had no idea when I met you that you were so FAMOUS!!! I should've made you sign my fabric or something. Congratulations on your new job!

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  20. That's so cool! I know a famous actress! :D Of course, it all makes sense now; I mean what else would the fabulous Oona do for a career? ;)

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  21. I have never watched or heard of the show, but I will definitely be watching if you are on it! You seem like such a sweet adorable person, I'm sure you deserve all your dreams coming true! So enjoy your adventure, just don't leave your blog behind because I would miss you here :)

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    1. oh, i won't leave le blog behind, it keeps me sane in this business!

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  22. That is SO awesome! I think I had guessed, and found it very sweet that you weren't shouting this from the rooftops. Of course, I am also very happy that you've now decided to share your wonderful news. Ooh, to be on a set - how exciting. Does someone hold your satin dressing gown for you between takes? Do you have ostrich feather slippers and a couch to rest on in your dressing room? Say it is so! Good luck with the new gig.

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    1. no.... BUT I HAVE THE TOOLS TO MAKE THEM.....

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  23. Ooh, so exciting and I believe that show films in my neighborhood! I'll keep an eye out for you!

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  24. I KNEW IT!!! Well I didn't really know it - but of course it makes SO much sense!! You were of course born for the stage/screen/lens! A HUGE congratulations on your new role, and thank you so much for sharing with us. It's always exciting to learn more about the Oona behind the Balloona!

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  25. OH Wow what a great gig! So so happy for you, I am going to have to watch the show! Congrats girl!!

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  26. Oh wow! I know for sure it's something in the arts, something creative, but never guessed that :) And I totally agree with sallie oleta barbie that you are indeed born for the stage/screen/lens!

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  27. AWESOME!!!! So glad we have Netflix now, so I'll be able to watch you!! CANNOT WAIT :o) Everything else is now bumped off the queue, bring on Nurse Jackie.
    Congrats, you must be so excited!!

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  28. ...and now I am fantasising about a three-episode arc where Nurse Jackie and your character take a trip to Australia to check out our Medicare system and it is shot ON LOCATION IN MELBOURNE.

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  29. Well I certainly had wondered, but wasn't going to ask. Exciting job that takes you all over the place.

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  30. Congrats on your 'coming out'! And HUGE congrats on landing Nurse Jackie - hope you're having fun on set. We still get to call you Oona, right?

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  31. Hm, I wondered very much if the actress I saw on an episode of Royal Pains a while ago was you--maybe it was? Maybe not...

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  32. Well, I always thought you were a star before I knew you actually ARE a star!! You're the coolest.

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  33. So I called Rob immediately and I told him to get Nurse Jackie STAT so we can be all caught up in time for your wonderousness to appear :) I AM SO SUPER PROUD OF YOU!!!

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    1. oh, good, i feel much less weird now for watching oona's episodes of NCIS last night ;-)

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  34. Congratulations! I hope that you have a lovely experience on Nurse Jackie. When you are on the stage again, I suspect that you may have a large audience of rexes on occasion. What a fun outing that would be!

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    1. seriously that would be fantastic. i'd have to sneak a rex reference in somehow.

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  35. Congratulations on Nurse Jackie! I'm a little disappointed though. I thought you were in witness protection and were just doing a really poor job of lying low.

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    1. i could see me doing a very poor job of that indeed.

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  36. Awesome! I loved you on Ed! I miss that show!

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    1. oh, thank you! i miss going to that bowling alley.

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  37. Another Death Proof fan here! Congratulations! Nurse Jackie is a great show!

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  38. Congratulations!!! Now I have another reason to watch the show!!!

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  39. Really cool! Though I really appreciate sickofitcindy's comment, LOL.

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  40. Ooh - that's a pretty exciting mystery job! Well done, you!

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  41. congratulations!
    it does make sense you are an actress, can't imagine you in a 9-5 job of any kind!

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  42. The cat is out the bag now. I can't snicker anymore about knowing your secret identity. Darn. :)
    Congrats on the Nurse Jackie, looks like I need to add that show to my queue.
    I found some videos of the night I went to The Rockwell, one of especially when Tom (I think) is behind me. I gotta forward it to you.

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    1. HA! i keep meaning to look at those, i think there's like fifty on youtube. it's hard for me to watch myself though. are you caught on film?

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  43. Congrats! That's amazing!! So stoked for you.

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  44. when will your first episode air? Will you please announce it so we all know in advance! Virtual TV party tonight!

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  45. Dear Oona,
    I thought all along you and Ruggy were master criminal cat burglers keeping it on the downlow. Now I know you are actors everything makes sense, especially the drinking. ha hah hahhahhhaaaaa

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  46. I'd recognized you from Death Proof (LUV that flick)! Congrats on the new gig. You more than deserve it. When can we expect your episodes to start airing? I don't want to miss it!

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    1. no idea yet... but i will let you know!

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  47. ha and here I thought you were spies. dammit.

    (Actually, I thought you were some kind of dancer/trainer. So I guess I was... uh... sort of close?)

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    1. i train people to drink. and occasionally i teach an afro brazilian dance class on skyscraper rooftops.

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  48. Woo hoo! This is all just so exciting. So proud to know ya!

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  49. Congrats on the Nurse Jackie gig! I just about peed my pants when I saw you on tv last year. I was yelling to Dan, "It's Oona! It's Oona!"

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  50. Congrats on the gig, lady! I've worked with lots of folks on the crew over there, and it seems like they really have a nice group, so I'm sure you'll have buckets of fun! Yay!!

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  51. Congratulations!!! And thanks for the heads up. I know EXACTLY who to send my scripts ideas to now!! ;o)

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    1. And then I keep strolling down my Google reader feed and there you are: http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/morris-chestnut-joins-nurse-jackie-in-season-long-arc-marcy-harriell-in-recurring-role

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  52. Okay, you have a cooler job than me. Hands down!

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  53. Congratulations, Nurse Oona!

    Here's a little nurse humor in honor of your latest role:

    Two doctors are standing in a hospital hallway discussing Nurse Nancy.

    The first doctor says, "She's completely confused. Last week, I told her to give a patient two milligrams of morphine every ten hours. She gave him ten milligrams every two hours. We nearly lost the patient!"

    The second doctor replied, "That's nothing. Yesterday, I told her go give a patient an enema every 24 hours. She tried to give him 24 enemas in an hour. The patient nearly exploded!"

    Suddenly, the doctors heard a blood curdling scream coming from a room down the hall. The first doctor said, "Oh no! I just told Nurse Nancy to prick Mr. Smith's boil!"

    :o

    Break legs, Nurse Oona! (Though please don't take that literally like Nurse Nancy would)

    PS Your next challenge should be to sew some sort of incredibly glamorous nurse's uniform.

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    1. Laughing out loud... in my office.

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    2. Laughter is the best medicine, Ginger. :D

      But please don't tell Nurse Nancy or she might withhold medication from all of her patients.

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    3. oh nurse nancy. now can you remember that joke from the other day?

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  54. Ok, I was super curious, so I had to look you up. My one trip to NY was in late spring 1997 and we saw RENT! That is so cool!

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    1. As I have gone about my evening remember my visit to NY I got to thinking about some of the cast pictures my friends and I got after the show, and then I remembered one with Oona hair...and it is you! Ha, my very own picture with THE Oona. I'll try to scan and send it to you soon.

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    2. that's crazy!!! i had waaaaaaaaay more hair then, good lord, i don't know how i walked around daily with it.

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  55. SO I DID see you on a commercial some time back and was not going bonkers. Again, you totally rock.

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    1. P.S. I just read that you're playing a mother of three. Anyway you might convince the writers to slip in your kids convincing other kids that squirrels are agents of the devil?

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    2. p.p.s. I'm mostly just kidding, but I can have my day dreams.

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    3. i thought you were going to offer me your children for role research. many of my friends have.

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  56. Oh my that is so SUPER EXCITING - ummmm Go You! I had no idea you lead such a fabulous life, for real, other than all your sewing world fabulousness that is. I cyber know a celebrity now, will you sign my hat? :)

    Congrats dear xx

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    1. YOU WERE IN DEATH PROOF! - cool level is seriously sky rocketing!

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    2. :))) that movie was a BLAST. i only wish my character had died so i could see all the special effects and shite.

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  57. 1) That's awesome! I feel like I should have guessed, but I didn't.
    2) I will have to start watching Nurse Jackie!
    3) I will also have to track down every other thing you were ever in.
    4) I am sad that you're real name isn't Oona. I'm learning to deal...

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  58. Yay! I love a good mystery--that one was fun. Derek had a guessing game for awhile, looking over my shoulder at the blog--actor or dancer? He is a former dancer and recognizes the energy.

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    1. i thought he was smooth! if that makes sense. holds his body so well, you know what i mean...

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  59. OH MY GOSH that is so cool! Congratulations on the spot on Nurse Jackie!

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  60. I'm freaking out a bit here too! Congrats on your new role!! I'll definitely have to check Nurse Jackie out at some point. (I'm studying to become a nurse hehe). But DeathProof?! Fuck yeah! Gonna rewatch it this week and scream when I see you! lol.

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  61. Ooh CONGRATULATIONS!! I was channel flicking awhile ago watching NCIS re-runs and thought I saw someone that looked like you but wrote it off as wine vision - it could actually have been you! Congrats again, this calls for a toast - the 2010 Langmeil Valley Floor Shiraz I think. I always intend to age the wine yet I never do :)

    PS. I have been around, silently stalking your page, I'd just temporarily lost the ability to coherently comment. Me and my big wine drinking mouth may be back now though :)

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    1. AMANDA!!!!! i miss your post worthy comments! when are you starting that damn blog?!

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  62. Gasp! You were in Rent!?! My absolute fave Broadway musical!

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  63. wow - how cool! i hope you have one of those chairs with your name on the back! what? everyone doesn't have those? damn.

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    1. actually... yes, last week i arrived to set to find my very own chair. despite the many shows i have done, this is only the second time that's ever happened. i took a picture like a DORK.

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  64. NO! NO! OMG! NO!

    This makes me so happy!

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  65. Shut up Oona!!! You are on Wiki and everything.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcy_Harriell

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  66. Totally not surprised! You are too full of adorable and sass to work behind a desk. Enjoy and break a leg! I'll have to start watching that show now :)

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  67. Holy cow! Congrats!! How exciting!!!

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  68. AHHHHH!!!! Congratulations!! Omg, I LOVE that show. Good for you.

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  69. Congrats on the rad gig Oona! YAY JOBS!!

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  70. What? I love that show! And I had spied you on Royal Pains, so I kinda already knew about your awesome job :)

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  71. OMG you were in Death Proof? I love that film! Well done on the new role too - awesome news!

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  72. OMG, I will see on tv too! It will so much fun, congratulations!

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  73. I've always wondered and yet I can't think of anything more fitting. :)

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  74. Aha! I knew it! Well, I didn't know you were an actor, but I figured y'all must be in some version of the entertainment industry. So fun to learn the mystery. Congrats on the job!

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  75. Dude, you were in Grindhouse? GTFO! Must rewatch. I loved the surprise of seeing you on royal pains, which is my sewing room TV favorite. Now I'll have to start watch Nurse Jackie too. Thank you for sharing!!!! I love seeing people I know succeed in glamourous and exciting ways.

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  76. Haha! I wondered when the truth would come out! Congrats on the new series, and I'll have to start watching so I can catch up to your episodes (don't have TV, but I assume it's on Netflix or online somewhere...)
    BTW, my BIL is an AD on productions here in Montreal, and he works some CRAZY hours, let me tell you. I had no idea that they work talent into the ground like that - 18 hour days is his norm!

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    1. oh yeah, the hours are crazy long. but to be honest, the talent can't whine very much, most of it is waiting, while the crew is working like mad to light and set up shots and rig and all. seriously, if you ever hear me complaining about tv/film hours, beat me about the head and neck with an overlocker.

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  77. OMG! Bow, scrape, bow scrape, am I good enough to write comments on your famous blog?

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  78. haha, look at you coming out. :D I had figured this out a long time ago...I can't remember how? Maybe I spotted you somewhere. How exciting on the new gig! Congrats!!

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  79. Wait. wait. wait. Wait. Was Mimi the character that shook out her hair and glitter flew out? That is strangely one of the few moments of Rent I vividly remember. And if you were with the traveling company then I was just feet from you sitting in the orchestra pit (read: cheap day of seats that I could afford as a college kid)!

    Congratulations! The world is going to love you. : )

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    1. Omg, I was going to say the SAME THING about the glitter! That glitter changed my life! Congrats Oona!

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    2. oh, that glitter! i was one of the only mimis that didn't use the glitter, sadly... i tried it once, and there was glitter in my hair, my eyes, my nose, my couch, my cats, my ruggy, for like two weeks. i think i made a lot of fans sad with that choice... brought it back for my last night and got a very shocked scream from the front two rows of regulars :))). worth the two weeks of sparkly pain!

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  80. Of course you're an actor! It all makes perfect sense now -- gorgeous, photogenic, looking so familiar...can't believe I never put it all together. How did you come up with "Oona"? And "Ruggy?"

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    1. thank you! oona was a childhood nickname from my parents (oonaballoona) and actually, ruggy came up with ruggy out of the blue!

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  81. I KNEW I saw you in a repeat of Law and Order and on NCIS! Awesomesauce. :)

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  82. Congratulations! Fantastic! Ahh what a cool job...!

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  83. That's so exciting, and while googling around looking for the news, I discovered we have the same (first) name! Exciting.

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  84. It's no wonder you exude confidence in your photos! Comes from more than mad sewing skills.

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  85. Oh, how I wish I owned a TV. I might just have to figure out how to watch TV over the internet... Anyway, I figured as much awesomeness from a few hints I'd had here and there. Congrats on landing the role!

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  86. WAY TO GO! I sense a celebratory drink is needed! This is just so exciting! Do you know if this airs in the uk?

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  87. Wow! (jaw drop) That's amazing!!! I love Nurse Jackie, so I'll keep an eye out.

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  88. Awesome!!!! does not describe it enough.. Fabulous dahling, simply fabulous!! ;)

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  89. wow! that's awesome! It's so weird that it never crossed my mind, but now I know, it somehow seems to fit you perfectly...
    anyway, I've been reading silently for a little while (I'd say one year), because I'm a fan of your crazy colorful projects.
    have a great day!

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  90. WOW!!!! I always wanted to know who was behind this blogging personality! Now I'm going to have to get Showtime. I'm so proud of your accomplishments Oona - congratulations in big bold colorful letters!!!!!!

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  91. I've known who you are for awhile because one day I was looking at your blog and my bf was looking over my shoulder and said you were in "Death Proof". Congrats!

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  92. So naturally, because I don't have cable, I lurk online to find said announcement.

    Am I the only one who was actually gullible enough to think your real name was Oona?! Hahaha. But really, that's awesome. Congrats on the new gig!

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  93. Yeah!!!! Congrats!!! have a great time!!

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  94. Marcy, I mean Oona! Marcy? Seriously you just made my week. I can now brag about having a famous actress leave random acts of comment kindness on my blog. I'm pulling out Death Proof and Grind House. Congrats to you lovely lady.

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    1. oh, always oona. please tell me your true handle is kazz...

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  95. One night about a year ago, I'd been reading your blog and then took a break from blogreading to catch up on my third favourite past-time, channel surfing and OMG there you were at the start of an NCIS episode and I had a bit of a "what am I watching - a blog or a TV show" and I was SO confused and it was all a little bit weird (but you looked fabulous!)

    So congratulations on the Nurse Jackie gig! Looking forward to seeing your episodes.

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  96. I am seriously disappointed in myself for not realizing all this time that you were Mimi -- the first 4 times I saw it, you were playing that role (phenomenally, I might add). Congrats on Nurse Jackie!

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    1. crazy!!!! thank you! my hair was as long as Cousin It back then, so i'm not surprised you didn't make the connection. who could see my face with that mane?!

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  97. I just started reading your blog & noticed that your pic is so pretty! Glad to know those good looks are not going to waste. Congrats on your new role!

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  98. Oh Oona, this is going to make my stalking out of control! I'm totes going to name drop you now (because as far as I'm concerned we are now bestirs)
    At least you can now play the part of a fugitive! How genius!

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  99. Actually I started following your blog because I recognized you from one of my favorite shows, Miss Jenny Fair. ;) But you are way more awesome than I even expected!

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  100. As usual I've missed everything. Congratulations! I had totally pinned you two as working in the entertainment business, but for some reason I had it in my head you guys did light/sound. I have NO idea where that idea even came from, ha! :) Do you do theatre too? If so I bet we know some of the same people!
    Congratulations!

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    1. Also, totally just found you on IMDB! Your charm and good looks should have totally given away that you are an actress!

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  101. I'm a fairly new subscriber and I was flipping channels and I was like, "wait...is that oonaballoona??!!". Just a few taps on the keyboard and here I am all late to the party. It's neat-a-roo!

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  102. It's been driving me crazy all season. I keep on pointing out to my husband that nurse looks just like this blogger. Of course on Nurse Jackie you guys make nursing look a lot funner than it is.

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