Yup. Everyone wants to be famous. Except me. Someone mentioned to me that the screenplay I am currently working on had the potential to make me famous and it totally freaked me out. Sure I talk about how I want to be the next Shonda Rhimes, but for the most part, writers can be household names and no one remembers what they look like.
Writers have the freedom to walk down the street and no one recognize them. Sure it can be argued that it is the downplaying of the arts and writers, should be more exalted. They are the ones creating our tv, movies, and books, basically most forms of entertainment. And I agree with them. But I must say, until that changes, I want to take advantage of it.
I want the world to have a little joy brought into their lives because of the things I write, and I would love to get paid for that, but I do not want to sacrifice my privacy and sanity for it.
So, basically I want the perks of fame (wealth, respect), but without the downside (lack of privacy). Unless I become a huge writer-director, I think this is totally possible and I refuse to let anyone tell me it isn’t.