Films I Wish To Act In

Since I can remember, I always adored the movies and theatre. It’s properly one of the main reasons why I wanted to try and choose acting as an career (as well as being a writer). Since I’ve been and currently performing on stage, I’ve always wanted to try out for new things. I’m not afraid of performing and as an individual, I want to push myself and say, “Gigi, you’ve done yourself proud, for you have achieved this task today!” So if I had any opportunity to perform whilst I’m studying at Drama school and afterwards, I would been very keen to be in shows or films:

  • St Trianians 3

I loved the St Trianians Films when I was teen and I still love them now. In my mind, I always wanted to be a Posh Totty. I’ve no idea why, but I just the idea of this group; to me, it spells F-U-N!

  • James Bond

I’ve loved the Bond movies too. If I had a opportunity, I would try for a villain role. Again, it sounds F-U-N, like your going on a roller coaster ride.

  • Tarzan

No words to say on this one, just looking for adventure…

  • We Will Rock You

W.W.R.Y is one of my favourite musicals of all time and I feel it’ll be nice to be apart of something that celebrates the iconic music from one of the famous British bands of all time.

  • Wicked

This is my second favourite musical… PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE….
I’m not sure if they’ll ever happen in my lifetime but I can only keep believing, as I know the right ones will come along. 

What’s your ideal dream movie/show you want to be in? I would love to hear in the comments below. 

I know I’m not very talkative today and I do apologise, but I promise I’ll write another, proper blog as soon as I can. Until then…

Best wishes,
Gigi xx

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Toy Stereotypes Monologue

Note: This is a monologue I wrote for Drama school. Last term, my class were focusing on including and excluding subjects that the world suffers and in our spare time, we were asked to research and send information that are either inclusive or excluding. I’ve chosen many subjects and some, I’ve written in articles and two monologues. This is the first I have put online but I’ll see how it goes before I’ll post some more.  

When I was a little girl, I had a mixture of toys to play with. I had stuffed animals, dressing up clothes, cooking toys, Barbie and Disney dolls. I grew up being a girly-girl and I was very happy being one. Years later in one my practical sessions at Chickenshed, I overheard my friends discussing how toys are stereotypical towards children in the past and now. This really shocked me; I never knew that toys can be stereotypical.

So, I decided to do some research on the subject. I discovered that most toys like princess dresses and Nerf guns can divide gender sexes and make them feel like they are outcasts. For example, someone might say cooking toys and baby dolls are for girls because it this their job to cook, clean and take care of their families in the home or pink is a girls colour while boys can have blue because that is generally acceptable to have them. In my view, I see this view stereotype as a ridiculous way to learn. Why be old-fashioned when you can be creative and break traditions at the same time?

In the early stages of the twenty-first century, we are seeing loads of radical chances. One of these being changing the way we play toys or wear costumes. There are many examples I have found:

  • Boys being hairdressers
  • Girl dolls teaching them to be leaders
  • Parents allowing their boys to play with dolls
  • Children playing with dolls who have different abilities
  • Girls who wear costumes that mixed with princesses and superheroes – proof that princesses don’t need rescuing
  • Girls can play and pretend to be engineers as well as boys

These bullet points show that not all boys and girls have to stick to boyish and girlish games or toys.

I am proud for some parents who break the boundaries and let their children play with different toys because it teaches the children to be inclusive and to not make them feel left out but it is sad not all parents to that. I hope in the future that someday, every parent will allow their sons to be hairdressers and their girls to be superheroes; that is a dream I would like someday to be fulfilled. Maybe one day, I would allow my children to play with different toys because I want them to grow up to be inclusive people and not be excluded by other children.