The New Orleans Melissa Interview, Part III
Kim: So you can say, "Oh, I've been to Second City and Groundlings." And people go, "Ooh, Second City."
Melissa: And I realize too -- like I'm not stupid -- my window of opportunity is closing fast. You know, once these new kids start filming, which they're casting now, I will not be shit. And Julie is looking at schools in California.
Kim: So, she's living in California now?
Melissa: Yeah, we went to dinner last night. I've never seen her so happy, though. I've never seen her so grounded and so happy. And I'll give that girl props because who, at twenty years old, would be able to go on a national television show and admit there are things they don't know to an audience that does know? That's just scary and she is so well adjusted and normal. Me and Julie sit around and talk about our teeth. They don't show that on TV. It's so normal. But they show us being these cocky, confident twentysomethings and dealing with people. The cameraman would get on my right side, and I'd be like, "Oh, don't go on that side. That tooth sticks out. Go on the other side." And Julie will be like, "Oh, fuck, my teeth."
Melissa: And Jamie is in San Francisco, and he's got a little girlfriend and he's happy. He shaved his head, and he's totally not recognizable.
Kim: Shaved his head like bald, or he just has really short hair?
Melissa: Really short hair. Not bald, like scalp bald, like alopecia bald. And he's doing well, and he's happy, and he travels a lot like he always has.
I know that Kelley's living in New Orleans. It's weird because all of us actually do get along. That doesn't make for a good TV show, but in real life, it makes for a good life. Peter and she are happy from last I heard, which I talked to her like two weeks ago.
Danny, gorgeous as ever, [is] modeling his butt off.
I'll be on Jamie Foxx at the end of the season, but don't watch it, because I have no acting skills. The whole time I was working there, I had no idea he knew who I was. But then at the wrap party, he gets on the microphone, and he's like, "Um, for Melissa, the Real World girl, the bar is wide open. I seen you at the birthday party, girl." And the whole time, I'm star-struck with Jamie Foxx, just following behind him and shit, and he knew the whole time who I was. It's so weird when you meet stars [who] like you and they know about you. Uncle Phil from Fresh Prince of Bel Air was like, "I love you on the show." Uncle Phil, dude? Gary Coleman would not leave me alone. He was totally stalking me.