As I read about and listen to the comments on America’s recent Fifty Shades of Grey movie, I couldn’t help but feel sorry for the actors and actresses that spent countless hours practicing their lines, going over their roles and really getting into the character set for them by the author herself. I couldn’t help but think movies were invented for one purpose alone, to entertain its audience. So, even if we did not like the movie at all, what really gives us the right to criticize the people who played the roles? Since after all, are they not just people?? And yes, we can argue that they make millions of dollars, and they are celebrities so they have to put up with the bull, but aren’t they also humans? No amount of money can take away the pain of reading ruthless, senseless comments about the work I do. That’s why I find our entire concept of judging them an oxymoron. To judge rather we liked the movie or not is one thing, but to judge the people acting, well that’s another thing entirely, to me.
Fifty Shades Darker was a movie intended to relive the book many read and enjoyed…I believe it did just that. It entertained and brought to life what millions of people had read, no? So, why not say, “thank you” to the actors and actresses who worked their butts off to do just that and move on to the next one. Because at the end of day, if all our jobs were put on display, in front of a big screen, we’d be Fifty Shades of What??