I spent part of my morning in a NH National Guard uniform.
Dress Blues, to be exact.Â So I was told.Â I make no claims of knowledge about anything remotely war-like.
I joked, briefly, that I hoped my parents never saw me.Â They’re old hippies and such.Â I feel awkward when I find myself talking to someone who ever served in anything army-like.Â I just don’t know what to say.Â So I made the joke.Â And then I realized that the director was in the Guard (duh) and I actually had no idea who else standing in the room in a convincing costume was either.
Awkward silence while I tried to pry my foot out of my mouth.
But, it did get me thinking as I was standing out in the sun alternating between serious and smiling for the photo shoot that there is no guarantee that an actress will ever play a combatant whereas I am almost positive that every professional male actor has at some point played a military role on stage.
I have no point other than that I was thinking about it.
Sometimes I’m like that.