Yes it is… Well said my friend. Well, Halloweentown said it well! 😉 if you don’t already know my girlfriend, Kimberly Brown, she is a fellow actor, a wonderful girlfriend, and has a super fun Etsy store! The t-shirt Kim is wearing she actually designed and it’s one of the items she sells in her store! Even though this is a quote from Halloweentown, I think it has a deeper meaning and one that I gravitated to. I find that I don’t want to be “normal,” or my version of normal… I guess when you’re a red head with super white skin from Arizona you’re going to be different right off the bat. I mean, there’s so many tan blondes that I always wanted to be like, hence my self tanning cream addiction in HS. Lol! 🙈I wanted to look like all the other girls. 🙄 My hair was blonde, my legs were orange (self tanners were horrible then!)😂 and my self esteem sucked. Now that I’m older, I’ve embraced the white skin, it’s still not awesome at the beach blinding people with my white body, but I’ve learned that different can also be beautiful. I went back to my roots of being a red head and these days I’m much happier in my skin, literally! I think it sometimes takes going far away from your true self to make your way back. Being normal is vastly overrated. What does that mean to you? My girlfriend Kim and I were talking about this quote and what it means to her. I asked her a couple questions and have her answers below. Make sure to check out Kim’s Etsy store for one of a kind, custom made signs and her fun t-shirts!
What does the quote mean to you?
I think it’s easy to get caught in a trap of trying to look or seem a certain way to other people, especially as teenagers trying to fit in. I love this quote because it really challenges the overall definition of “normal” and the fact that it is not one size fits all. The things that make me happy may be different than what makes you happy. It is so important for us to be true to ourselves and not feel pressure to change that if we think it is what isn’t “normal.” The world is a better place when we are living our own truths and embracing our unique selves proudly.
What made you decide to put the quote on a shirt?
Well, I can’t tell you how many times the line is quoted to me either in person or on social media. I’ve really seen over the years how much people responded to certain lines of dialogue from the films, and that is one of the favorites for sure. My friend Liz and I created our Etsy store years ago because we love to craft together. I got a request once to paint that quote on a sign, and then more people wanted it so that got the wheels turning in my head. I am obsessed with graphic tees, so I thought why not try putting the quote on something people can wear around? …And here we are!
What’s your favorite memory from shooting the movies?
Oh boy, I don’t think I could narrow it down to just one favorite-there are so many. The broom-flying scene from the 1st movie is definitely at the top of the list. It was our last day of shooting the movie and I got to spend most of the day on a special rig in front of a blue screen with the amazing Debbie Reynolds. I knew that it was a once in a lifetime experience and a day I would never forget, full of laughter and wisdom from a really special lady.