In case you missed our first ever #HeyStar! Twitterview with Ricki Lake, here is the Recap. Needless to say Ricki was amazing and most definitely set the bar high for the future of our Celebrity Twitterviews.
I'm honored to be the 1st! From a kid, I always love and wanted to be 1st with everything! 😉 https://t.co/Q66D5plf6o
— Ricki Lake (@RickiLake) June 25, 2015
Some of you may know Ricki Lake from her talk show or from John Water’s “Hairspray” or her first documentary The Business of Being Born. Lake is currently working on films including Weed the People which explores the use of cannabis on children with cancer, as well as a film about hormonal birth control, called Sweetening the Pill along with producer Abby Epstein. The Business of Being Born questioned the one size fits all approach to birth, and they’ve noticed that there is similar approach to contraception. It was also wonderful that her Kickstarter for here and Abby Epstein’s new project Sweetening The Pill was a success!
— Ricki Lake (@RickiLake) July 1, 2015
Q1 @RickiLake Describe yourself in 140 characters?
A1: I would describe myself as a mother, actress, filmmaker, former talk show host, advocate, and all around fun gal. 😉
Q2 @RickiLake Of all your accomplishments, what are you most proud of? via @KimGarst
A2: Obviously my 2 sons are my greatest accomplishments. After that, The Business of Being Born has been my most fulfilling project to date. #Hairspray didn’t suck either 😉
Q3 @RickiLake If I gave you a brainwashing machine who would you use it on? via @LouPizarro
A3: Hmm.. I’m not so interested in brainwashing, I’m more about educating & learning from all our different brains
Q4 @RickiLake What did you learn about the business that most surprised you during Hairspray?? via @teeco71
A4 3 great pieces of advice from Mr. John Waters
1) always stay humble
2) stay true to yourself
3) never believe the good press or then you must believe the bad
Thanks to John Waters, I have managed to stay pretty grounded all these years.
Q5 @RickiLake I admire the work Ricki&Abby Films has done w/BOBB series – what legacy do you hope these leave behind?? via @blogomomma
A5 My hope is 2 educate young women long b4 they R family planning abt their options when it comes 2 their births. I am proud to say #BOBB is currently being taught in colleges & universities all over the country. I am Pro-informed choice.
Q6 @RickiLake what provoked you to explore the field of women’s health? via @tierabolt
A6 Honestly 9/11. After watching that day unfold firsthand in NYC, I was inspired… … to do something meaningful where I could hopefully make a difference and help women.
Q7 @RickiLake Is there one particular moment you knew ‘this is what I want to do with my life”? via @kimberlyeowens
A7 YES! Seeing #Annie on#Broadway at 6 yrs old was the exact moment I knew I wanted to be a performer
Q8 @RickiLake What is something most people would be surprised to learn about you? Even close friends? via @DonnaDerrico
A8 Hmmmmm… How about I just started eating avocadoes last July? And Now I love them! Thx to my pal @foxyfleet
Q9 @RickiLake What’s the most epic moment of your career so far? The Moment you went WOW? via @brittwv
A9 There have been so many amazing pinch me moments. #Hairspray premiere in #Baltimore in 1988. The premiere of #BOBB @TribecaFilmFestwas a night I won’t forget, Winning the Emmy 4 my talk show was un-freakin-believable
Q10 @RickiLake what is the best mistake you ever made? via @MarcyMassura
A10 Losing my 1st house to foreclosure when I was 20 was by far the best mistake I ever made
Q11 @RickiLake what project/charity that you’ve worked on, was the closest to your heart? via @shootinthedirt
A11 The @jacarandaF is a school in Malawi for #AIDS orphans that I have been supporting 4 10 years. @CNNHeroes
Q12 @RickiLake Is there anything we haven’t asked you about you that you think fans would want to know about you?
A12 I’m pretty much an open book, what you see is what you get. I describe myself at the unfamous famous person.
— Ricki Lake (@RickiLake) July 1, 2015
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