Melissa Francis on Her Memoir
FBN’s Melissa Francis on her new book, “Diary of a Stage Mother’s Daughter”.
- Duration 9:01
- Date Nov 13, 2012
FBN’s Melissa Francis on her new book, “Diary of a Stage Mother’s Daughter”.
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You have Melissa Francis on it and she you know she's an electrician an -- Now -- that her makeup people.
Feel compelled to tell -- for whatever reason -- -- yours.
Lebanon all -- people they liked or -- they're in charge of that -- let's say like Q which is a good time so.
By paid them sound you this morning -- -- finance slipped trees a little something just make sure she could sort of body Europe before I came out here site plan ahead -- -- we've learned from the yeah so your book and our analyst -- mother's daughter.
Well I don't know everybody and your reads and 24 hours it's I don't ET TU -- -- I read every word myself -- like you know half the people like command here peddling books.
When I grow up I wanna be a writer said this this was my foray into it did go to Harvard an -- and that's true you know I mean there are two ways out of Hollywood either go to promises -- -- got -- -- -- -- tough call sonus also Sousa -- your mother.
No it's now mean.
You know it's it's harder for Motorola yes right I -- I you know I obviously -- pathological need to be on television and right now I'm.
A glut in fort tensions -- started out the stars back -- -- Figures all right.
Well actually it's stars and I was less than a year old I was in my first commercial and I president Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo commercial and that sort of kicked off the whole thing so wasn't a conscious decision -- -- porno outage now -- pleasant Ramona.
That's right there -- did you -- little tolerance.
I I lived in the valley I don't usually a -- and -- confident about best guess I can barely do it anymore me yes I was in valley girl and I -- went on auditions all the time in and -- the whole Hollywood figures you know mile away as you know -- -- hairdresser.
You do hair on TV if you paint you paints at you know -- everybody's involved in the industry somehow and so were we.
So you didn't want to be in showbiz vessels and resentment are conscious decision.
Additionally I didn't make the decision but I did love it.
And I think that I did I mean once again nice thing you nominate Clinton or attention eager to get kids to cooperate and be successful on TV there's a lot of bribery that goes into that I mean there's a lot of cajoling.
We need you've got to get these kids to go -- and cooperates and they especially on a show like little house in the prairie which is probably that thing that I'm best known for.
You know they had it down to a science how to keep everybody working in happy and and you know I don't know summer yeah Karl on the -- I I had dinner -- Melissa Gilbert the other night.
And as she was -- about how.
It was a well oiled machine and when it was time to come in and work it was no joke you know Michael Landon expected you'd be there beyond time beyond -- -- Know your lines and he did not put up with anything else there -- -- arms sales and about an analyst at the bottom up.
I'm out I'm certain there was lots of that but you know I mean you could see the picture as eight years old so army -- -- it'll necessarily aware well I think -- I was unaware necessarily what was going -- But -- three everyone else's.
Well I mean I read Melissa Gilbert's book and it seems like there was tons going -- -- -- -- missed out on one about Melissa ocean and sort of she you know -- Rob -- at the time -- -- -- So very handsome.
Rob Lowe and how we had in my General Electric model he's.
About -- like Germany other young government most tolerant people are -- -- -- they're not anymore -- anybody else.
Our total bolstered -- Melissa Gilbert's Melissa France's slowed -- I'm Bernard barker is entitled direct -- and his mother's daughter so -- Hezbollah or your mom that's right I'm sure it was a lot derail -- -- description tomorrow.
She Hollywood version of a tiger mom that's that's more or Libor wanted but it was you know -- -- you know that -- Monday intensely -- driven and mom who accepts nothing less than perfection Brian dedicates -- time.
Sued driving on additions you know -- getting coaches tutors.
Haircuts tap lessons the whole thing really pores all over time and energy.
We are machine you know I mean -- it's a lot of it was positive and happy but.
In the end I think when that child becomes an adults and starts to have their own identity wants to break away from the intense control that -- -- problem comes.
-- -- -- thinks.
Did you ever -- usually -- sure portion.
-- are wondering -- What happens especially when I was when I was doing well yeah it was more about.
I don't know whether -- -- -- not she's.
-- -- -- to the end of the book.
Because it ends in a shocking and explosive way.
You'll realize that she did not love me or my sister only conclusion I came to be you have to get all the way to the end -- yeah well.
Shocking and on the seasonally.
We haven't it again this happens the end of the book when everything explodes and shocking and explosive way that you should really read your way all the way TL RY and -- -- point.
I we sort of the relationship ended and how does your right.
I -- -- because.
I have two boys and her two and six and my six year old son asked me if my husband's mother was his -- And it was my moms are it was mine and I said it all -- you know he was wondering where my mother is all that weight Rommel yeah.
And -- I didn't -- answer for.
And I realize what did you from all of us on well what did you just tell -- -- Shahzad however -- our sources is his.
Well yeah no I am all -- it because I thought that there is actually.
A lesson in -- somewhere in that.
You know that is other people -- read the book and said to me.
I had a similar childhood I had this -- it turns out there's nothing similar about their story at all but what they identify which is the idea they've been through something horrific.
And come out the other side and said I choose a different life I choose to be happy I choose to break this cycle.
And that's what people identify with and it's not.
That's a fairly Asian about a I didn't.
That's a fairly common story not just involving.
Your parents and as a Hollywood yeah parents and parents and kids who play soccer kids' urine.
My kids and I don't know rodeo on taxes.
Or record we're -- dollar America where it.
To withdraw your parents like just some of baseball parents -- Notably low against some of these national around us you follow Obama to say about solar to your parents can I'm C and I mean it's remembrance.
District nine some of -- -- -- but I can be.
The other ready -- parents all -- I've seen I've seen father's scream -- -- if you're mrs.
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Tough governments and -- personal contact your -- Well listen I don't know ounce I'm sorry to hear.
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I can't think -- -- found actually mine.
While there aren't people who don't talk to him one that's true.
Yeah zone and Japan and -- over -- news that's over nothing.
Well in the end of this book it's not over nothing but or Paris Amsterdam brutalized if you are -- now.
Moody's seed -- and -- can answer that question -- -- I don't know I don't we're going to be entered to these questions okay Grasso right -- -- one important way our.
Now yes yes so it's about bets this is horrible it's not a horrible because you you you come out the other end and I'd rather go to Taylor concert -- -- sort of the problem and it's it's a it's a good an entertaining and us and we need to study and.
It will be unless it will be uplifting I promise you gotta get all the way to market but it's it's definitely -- because you know me right you said.
People here in the building like me I have a happy family you know I beloved husband I have two beautiful sons.
And I've I've picked up my life in and moved on to place where I feel good and happy and I've broken at a family cycle and I think that's what you take away from that is deficit now is -- wise I've broken a famous.
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Woman thank you very accessible.
In law anyone think somebody -- background one commonly will make you think you revered jerk but you're anything about it.
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That's a bit older book does -- but I'm not -- -- -- -- It's a money -- -- entertaining are rallying I'd rather ruthless enough money here's our challenge here's my challenge soft spot two pages read two pages and it doesn't get that does for everyone out there are 32 pages -- you don't like it send me the receipt.
I we'll refund your money is Bruce -- pages sucked UN Melissa Francis.