Tuesday, December 2, 2014



                                       MY INTERVIEW WITH SHARON GABET
                                                  (EX-RAVEN, EDGE OF NIGHT)

Hi Sharon!

Thank you so much for joining us on the Spiel. Congrats on the birth of your new grandchildren. Tell us about that.

I'm in Seattle as we speak with my daughter, Jasmine and her husband Mike. The twins were born at 32 weeks and have spent 5 weeks in NICU. It's been so hard on Jasmine going back and forth to the hospital to see them. One of the twins, Abigail, is coming home tomorrow! The other, Vivien, hopefully will be home Friday or Saturday. They are both about 5 1/2 lbs. So precious and sweet! I've gone to the hospital twice to help with feedings and to hold them. I was a mother-baby nurse for 10 years and can definitely help my daughter with these babies. I'm staying for a couple more weeks to help her get a routine going and teach her what I know about baby care. I wish I lived closer, but I don't know about Seattle... It's cold and wet. I'm a California girl now. 

Are you currently working on anything?

I'm finishing a play called The Night Shift about my nursing experiences and dealing with autism. I plan to submit it to a few play write festivals next year where I would get a chance work on it with actors on stage. This play will be a chapter in my next book called A Wounded Healer. It includes some fiction - short stories - and poetry. I am planning on getting certified as a Kundalini Yoga instructor to add to my Yoga certification next year. 

How would you compare the soap genre now from when you first started?

I think soap opera, as I knew it, is pretty much dead. Daytime, anyway. Night time TV has taken soap opera, put a lot of money on production values and continued the "story telling" with some wild, futuristic or horror flavors. Zombies, vampires, multiple dimensions, resurrected dead... but still our stock soap characters and relationship dramas continue.

What is your advice for up and coming actors?

Learn your craft. Go to school. Take classes and get experience. Have a way to support yourself so you aren't stressed out looking for acting work. Then know that you are special and unique and don't let anyone tell you different. Everyone gets a shot if they hang in there long enough. Be ready for your shot. You want to take it and run.

How can your fans keep in touch with you?

I have a Facebook page. Sharon Rose Gabet. I post a lot of pictures and interact with my friends.

Guilty pleasure?

I do love good red wine. Really good red wine. It can get pricey, but I savor every sip! And now it's supposed to be healthy. Dark chocolate and red wine. I could live on that.

Thank you so much again Sharon! It was certainly my pleasure to have you here!


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