What inspired this particular post was a Facebook clip I saw a while back with Megan Good and Michael Ealy promoting their movie Intruder, on The Wendy Williams show.
What caught my attention was in that moment I realized Megan Good was a completely different person (at least from what I was currently watching) up until I can remember seeing her in films (Eve’s Bayou & Biker Boyz are just a few characters she’s played where my brain permanently stored her). I can admit, like most of us regular folk, we gossip/dissect/have an opinion about people we barely even know. Or, people we may have met at a concert, some show, whatever it is. Megan Good’s demeanor, vernacular, and just overall appearance was way different from the typical roles I’d seen her in. She’d grown. As any human being should. I had type-caste her as this promiscuous, vulgar, sexy, character.
In my opinion, celebrities are just like us, except they have way more money and are constantly in the spot light. They’re like this elite ass group of people; the never ending revolving door of cool kids in high school. Watching Megan Good talk about her life and the movie with Wendy Williams made me think, do the relationships people get into change who they are? I would say yes. Post her current husband (Devon Franklin) I can’t remember hearing or seeing anything negative and or positive about Megan Good. To see what I considered a total 360 was important. Why you ask? While celebrities may have it ‘easy’ they also are always in the spot light. They can’t do any wrong, ever. I would assume that they want what we all want, to be loved, respected and somehow make an impact on the world. Seeing how she carried herself was important because I saw her in a different light. She wasn’t the ‘same ol Megan’. I had judged and tore apart this women’s life as if I knew her personally. I had to check myself. As much as I may like her or any other celebrity, the way I look at their lives compared to mine is, if they aren’t helping me in anyway, shape or form, I shouldn’t care or be so focused on them. No shade. Clearly our paths in life were different, but it took me watching this video to just realize that much more that celebrities grow and evolve just like we do.
They have the same hurt, problems, and ‘life’ situations just at a faster pace. If there’s nothing you take away from this entire post it’s simple. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover, or what you think their story is. Know that every persons path is not meant for you; and to change. Never be the same person you were. If Megan was the same ‘Megan’ I had envisioned her as, she probably never would’ve met her husband. I could tell by watching this video she had grown as a person. That goes for any celebrity! We can’t keep assuming things about people. You know what they say when you assume. I’m sure you wouldn’t want to make an ass out of yourself.