What would have been Erika Smith's interview

Actress and model Erika Smith was featured here in July of 2014, in a compilation piece on the models of a prominent pin-up photographer. When I contacted Erika about a solo interview two months ago, she immediately agreed and we decided that e-mail would probably be the most convenient way to conduct it. It's also the most likely way to add another to the Incomplete Interview file, but I honestly didn't think this had a strong chance of being one.

To summarize; by mid-March, it seemed like replies to my questions didn't seem likely, and in an effort to avoid inclusion into the "Incomplete Interview" file (where we are now), an offer for a "one-question" interview was made and accepted. The one question was sent, but not replied to. Instead, Erika sent me her reasons (which were appreciated in some small way and had nothing to do with yours truly or this site) for ultimately deciding not to do an interview, after all.

I would thank Erika for doing no more than wasting my time, but since I am publishing my questions so they'll at least be seen, if not answered, my time wasn't entirely wasted. Enjoy the following questions Erika Smith decided not to answer.


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CHRIS CHARLES: You first came to my attention as a "James Girl" when I was doing research for my first article on pinup photographer Mike James' models. How did you first meet Mike?
ERIKA SMITH:

CHRIS: Do you have another shoot with Mike planned for the near future?
ERIKA:

CHRIS: On of my favorite photo shoots you did with Mike, was when you went to New York, dressed as Marilyn Monroe from The Seven Year Itch, and recreated her scene on top of the subway grate. Whose idea was it to do that shoot and what was that day like for you?
ERIKA:

CHRIS: Were you inspired to start doing Marilyn because people told you that you resembled her in some ways?
ERIKA:

CHRIS: Marilyn's time was long before yours, but have you ever met anyone who knew her personally and saw your tribute performance to her?
ERIKA:

CHRIS: More recently, you've been doing a Lady Gaga tribute show. Do you think Lady Gaga tributes will stand the test of time like those of performers like Marilyn or Elvis?
ERIKA:

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CHRIS: Are you considering doing a tribute act as any other iconic performer?
ERIKA:

CHRIS: So, on to your acting. I understand at 18, you moved to New York to study at the Neighborhood Playhouse. What was your very first stage role before an audience?
ERIKA:

CHRIS: You first film role was as Gyna in Hotties, correct?
ERIKA:

CHRIS: You worked with a couple of fellow James Girls, Rachael Robbins and Tina Krause, in Sean Weathers' The Fappening. What was making that one like for you?
ERIKA:

CHRIS: You and Rachael are pretty close and co-wrote a comedy entitled Room for Rent. Please tell me about that.
ERIKA:

CHRIS: What are some other projects you and Rachael have been involved with together? (Editor's Note: Info on Screen Sirens, and their Thanksgiving performance at Hope Lodge, was what I was prompting for here.)
ERIKA:
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CHRIS: I see your latest project is entitled The Unhappy Jester, which was recently announced. What can you tell me about that one and your character, at this point?
ERIKA:

CHRIS: Thus far, what's been the film role you've had the most fun with? (Editor's Note: My guess is that it was in Splatter Beach.)
ERIKA:

CHRIS: You also sing and play the ukulele. How long have you played and what inspired you to pick it up?
ERIKA:

CHRIS: Do you know "Tiptoe Through the Tulips"? (Editor's Note: If she didn't, I would have put in a request for her learn and perform it sometime.)
ERIKA:

CHRIS: You "day job" is as a barber, or more accurately, a hairstylist. I've noticed you've taken photos of some of your clients with, let's say, "nontraditional" hairstyles. What have been some of the more outrageous hairstyles you've done?
ERIKA:

CHRIS: Are many of your clients also fans of yours?
ERIKA:

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CHRIS: Do you have any skills hobbies or talents most people don't know about?
ERIKA:

CHRIS: Last summer, you were approached by some young guy on a subway platform, who asked you a derogatorily question, based on you being young, attractive, and dressed in light, summer attire, as it was hot that day. You decided to confront him about his remark and record it, which you subsequently uploaded to social media. What was some of the feedback you got from that like? (Editor's Note: I knew there was a lot of positive reaction to the video, but I wondered of there was any negative.)
ERIKA:

CHRIS: With that, I'll thank you again for doing this Erika. In closing, do you have any shout-outs to anyone?
ERIKA:




Two photos of Erika would have gone above and some info on them would have gone here.

Two photos of Erika would have gone above and some info on them would have gone here.

video
Erika's demo reel, a clip, or a trailer featuring her would have gone
above. Instead, enjoy this 5-second SMPTE test pattern.

Links to Erika's websites would have gone below.

3 comments :

  1. Here is where my comment would have been if this interview had panned out.

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    1. ....and this would have been my reply to you, had you commented on her interview if it had panned out.

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  2. I would have asked her how she got in to such a tight dress.

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