Thursday, October 21, 2021

Adrienne Houghton’s Embarrassing Childhood Story Actually Led Her To Her Successful Career Path – WATCH

Today on “The Real,” co-host Adrienne Houghton shares a story about being teased as a child that may have led her on the career path she is on these days.

Adrienne Houghton: As a child growing up in somewhat poverty, I was broke growing up. I didn’t have toys, I didn’t have an X-Box, I didn’t have Sony, I didn’t have any of those things, and I had a father who was an immigrant who didn’t speak English. And a lot of people made fun of that growing up. I remember inviting kids over from school, and, like I said, I had no interesting toys to play with. So my dad would watch the TV – he could read and write English, but watching TV sometimes it was hard to understand – so I grew up with closed captions – I called them “subtitles” – on the screen at all times. And I knew that I wanted to do something in entertainment – I was in every church play – I wanted to be the actress, you know. So I had never seen or known anybody who had done professional acting – I’d never seen a script in my life – I didn’t even know how to get one – but I knew that – oh crap – the words come up on the screen and that’s the script! So for me, a fun pastime was having friends over and being like, “All right, when it comes up it says, ‘Meg’ and I’m Brian! You read Meg and I’ll read Brian!”

[EDIT]

Adrienne: I invited this kid over and they ended up telling everyone in my school, “Don’t go to Adrienne’s house; she’s super weird. Her parents don’t speak English and she’s gonna make you read the TV for fun.”

All: Ohh!!!

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Adrienne & The Real crew

Adrienne: And I cried so bad about that, like to me that was so heartbreaking and I would invite kids and they’d be like, “No, you’re gonna make me read the TV!” And… later on in life, I got a job like this, and I got an incredible compliment from a producer once that said, “Man. Why is it when you’re reading the prompter, it never looks like you’re reading the prompter?” And I said, “God – you are so good!”

[The Real audience applauds]

Adrienne: Baby! I’ve been reading the prompter since I was eight and I didn’t even know it!

[EDIT]

Adrienne: If we can instill that in our children to recognize – yo, whatever that thing is – the things that you think are holding you back that people make fun of you for – trust and believe that is God setting you up, that’s preparation for what you’re intended to be.

[The Real audience applauds]

 

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