Destin Pfaff

Destin shares how he collects strange characters -- and his thoughts on how matchmaking them went this week.

on Sep 21, 2011

I admit it, I hang with a weird crowd. Sure Patti, Rachel, and I are top tier matchmakers –- but we also have lives outside of our "business." Patti is a great screenwriter and loves to go out and let her hair down -- leaving "Business Patti" at the office. Rachel is a talented actor, amazing mother, and live music fanatic. And me, well I’m a filmmaker (see those Sushi Girl posters in the office?), entertainer, father and --  well, random people collector. In this collection of friends I have, there is a small group of former child actors. I love 'em, but they're a strange bunch. Some of them have entitlement issues, trust issues, ego problems, and/or sexuality disorders. Why am I sharing this?

Meet Emma, my client this week. Emma was a big time British child actor who became known more for parting ways, than her acting chops. She was Britain's "Wildchild." Think Lindsay Lohan's twin sister -- but back in the day. She's a handful. . .and a hotmess. She also got married three times, the first when she was 13. . .to a guy multiple decades older than her. Yep.

She now has "her act together". . .as a pole dance instruction business owner in the Valley. Yep. 'Nuff said. (See first paragraph.)