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MTV Arena
December 22, 1994


OnlineHost: MTV Online welcomes tonight's guests, Juliana Hatfield and Claire Danes.
OnlineHost: Welcome to the MTV Arena, Claire...
ClaireDnes: Hey there everybody!
OnlineHost: Welcome all, let's get rolling...
JHatfield1: Hi, all.
Mtvmail: Candlebox
Question: Claire, how did you get the role of Angela?
ClaireDnes: I auditioned just like any other role
Mtvmail: Candlebox
Question: is Jared Leto agood kisser?
JHatfield1: I don't know
ClaireDnes: Ummm... yeah, he's a great guy
Mtvmail: Wiggie
Question: Julianna....Why did you decide to hold the concert last year in Baltimore when so few people could attend due to the ICE storm?? When are ya coming back....missed ya and hope to see ya in concert again....WiggieBG
ClaireDnes: I'm excited to be talking to you all
JHatfield1: I never cancel shows. I wanted to play for the people who could make it, you know?
MTVee1: YeeGF
Question: When is your new album comming out?
JHatfield1: The new record comes out in March.
Mtvmail: EhawkeFan
Question: Claire, was a fun to work with Winona Ryder?
ClaireDnes: Yeah, she's really neat - I have such respect for her
MTVee1: GerTheBea
Question: Holly Hoffmann (my daughter heard a rumor) that MSL may be cancelled--wants to know how to save it. Who to write to?
ClaireDnes: You know - I don't know the adress off hand but my Mom is running to find the adress right
Mtvmail: Bugpup
Question: Juliana, do you miss the Blake Babies? (Tell Dave Snow hello from Jeff Robinson)
JHatfield1: I miss Freda and John a lot but breaking up the band was the right thing to do. gotta move on
Question: claire what's it like to kiss jared leto??? hate to sound like a teeny bopper, but WOW!!
JHatfield1: Who are you.
ClaireDnes: You know, I bet half the questions I get tonight will be about Jared... he's a lot more th
JHatfield1: Jeff Robinson
ClaireDnes: an a good kisser
MTVee1: MKWallace
Question: Claire, I am constantly blown away by the quality of the show. When (not if) it continues, will more of the characters narrate an episode, like the one when Brian narrated? (Mary Wallace)
ClaireDnes: Yeah - I actually liked that idea also. I think it's fun to float around different people's heads
MTVee1: EHawkeFan
Question: Claire, we love you!!!
ClaireDnes: Ahhh. That makes me feel good
Mtvmail: Celticgur
Question: How long has Juliana been playing guitar and has she always been comfortable singing?
JHatfield1: I had my first gtr lessons at age ten or so. but then gace it up for a while until high school. It took me a real long time to learn how to use my voice. I'm still sometimes uncomfortable
MTVee1: Babafooey
Question: Claire, would you ever go on Howard Stern?
ClaireDnes: I've never listened to his show - or seen it on t.v. - I'm doing my first night time show week on the John Stewart Show
MTVee1: EHawkeFan
Question: Claire, how long have you been acting?
ClaireDnes: I danced as a little girl and did sort of artsy-fartsy off- off B'way things - but I did my first student film when I was 11 and found out about film. I fell in love and was hooked
MTVee1: FY6001
Question: Claire, aren't you staring in the new movie, Little Women???
ClaireDnes: NO, Winona's the lead - but I play one of the 4 sisters - I'ts a great movie - I'd certainly pay 7.50 to go see it
OnlineHost: If you'd like to Keep MSCL on the air, write to this address: MY SO CALLED LIFE ABC PUBLIC RELATIONS 2040 AVE OF STARS LOS ANGELES, CA 90067
Mtvmail: Johnsk433
Question: Does Juliana have an e-mail address?
JHatfield1: I don't know if I want to answer that . Let me think for a minute.
ClaireDnes: Juliana - I just want to say it was so much fun to have you be a part of the show for a li
Mtvmail: JoshShea
Question: I have a question for Julianna. I caught you at the Cambridge Side Gallery in Cambridge Mass this September. Afterward, they took you away on a boat. Where did they take you?
JHatfield1: They took me to the dungeon.
ClaireDnes: ttle while. I just saw the episode for the first time last night and you were great in it.
MTVee1: Brettster
Question: Juliana, will we see you on TV in the future?
ClaireDnes: The song you wrote for it is amazing. One of my favorites this year.
JHatfield1: My band will probly be on tv next year but I don't have any other "acting" jobs coming up
Mtvmail: WTB777
Question: Claire, Many people think you're the best young actress to come along since Jodie and Winona. Do you feel any pressure with all this attention paid to your skills at such an early age?
JHatfield1: Claire, it was MY huge pleasure working with you on the show. You are a humunguos talent and a sweetie
ClaireDnes: Oh... it's an honor to be so well recieved. And, yeah, it's hard to work after you've just gotten some praise- sometimes the good reviews are almost as scary as the bad one's. But I just have to focus on the acting and trust that if I stick to my thing everything will work out
MTVee1: LICFRD422
Question: Juliana, what songs do you perform on the show?
JHatfield1: I perform a song called "Make it Home", which I wrote for tonight's episode. It will be on the "MSCL" soundtrack which comes out in Jan.
Mtvmail: JGalecpa
Question: Claire, There seems to always be a symetry in stories: what happens to the younger crowd seems to be happening to the older ones too. What kind of input do the characteres have with the writers?
ClaireDnes: The writers pretty much decide what the story lines are gonna be - but they are open to ideas from us thespians
MTVee1: Awmitchel
Question: Are you like Angela?
ClaireDnes: Yes and No - I still wonder how similar our personalities actually are- obviously I have to relate to her in order to live in her shoes
Mtvmail: Fellowtre
Question: Am I the oldest one here? I'm 33 and a MSCL fan
ClaireDnes: Good - we want a diverse audiance!
MTVee1: Neiss
Question: Jules: When's the new album/tour due?
JHatfield1: album is called "Only Everything" and it comes out in late March. don't have tour dates yet.
MTVee1: DanteRoo
Question: Claire, was your hair blondish-brown before the show and you dyed it afterward, or what? You look great as a red-head.
ClaireDnes: Oh - thanks - we're trying to go back to my natural color now - whatever that may be
MTVee1: KcGym
Question: What type of music do you listen to (Claire Daines)
ClaireDnes: Lots of different stuff - I'm not to into heavy metal or love song - pop - ballady sort of things. BUt I like some alternative - some rap - some jazz, blues - Aritha Franklin is my fave female singer
Mtvmail: Cacodemon
Question: Hi Claire, how do you like this computer online crap?
ClaireDnes: This is fun man - typing is a blast - and I love hearing what audiances have to say feedback is great
Mtvmail: Shelds1DE
Question: Juliana; Do you still keep in tuch with Steamie Gregg? I enjoyed your concert in Philadelphia 1.5 years ago; regards, Julie Sandler
JHatfield1: Oh my God. Hi Julie! I was thinking about you and Steamie and Charlie Capp and Will Youngs last night I swear to god! How is it going? You can't answer me maybe right now but no hard feelings ok? E-mail me to this screen name if you want, Julie
MTVee1: PeaceKin asks Juliana and Claire,
Question: Where do you like to live more, LA or NY?
ClaireDnes: Right now I'm living in LA mostly. I just got in to N.Y.C a few hours ago - there's no place like home
JHatfield1: I like New York more. L.A. bugs me out if I stay there too long. It is fun to visit, though.
Mtvmail: CoraYme
Question: Being 15 myself, I was wondering how you can juggle school and your career?
ClaireDnes: It's difficult. My hours on the set are strictly regulated 'cause I'm a minor - % hrs. in front of camera, 3 hrs. in school (a room with a tutor), 1 hr. rest and recreation and a half hour of lunch. And there not in blocks of time - they are split up into different like 20 minute incriments. I go from a crying scene to studying geometry and vice verca all day Its hard to focus.
Mtvmail: TishG1033
Question: what is tonight's episode about?
JHatfield1: It's about Rickie and hom
JHatfield1: and home and what is home and
ClaireDnes: Um - Rickies thrown out of his house cause his father dissapproaves of him being gay - and
JHatfield1: it's gonna be reall moving.
ClaireDnes: doesn't tell any of his friends about it. Angela finds out though that he's living in a wherehouse where other homeless kids stay. It's a real revelation for her - to understand that there are kids who don't have places to sleep at night. It ties into the whole spirit of xmas. Juliana plays a runaway
JHatfield1: I play a homeless girl who sort of watches over Rickie
JHatfield1: Claire, what happened with that guy Gary who was in "Family"? Wasn't he gonna be on the show 2 night?
ClaireDnes: Gary? I'm a little young to be familliar with "Family". Sorry. I could ask though
OnlineHost: Be sure to tune into ABC at 8pm(EST) for the Christmas episode of 'My So Called Life'.....
Mtvmail: msg Be sure to tune into ABC at 8pm(EST) for the Christmas episode of 'My So Called Life'.....
MTVee1: NoseMilk
Question: I heard that this week's show will be the last. is this true? and if so, are there any other shows that were produced that won't be aired?
JHatfield1: DON't you remember ---Kristy Mc Nichol??
JHatfield1: Hey, brothers and sisters--get ready to turn on your tvs
ClaireDnes: No, no, no... there are plenty of other fun filled episodes. We stop airing (we don't know for how long) at the end of Jan.
MTVee1: Cassidy95
Question: Juliana, we saw Antennae open up for Jellyfish about a year and a half ago, what do you think of their stuff? by the way i still have this handwritten note from you that you sent to me with a blake babies lp back when i was a music director in 88 i cherish it
JHatfield1: There are only 1000 copies of that record. J
JHatfield1: Antenna are great
Mtvmail: JGalecpa
Question: Claire, on the show you come from a small nuclear family. How does your own compare?
ClaireDnes: I live with my very cool parents who have been married for like 27 years (I feel lucky) and my 22 yr. old bro. is in Liberia in Africa right now working for Unicef. I miss him a lo
Mtvmail: KevinS987
Question: Juliana what enspires you when you write your music? Example Sister you dont have one.
JHatfield1: I am inspired by books, movies, nature, people I know and also strangers also I get inspired to write when I see a band that moves me for example, after I saw Sunny Day Real Estate play for the first time, I ran home and wrote 2 songs
Mtvmail: Neiss
Question: J: I saw you at "summerstage" in NYC last July (amidst a huge rainstorm) and you read to us wet, bedraggled souls to keep us happy. What were you reading from?
JHatfield1: Someone had given me Emma Goldman's "Anarchism" a while earlier that day. That's what I was reading
MTVee1: Shelley80
Question: How many albums do you have Julianna
JHatfield1: How many do I own? sorry. I have 2 records out and one is coming in March. Also there are a bunch of Blake Babies records (My old band). I forget how many
Mtvmail: Mrinrman
Question: Claire, I understand you're a ballerina, how long have you been doing it and do you think you may have a future in it???
ClaireDnes: A ballerina? No. I was a Modern dance person. No, dance was never a top priority, but it has certainly helped me with my acting. It's amazing how important body movement is in expressing emotion.
MTVee1: Gotta run, Eastcoasters Tune in NOW! to ABC, or watch @ 8PM...and also look for the upcoming Atlantic Rcds. 'Music From The TV Series My So-Called Life,'...'Music From The TV Series My So-Called Life,' avail. 1/24/95.---The soundtrack includes: Buffalo Tom, Bettie Serveert, Afghan Whigs, Daniel Johnston...and of course, Juliana Hatfield! Thanks for joining us, Happy Holidays, Claire and Juliana.
JHatfield1: You can e-mail me at this screen name for a limited time (That's for the person who asked). Thanks ,
ClaireDnes: Thanks a lot everyone for chatt'n with my buddy and I. This is neat - it's so bizarre to c
JHatfield1: everyone , for hanging out. Bye, Claire. You rule.
ClaireDnes: ommunicate with out sound. But go watch the show. Yuo'll laugh, you'll cry... but no kissing tonight. Sorry. Just wait though. The romance isn't ova yet. Thanks again.
JHatfield1: The words the happy say are paltry melody.but those the silent feel are beautiful (or something)
MTVee1: Goodnite! Happy Holidays to all, thanks for stopping by.A Transcript of 2nites Arena event will be...available to download from the MTV Arena Transcript area. Laaaaaaterrrrrrrr!

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