How old are you?
38 – old enough to have learned the hard way that it’s a bad idea to hook up with a woman who is not right for me.
Describe what you look like?
A woman’s pirate-fantasy in the flesh. Think Errol Flynn only better looking, my face more chiseled, with greater muscle definition and hot six-pack abs included – basically, women don’t seem to have any complaints about my appearance.
What is people’s first impression of you?
Playboy all the way, awe-inspiring but for the life of me I can’t figure out why. Guys want to be me and women throw themselves at me. I’m just a man who puts his pants on one leg at a time like everyone else.
Name three of your favorite things.
I love my job, can’t wait for the next great script, spending time with my family – even my quirky Mom who can’t understand why I’m not married and giving her grandchildren – and yes someday I’d like to give her those grandkids. Oh, and before I forget, I love the fact that I can pick and choose my parts now that I’m considered a ‘somebody.’
Name three things that tick you off.
People who pretend they like me but really want to be with me so I can do something for them. I hate being used. Unfortunately it goes with the territory. I’ve learned to live with it and the suspicion about people’s motives that creates.
What is your relationship status?
Divorced – man that took me down a few notches. Apparently I’m not every woman’s dream. The experience made me cautious. I definitely plan to look before I leap the next time – and I’m sure there will be a next time, especially after I met that luscious, adorable, little redhead the other day.
What is your best memory to date?
The day I got my first acting job. What a trip that was! It was just a bit part but it was my chance to prove I had what it takes to be a star. Of course, in those days, I thought it was all about being a star, hitting the big time. Luckily my family and my best friend, Pete, never let my head get too big and kept me grounded.
What is your worst memory?
The day I realized that I was hurting Barbara, my ex, and knew she could never live in my world and I couldn’t live in hers. I don’t like failing and you can’t fail bigger than having your marriage end in divorce. I believe in ‘till death do us part’ and I really messed it up.
Describe a typical Friday night.
Attending a charity or industry function with a gorgeous woman on my arm – maybe on each arm since I need to keep up appearances. But if you really want the truth, I prefer a quiet evening at home with a few friends – no fans, no paparazzi – just being a regular guy.
What is your drink of choice?
Tequila, straight up – no salt, no lime but I tend to drink wine when I’m with the ladies.
What is your favorite food?
I was born and raised in Boston so I still crave a steaming bowl of clam chowder and if I’m anywhere near fresh-cooked fish & chips, I’m in heaven.
What is your favorite song?
I know this is going to surprise people, but I like jazz. Put on a Miles Davis or John Coltrane album and let me soar. Although I can also get lost listening to Billie Holiday or Sarah Vaughn. Their smoky voices dig into a deep part of my soul and stay a while.
What do you like to do in your free time?
The sea has always fascinated my so I like long walks along the beach. Never got into sailing – it just wasn’t something a poor boy from Southie ever dreamed of doing – but walking along the shore or fishing off the pier – that I could do.
What was your first impression of Julia?
She was crawling out from underneath a car so the first thing I saw was a well-toned butt and legs that went on for miles. That caught my attention. Then she stood up and turned around and all I could think was – stunning. I know this sounds a little cliché, but her hair reflected the fire of the sun and her green eyes sparkled like emeralds. It was in those eyes, though, that I saw the sweetness and vulnerability – paired with a fierce determination – that flattened my like a steam roller.
What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?
Am I more than a pretty face? Am I enough or just a hollow shell? The constant praise and adulation can get to you and can make you forget who you are. I don’t want to lose myself, forget who I am as a person.
Jason MacKenzie is a sexy movie star – the kind of man that makes women drool as they spend time pouring over the latest tabloids to find out what he’s up to. “Julia’s Star” is where the lifestyles of the rich and famous meets small-town girl. In case you’re wondering, culture shock sets in as the two work to find a way to meld their two worlds into one satisfying whole. Thankfully, Jason is a man of many layers – sex appeal by the boat load, money and fame galore, but also has a definite soft spot for a sexy widow and her three amazing children who live in rural California. Instead of me extoling his virtues, let’s let Jason answer some of our questions in his own words:
Bonnie Phelps, Author
Meet Jason MacKenzie from "Julia's Star"