No S*X please, I’m Greek

Another day, another film script requiring nudity. This time it’s for an unpaid short film about a young man obsessed with the girl next door. Not content with just showing a flash of nude back, the director wants the actress to bare her breasts, and possibly more. All for the…

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It’s my Birthday and I’ll smash plates if I want to!

So here I am, another year older, not necessarily wiser, and now on the wrong side of 25. According to my cheerful 17-year-old brother, my body has been deteriorating since the age of around 20, so he has informed me that in a few years time I should look thoroughly haggard.

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A visit from the Easter Bunny

Easter is my favourite time of the year. The weather is usually good, there are bank holidays galore, my birthday is around the same time, and of course, there are Creme Eggs on sale.

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A Greek Man Abroad

When you are Greek there is usually only one holiday destination on offer to you: GREECE. Or if you are Greek-Cypriot: CYPRUS. Why on earth would you want to go anywhere else? My parents honeymooned on the Greek island of Spetses – a mere hour away from the in-laws. So…

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All you need is Love!

Saint Valentine’s Day. It’s like Marmite. You either love it or you hate it. Well being a hopeless romantic, I love it…and all the chocolate that goes with it! (Usually bought by myself I might add).

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Lost in our World. Found on Blu-Ray.

The most underrated film of 2012 had to be Disney’s John Carter (which I happened to have a small part in). A year after the film’s general release, I finally got round to opening my Blu-Ray edition the other night and decided to share some stills with you.

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The Exordium

So here we are in 2013! Happy New Year to you all. After declaring to anyone who would listen that this time I would be out at a swanky bar to see in the new year, I actually ended up changing into my PJs at 11:45pm, grabbing a handful of chocolate…

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Scene Stealing in Hotel Babylon

A couple of years back I appeared in an episode of Hotel Babylon, where I was the swimmer stunt-double for the lead actress. It was an…interesting experience.

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My Top Twelve Favourite Films – because Ten isn’t enough

Someone asked me the other day what my favourite film of all time was. For a moment, my mind went blank. I panicked. I forgot every film I had ever seen. What kind of question was this? How can you only have one favourite film when there are so many different…

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Double, Double Toil and Trouble…

Fire burn and cauldron bubble… All Hallows Eve has descended upon us once again. The pumpkin has been carved, the candy bowls filled, and we now just have to sit and wait for the onslaught of trick or treating to begin.

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Success at the Altar!

Well it’s official, I have successfully made the transition from an independent, single, free-minded young woman, to a legally sanctioned female lifetime partner (not to be confused with wikipedia’s description of those who are not legally sanctioned and otherwise should be known as girlfriends, concubines or mistresses…)  

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There’s a Doll in this Cake…

I thought that I would share my amazing bridal cake with you, made by my cousin Maria Vassiliou. When I say “share”, I mean share a picture. No you can’t have a piece.

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“There are two kinds of people…

…Greeks, and everyone else who wish they was Greek.” So says the character of Gus Portokalos in the film My Big Fat Greek Wedding. And so says my father, Dimitrios Botzios.

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So you think you can act?

The ancient Greek word for an actor ὑποκριτής (hyprokrites) means literally one who interprets. Well if we interpret the word hypokrite I think we can learn a lot! Ahem.

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