Monday, June 18, 2007

So Sayeth Lady Rushdie

Possums, to celebrate our hostess’s ascension from mere Padma Lakshmi, 28th Most Beautiful Lady in the World, to Padma, Lady Rushdie, we are inaugurating an occasional feature, “So Sayeth Lady Rushdie,” to share with you a few of the memorable pearls of wisdom fallen from Her Ladyship’s rather fetching mouth (and which we found on Her Ladyship’s website).

Without further ado, dixit Padma:

“There’s nothing useful about being married to [Sir Salman Rushdie], though. I think it works against me. I do have it easy in that I can take business class instead of coach, but I would have that if I was married to anybody.”

“In fact, I’d have to be really dumb to think that being with a writer was going to help with an acting career. I live in America. They don't give a shit about that stuff.”

“Dude, sometimes I try to say I shouldn’t go to things [parties] with him [Sir Salman] but ... I'm fucked if I do and fucked if I don’t.”


--The London Sunday Times, April 2, 2006

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

She should be crowned the potty mouth princess.....did she REALLY say that on her website??

Ms. Place said...

I doubt it. But I bet she thought it.

Ms. Place said...

Then again, I've been known to be wrong. :)

Jon said...

Can Top Chef please run 12 months a years so we don't have to be treated for ABWS (Amuse Biatch Withdrawal Syndrome) in the off-season?

Melanie said...

I couldn't find the quotes on her website, but she really did say them to the Times reporter (which I find surprising). Here's the address for the Times article of 4/2/06: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/article700941.ece

Melanie said...

I did find a link to the Times article on her website--on the press page: http://www.padmalakshmi.com/padma_lakshmi_press.htm

CharmingDinnerGuest said...

And now we know why titles mean so little. Elegance diminishes as she speaks.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone noticed the similarity between Dame Jade Goody and Sir Salmon?

Both have brought a lot of money to media interests, both get death threats, both induce burning protests in ex-colonies, both went to elite universities, both get considerable coverage of what they do in public, both have interesting "partners", both have rudely challenged "sacred cows".