Cindy Morgan, best known for her sexy role as "Lacey Underall" in the block busting classic "Caddyshack," has a long list of credits to her name. This intelligent beauty lights up the screen and has influenced a generation. Cindy certainly influenced my attitude towards sexuality and growing grander with every passing year in our interview together. With much wisdom to share with us, I look forward to the release of her new book.
It is my honor to welcome Cindy Morgan to The Global Townhall.
Gabrielle Reilly: From watching your interview on the biography channel, it is fantastic that you seem so entirely comfortable with your sexuality and the power you have being a gorgeous woman. How did you become so comfortable with something many women aren't quite sure how to handle in our many roles in life as also mothers, daughters etc?
Cindy Morgan: I've always fought for the right to feel comfortable with my sexuality. It's a battle that's been hard fought and hard won by women for many years.
I spent twelve years in a Catholic school system that focused on academics. Then, I went away to college during the feminist movement, and women were taught to be proud of who they were and to own their sexuality. (BTW, There's big a difference between flaunting sexuality and owning sexuality.)
When I speak about Lacey Underall, the character that I played in Caddyshack shot in 1979, it was right on the heels of an explosion of social consciousness and Lacey was very much a product of that time.
Comfortable with my sexuality? Often after a good fight to draw boundaries.
Gabrielle Reilly: I was just watching Oprah interview Raquel Welsh about aging beautifully particularly after living life a sex symbol (Raquel is 70 this year!) Although you are a loooong way from that, like me, do you think about how you are going to age? Are you planning for it in anyway?
Cindy Morgan: I like to focus on being happy and healthy. Maybe that might be more important than worrying about age. State of mind has a lot to do with a person's appearance.
And thanks to the pioneering efforts of many women who came before me, we have the right to be alive and sexual, and not to be subjugated to the kitchen or the bedroom. That load of crap went the way of the buffalo.
I let other people worry about aging. Focusing on the negative brings you there faster. (And BTW, the Baby Boomers have no intention of growing old. ;)
Gabrielle Reilly: What are you currently working on?
Cindy Morgan: Thanks for asking! I'm working on an autobiography, "From Catholic School to Caddyshack". It's about how a nice Catholic girl from Chicago ended up in arguably one of the funniest movies of all time.
I'm working feverishly to finish it. The great news is that I have wonderful behind the scenes photos to illustrate the story.
Gabrielle Reilly: Any tips on how to build such a successful career?
Cindy Morgan: It's important to be creative, resourceful, and have a good sense of self. It's also very important to have a good support group whether it's family or friends or both. Hopefully both.
Gabrielle Reilly: What is one of your favorite life philosophies that may inspire our readers?
Cindy Morgan: Business sense, common sense, and a sense of humor for myself; open mindedness and respect for others. A combination of both is important. I've also learned over time to draw boundaries when necessary.
Gabrielle Reilly: What are some of your favorite ways to spend your time?
Cindy Morgan: I love spending time with my friends and family. The simplest things in life give me the most pleasure: cooking a good meal, enjoying my friends.
I also love running on the beach. It clears my head.
Gabrielle Reilly: What does your fitness routine look like?
Cindy Morgan: Fresh air, fresh food, running, and light weight lifting.
Gabrielle Reilly: What does your diet look like?
Cindy Morgan: Fresh food is the most important to me and whenever possible organic. I prefer my own cooking: fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood primarily.
Thanks for the questions! I'm looking forward to following your site.
My web site is: www.cindymorganinfo.com , and please touch base in the future.
Gabrielle Reilly: Thanks so much Cindy, I look forward to staying in touch. All the best with your book!