apparently this is true. while most people are said to have doppelgangers... i have a soundalike. and it happens to be the logie winning, dancing with the stars conquering wife of lleyton hewitt. lucky me...
this isn't one of those things that a mate said to take the piss... or even a comment made by a random one night while they were off chops. i've actually been told this by about 5 different people who have never met.
the first one was the lovely neighbours casting assistant, clare, who deals with aspiring starlets on a daily basis. she knows what soap stars sound like.
when she said it to me in the kitchen everyone agreed. and they even got me to say stuff just to make sure. and when i said 'i do not sound like bec cartwright' they all nodded at each other and said 'oh yes, yes... she does, doesn't she?'
another person who said this was the lady who works in the deli at safeway on smith street. while i was ordering olives one day she said 'do you know who you sound like?'... and i said 'who?' (thinking she was going to say bec cartwright)... and she said 'that sweet little blonde girl from home and away' and i said 'bec cartwright' and she said 'yes'...... FOR SHIZ.
and then one day when i was at home a current affair came on and bec and lleyton were being interviewed about their marriage or something... and that's when i heard it. i heard that high-pitched, childlike, fast-talking squeak.... and i shuddered. that's what i sound like.
i'm not too sure what i'll do with this skill yet... not that it's a skill... more like a tragic coincidence. but it might have something to do with a call to commercial radio and an announcement of some sort. any ideas?
aside from the voice, bec and i do have something in common. we both write poems. my poems are more like song lyrics about climbing trees... or when i'm feeling a little more punk... lesbian sex beats. but bec is a true romantic and writes stuff like this:
I really don't know where to start
but I definitely know you've captured my heart,
It started that night you called me up,
to see if I'd play in the Starlight Cup
Way back then, little did we know,
That our love for one another could grow and grow,
A text message or two is what kept us in touch
And I want you to know that I love you so much
It wasn't'til late in 2004
That I received another phone call
When we decided to meet,
we went up the street for something to eat,
From that day on I've been by your side
And look at me now,
I am here as your bride!
I used to wish upon a star
that I'd meet the perfect husband
- and here you are!
You're an inspiration to so many including me,
Anyone who's ever met you can count
I'm so lucky I've found the one,
Being with you I have nothing but fun,
You are my best friend and my dream come true
And I'm so glad to be sharing all this with you
This is only the start of our dream together,
But I promise to love you until forever
I can't wait to start my life with you,
Just being together, our dreams will come true
I have no doubt I'm glad to be your wife,
And being with me is now a part of your life
I admire you for so many reasons,
I mean look at what happened at the Four Seasons!
We're about to experience the miracle of life,
but always remember I'm so proud to be your wife,
Having a family with you makes me so glad,
I know I'll never get sad,
Thanks so much for choosing me,
By sticking together we'll make a great family
Engaged and then married and now one on the way,
I'll take such good care of you every day,
It's safe to say I'll love you more and more
And marrying you today, I couldn't be more sure.
Rebecca Hewitt! I'm your wife!
I promise you one thing, stick with me and you'll have a bloody good life!
i was reciting that as you were reading it (with a natural emphasis that occurs wherever you see an exclamation mark - uncanny!)... just like bec would have read it out to lleyton on their wedding day. perhaps i will write a sequel to this poem and send lleyton a podcast... (when i'm feeling punk).
anyways, here's bec... perhaps watch 5 seconds of this if you can bare it. the kids are looking at pics of graffiti... uh oh here comes trouble: