There is always a proverbial question put to
famous personalities- if not this field, where
would you be? Many would answer a subject or
field closely related to their present one.
But, answers from cineastes would almost always
be a high-profile and totally unrelated subject.
This is a carefully crafted PR strategy to reinforce
the image of a brainy person and not just good-looking
hunk or dumb bimbo. So, you have actors who
say they would have become professors(ha..ha),
doctors, lawyers, social activists and so on.
The women almost always rattle doctor, lawyer,
chartered accountant, pilot(?) and more recently,
civil servants. The average age of actresses
has been falling and we now have teenagers who
are barely eligible to appear for their matriculation