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To Whom It May Concern:

I was recently interviewed and quoted in The Waltonian in a story covering Gavin Peretti’s film “Follow Thy Master.” While the article was informative and the journalist kept the integrity of the piece and my discussion with him, I am unhappy about my quotes. If someone does not specifically say something, can you still put it in quotations? In both instances where I was quoted, they were not in my own specific words.

I know this because the first quote has me saying that I started rehearsing at 3 a.m. That is entirely false. What I would have said was that we did not start filming my scenes until 3 a.m. The other quote was not directly from me either.

Whereas none of this is major, I think your journalists should be more careful when they decide to directly quote from their interview. I do not appreciate being credited with words I did not say, no matter how minor. I highly suggest each interviewer bring a tape recorder to their interviews so that they can be completely sure as to what the person actually said.

I hope you will take this into consideration.

Rachel Stephan

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