By Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, Dec 29, 2010 12:10 PM
A few days before Christmas last year, I cheekily signed off an email to family and friends, “I’ve got a date with Robert Downey, Jr. on Christmas day.”
My mother was pleased to hear that I was going to be with friends on Christmas day since I could not go home, and she asked my brother if he knew anything about my new friend, Robert Downey, Jr.
My brother told her that Robert Downey, Jr. was an actor.
My mother worried about the low income and job insecurity of actors.