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Kieren van den Blink on Brunstetter’s “Mine”

February 9, 2012

 

Kieren van den Blink

Bekah Brunstetter’s Mine is billed as a “universal coming of age” story and coincidentally stars Kieren van den Blink who, each day, admittedly is coming of age.

“There is this story about John Lennon that’s often told,” she says in a rapid voice, her fingers near a cup of frothy jasmine tea outside an East Hollywood coffee shop. “He was in school and the teacher asked him what he wanted to be in life and he said ‘happy.’ She said ‘you don’t understand the question’ and he said ‘you don’t understand life.’ I am a lover. I love people. That’s just how I popped out of the womb.”

Love, she adds, begets love. And success. “I think because I love so much, I generally have been quite fortunate, but it always has to start with the truth. I can’t do anything that I don’t really believe in, if I want to succeed.” Read more.

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