The idea of purpose never seems to far from Hall’s mind. Just the smallest thing would have her spin off into thoughts about what her life, and life in general, really means. Her take on life was refreshing — especially when put into the context of her career, which almost demands that one carry themselves in a very egocentric way. But not Hall.
In fact, it felt like the exact opposite applied to the Washington, D.C., native, as the travails of life, and the perspective of years in the industry had caused her to understand that life’s truest meaning for her was found well outside the walls of Hollywood.
“When you’re up close and personal with Hollywood, you realize that it’s hard for everyone, and that people are going through the same things that you are,” she confessed. “At the end of the day, people are just people, and we will all return to dust one day. God is no respector of person, so while Hollywood is great, it just is what it is.
“I mean, when you really think about it, we have control over so little … Hollywood stars included. People may think that we have control over everything, but then your eyes blink, and your blood circulates … the divine power that holds everything together — that makes the sun rise, the stars glisten, and the tides flow — when you think about all of that, then you just have to know that there is something bigger than you. The blessing in being able to have faith in that helps to make sense of life even when it doesn’t.”