Jason Anders: What is the most bizarre question you've been asked so far?
Lea Thompson: Oh gosh, that's hard to say. Honestly, people ask mostly nice stuff. Sometimes if they get a little personal, that's bizarre.
JA: I heard you recently filmed a pilot?
LT: Yes! It's called Uncle Nigel and it was for TBS, it's about a good cop and a bad cop - the good cop is my brother and the bad cop is my son, and they're partners.
JA: Does it make you nervous when your car hits 88 mph?
LT: (laughs) Yes.
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LT: Yes, a Gremlin that didn't work very well.
JA: How old were you when you got your first car?
LT: Sixteen, it was handed down.
JA: Do you have any phobias?
LT: Heights kinda freak me out.
JA: What was your first job?
LT: I was a ballet dancer.
JA: How old were you when you started, and do you still dance?
LT: I was ten, and I still dance.
JA: If you could star on any television show of the past, which role would you take on?
LT: One of the disposable girlfriends in the first Star Trek. I would do anything to kiss Captain Kirk.
JA: I'll be sure to send this to William Shatner. Do you make your bed in the morning?
JA: Do you play chess?
JA: Do you collect anything?
LT: Yeah, Roseville Pottery.
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LT: Write in my diary.
JA: What is the biggest purchase you made this year?
LT: My daughter's college tuition.
JA: What are three adjectives you would use to best describe your personality?
LT: Hard-working, family-oriented and animal lover.
JA: Do you have a favorite virtue?
JA: Do you have any weird habits?
LT: Making out with my bird.
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LT: A Barbie® from my brother when I was a little girl.
JA: Do you prefer hot or cold?
JA: What are your three favorite movies of all time?
LT: Harold and Maude (1971), Back to the Future (1985), and Gone With the Wind (1939).
JA: Do you prefer to work in film, theater, or television?
LT: Television - there are better parts for women.
JA: Do you have any nicknames?
JA: Where did that come from?
LT: My sister (laughs).
JA: What was your fondest memory of filming JAWS 3-D?
LT: When I got on top of the three-tier pyramid of girls. It took about two weeks of training, but it was quite a feat.
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LT: Meryl Streep, of course. Gene Hackman and Christopher Lloyd.
JA: If you had to sum up your life with just one word, which one would it be?
LT: Well that's really hard. It would have to be "Lucky."
|(Jason Anders & Lea Thompson)|