In the course of three years Dee Wallace was chased by werewolves (in Joe Dante's "The Howling"), befriended by an endearing space alien (in Steven Spielberg's blockbuster "E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial"), and stalked by a rabid St. Bernard (in the Stephen King adaptation of "Cujo" directed by Lewis Teague).
Some other great performances before and after, in motion pictures and television alike, have made her one of the most versatile (and recognizable) actresses around, including a chilling turn as the crazy girlfriend of a very grim reaper (in Peter Jackson's "The Frighteners").
Here is a short but sweet interview with the one and only… Dee Wallace.
When did you first get interested in acting?
How did the opportunity to star in "E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial" come about?
Working on "E.T.", did you have any idea about how big the project would end up – i.e. did you know this was something very special while filming?
In two films, "E.T." and "Cujo", you worked with some great young actors… Do you enjoy working with children?
How long did it take to shoot the prolonged ending of "Cujo"?
In "The Frighteners" you play a psycho who, at first, seems like an innocent victim… Were there any influences you drew upon in playing this multi-dimensional character?
In "The Frighteners" you and Jake Busey are a match made in hell – literally... How was it working with Jake?
About how long did it take to get the makeup applied for the finale of THE HOWLING?
Acting or reacting to something that isn't there or isn't real: a blue-screen, a mechanical alien, or an unseen monster (or "critters")… Is this more of a
challenge than reacting to something real, like another person?
Interview by: James M. Tate
Dee Wallace has written a book titled Conscious Creation: Directing Energy to Get The Life You Want
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