I go back a long way with my next interview subject’s work. I first saw Joanna Cassidy in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, which I saw at the age of 5 with my family at a drive-in double feature with Big Top Pee-wee. Ms. Cassidy’s work in Who Framed Roger Rabbit as Dolores really made an impact on me. As I grew older and my 80s fandom blossomed, I would see her work in movies as diverse as Blade Runner, Under Fire and Club Paradise, and find her to be a unique and outstanding presence in each film. I met Ms. Cassidy at the Chiller Theatre convention in April of 2018, as shown in the cover photo, and it was great to meet her. I’d always hoped to interview Joanna, and last month she took some time to speak to me about her long and wide-ranging career. I hope you all enjoy reading this interview.
Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead
I first interviewed Kimmy Robertson in 2016, and ever since then, we’ve regularly exchanged texts and had conversations with each other. Kimmy has become a very good friend of mine, and an ally to turn to when I’m experiencing dark times. For all we covered in our initial interview, there was a lot that we didn’t have the chance to discuss, and one topic that couldn’t be talked about due to secrecy at the time. I knew that Take 2 had to happen, so we talked on Monday, March 18th about a whole new array of topics.