In 1997, to mark my 15th birthday, I rented three Eddie Murphy movies from the video store. One of those movies was 48 HRS, and that film was my first exposure to my newest interview subject. Greta Blackburn played Lisa, a hostage of Ganz (James Remar), and although her role was small, it was memorable. As I grew older, I would see Ms. Blackburn in movies like Chained Heat and Yellowbeard, and then I would become familiar with Greta’s work beyond that as a model, a musician and an author. I became Facebook friends with Greta Blackburn earlier this year, and we talked earlier this Summer about her long and varied career. I hope you all enjoy getting to know this incredibly beautiful and versatile performer.
I was first introduced to my next interview subject, Shawn Weatherly, when I read the book Hit And Run, which was about the rise and fall of Jon Peters and Peter Guber at Sony. When discussing their pre-Sony career, the show OceanQuest was discussed. Shawn Weatherly was the star of that show, and as I read about her travels around the world in the ocean, I knew she would make for a fascinating interview subject. An accomplished actress, beauty queen and real estate agent, I interview Shawn about her diverse life on Tuesday, October 1st, and I hope you all enjoy getting to know her.