I first interviewed my friend, actress Lisa London, via e-mail for the website RetroJunk about a decade or so ago. Although I’d been doing interviews for several years by that point, I was still a little rusty. I remained friends with Lisa, though, and a decade or so later, I reached out to her about doing a second interview, this time on the phone for Pop Geeks. She agreed, and we spoke recently about some of her credits from the past decade, while also approaching some of her older credits from new angles. I hope you all enjoy this follow-up interview.
Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance
Dawna Lee Heising, my newest interview subject, is a busy and versatile performer who has been acting since the 1980s. Starting with small roles in 80s cult classics like Blade Runner and My Science Project, Dawna, who is also a trained dancer, really came into her own in the 00s and has continued making a wide variety of films from comedies and dramas to action movies and horror films. We spoke about the many facets of her diverse career on Monday, October 7th. I hope you all enjoy getting to know her.
Several years ago, I asked Lisa, my good friend and fellow lover of retro pop culture, whom she would like to see me interview. She suggested Kristine DeBell. Ms. DeBell is known to film audiences for her work in projects like the classic 70s comedy Meatballs, the Jackie Chan film Battle Creek Brawl, and, more recently, interesting films like Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance and A Talking Cat?. I sent Ms. DeBell an interview request several years after Lisa suggested her, and we spoke on September 26th. I hope you all enjoy getting to know this talented actress.