I was an early crowdfunder for the documentary Valerie, a film about Oscar-nominated actress Valerie Perrine that was directed by her good friend, Stacey Souther. The film is a touching piece about Valerie’s journey from Vegas showgirl to acclaimed actress, as well as her current health issues. I recently reached out to Mr. Souther about the possibility of having him and Valerie answer some questions about the documentary, and through e-mail, the both of them did. Before you purchase Valerie, here are some stories from both Mr. Souther and Ms. Perrine about what went into the documentary, as well as memorable stories from the both of them.
My next interview subject and I have some history. In 2006, Jack O’Halloran, who you’ll remember from his role as Non in the first two Superman films with Christopher Reeve, joined a forum I was a member of and answered three questions apiece from users of the site. I asked him three questions, and in a way, Mr. O’Halloran’s coming to that forum inspired me towards my own interviews.