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.
Sondra Currie, whom I had the great pleasure of interviewing recently, has a career that stretches back to the 1970s. Over the years, she’s appeared in a wide variety of projects, ranging from 70s cult classics like Policewomen and Mama’s Dirty Girls to guest roles on shows like Three’s Company and The Golden Girls in the 80s and Murder, She Wrote in the 90s, to playing Linda, the mother of Alan (Zach Galifnakis) in the Hangover trilogy. This is in addition to a lengthy stage career that’s seen her essay roles in classics from A Streetcar Named Desire to Death Of A Salesman.