Nov 24, 2022
Dennis visits the L.A. home of actress Julie Hagerty to talk about her role in the new holiday movie A Christmas Story Christmas, which is currently streaming on HBO Max. Julie talks about how she came to be in the film, shooting in Bulgaria for three months, snatching food from her hotel to feed the local stray dogs and bonding with star and producer Peter Billingsley. Julie shares her own holiday memories of growing up in Ohio; the Baby Dear doll she desperately wanted, the holiday-time casseroles she still can’t get enough of and that time her older brother tied her to a chair on Christmas morning. She also talks about the classic comedy Airplane, which was her first movie, bonding with Robert Hays who she’s still friends with, getting special treatment from flight crews and having fans quote lines to her to this day. She also shares memories from the sets of Lost In America, What About Bob?, A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy, Just Friends, Sesame Street, A Master Builder, Adam and Steve, Family Guy, Marriage Story, Reversal of Fortune and her upcoming films The Out-Laws and Somebody I Used To Know. Other topics include: Leslie Neilsen’s fart machine, having the kind of hair they put in 70’s TV commercials, why she enjoys playing drunk and insane characters, working with the legendary French director Jacques Demy and her on-stage screw-up that happened while Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward were in the audience.