A Meet and Greet with Lea Thompson

(From left) Popbuff blogger Ruchel Freibrun, Lea Thompson and Charles Freibrun
From left: Ruchel Freibrun (blogger), Lea Thompson and Charles Freibrun

You’ve seen her on TV where she played the title character in the sitcom “Caroline in the City”. She has appeared in countless ’80s movies such as “Red Dawn“, “Howard the Duck“. “Some Kind of Wonderful” and a lot more. Her movie debut was Jaws 3-D in 1983. But her most iconic role and immensely popular flick is “Back to the Future” which was the highest grossing film of 1985 according to Wikipedia. In 2014, she was one of the competitors of “Dancing with the Stars“. She finished sixth place. And speaking of the dancing, did you know Lea studied ballet at young age and was a professional ballet dancer at the age of 20 with American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company.

Lea Thompson signing autographs at the Hollywood Show - Popbuff.com
Lea Thompson signing autograph at The Hollywood Show

Lea Thompson is one of the iconic teen stars in the 80s I grew up with. I had the movie poster of “Some Kind of Wonderful” hanging up on my bedroom wall and to see her and meet her in person at the flash back pop culture convention was a truly memorable moment.

Lea Thompson talks to a fan at the Hollywood Show - Popbuff.com

I chatted with Lea at the Hollywood Show in Burbank and asked her some questions:

Ruchel: How do you find being part of this pop culture show, The Hollywood Show?
Lea: My second time at the Hollywood Show . It’s so fun. It’s so nice to be home. It’s so close to home and meet all the fans.

Ruchel: You do both directing and acting, which one do you prefer?
Lea: I like them both and I’m super grateful to be part of this business.

Ruchel: What movie you have learned a lot in terms of applying to your personal life?
Lea: Maybe Jaws 3D because I had to learn how to swim and water ski.

Ruchel: Tell us your experience with Dancing with the stars?
Lea: It was very harrowing.

Follow Lea on Instagram: @lea_thompson

Popbuff blogger Ruchel Freibrun interviews Lea Thompson
Ruchel Freibrun interviews Lea Thompson
Popbuff blogger Ruchel Freibrun interviews Lea Thompson at the Hollywood Show
Ruchel Freibrun and Lea Thompson in Burbank

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