Interview with Helen Reddy

Helen Reddy is an known for her music and film career. In the 70’s, she placed fifteen singles in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. Three of those fifteen songs reached #1, including her signature hit “I Am Woman.” Helen also appeared in various TV shows and films such as “Airport 1975” and Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon”. Movie Mike had a brief opportunity to ask Helen a few questions about her amazing career.

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Mike Gencarelli: What was it like crossing over from music to film in “Airport 1975” which nominated you a Golden Globe?
Helen Reddy: As I had performed in theater since I was five years old and TV since I was fifteen, I wasn’t exactly ‘crossing over’ from music.

MG: “Pete’s Dragon” was your first leading role, How did it feel to star in a Disney film?
HR: It was a great thrill to star in a big Hollywood musical film. Pete’s Dragon continues to entertain children and I love that my grandchild has seen it and her children probably will too.

MG: Did you find it difficult to be working with your co-star as an invisible dragon?
HR: I only had one actual scene with the dragon and during rehearsals I worked with a latex model of his head so that I would be familiar with the dimensions during filming.

MG: What was it Your song ‘Candle in the Water’ was nominated for an Oscar, How did that feel?
HR: I was very happy for the songwriters of the film that “Candle on the Water” received a nomination.

MG: What was the best part of writing your autobiography?
HR: The best part of writing my memoir was finishing it. As someone once said, “Writers don’t like writing – they like having written.”

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