“Brave” Interview Mark Andrews and Katherine Sarafian

Mark Andrews, director of “Brave” would like people to ‘be brave’ and simply go see the movie, as he’s sure you’ll be surprised by what message you’ll take away from the film. The interview took … Read more

“Franklin & Bash” Interview Breckin Meyer and Mark-Paul Gosselaar

I wanted to let you both know that I interviewed Malcolm McDowell this past August (2011) and he told me he enjoys working on the show. What is it like working with a legend like Read more

Lorene Scafaria Interview “Seeking a Friend at the End of the World”

Lorene Scafaria Writer and Director of “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” chatted with me on June 5, 2012.

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Interview With Author Nicholas Sparks

Tyna Cline a reporter for Sarahs Backstage Pass sat reading in the lobby of Trump Towers in Chicago one afternoon in early April while waiting to sit down with People magazine’s 2000 Sexiest Author. Nicholas… Read more

Aileen Quinn Interview Returns for 30th Anniversary of “Annie”

“Annie,” the popular 1982 musical film, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and Hollywood Palms Theater in Naperville celebrated in style. On March 25th they brought the star of “Annie,” Aileen Quinn, to the theater … Read more

Interview with Tippi Hedren, star of “The Birds,” and Ben Mankiewicz, host of “Turner Classic Movies.”

Tippi Hedren, star of “The Birds,” was in Chicago with Ben Mankiewicz, host of “Turner Classic Movies,” on March 27, 2012, for a special screening of “The Birds.” We chatted at the Ritz Carlton on … Read more

Interview with Gary Cole

I met Gary Cole in Chicago at Flashpoint Academy during a promotional tour for the film “The Last Rites of Joe May.” Gary is noticeably very tall in person, he’s charming, comical and easy to … Read more

Dennis Farina Interview with Sarah Adamson in Chicago

Dennis Farnia was in Chicago promoting his film “The Last Rites of Joe May” we met in Chicago at Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy and chatted about his Chicago roots, his starring role as Joe… Read more

Interview with Roger Ebert “Life Itself”

A Prolific Writer’s Memoir Leaves No Stone Unturned

Sir Winston Churchill said, “Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.” After reading Roger Ebert’s incredible autobiography, “Life Itself: A Memoir,” this quote appears fitting. … Read more

Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) Interview

Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) Interview Promoting, “A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas” The duo spoke about Portillos, their co-stars; Tom Lennon, Neal Patrick Harris and Danny Trejo

Harold and Kumar are … Read more

Gerard Butler Interview “Machine Gun Preacher”

Gerard Butler Chats About His Role in “Machine Gun Preacher”

Most people know Gerard Butler from his work as the rough and tough guy in the film “300.” What’s interesting about Butler’s film career is … Read more

On the Red Carpet with Will Smith, Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith in Chicago

Last Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Chicago AMC River East Theater was the site of the Red Carpet event for the new film, “The Karate Kid.” The weather was a bit warm, but that didn’t bother … Read more

Malcolm McDowell Interview “A Clockwork Orange” Star

Malcolm McDowel, who starred in the 1971 film directed by Stanley Kubrick, will greet fans and sign autographs in Naperville, Illinois at Hollywood Palms Cinema and host a special screening of “A Clockwork Orange”, … Read more

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World Cast: Alexa Vega, Rowan Blanchard and Mason Cook

“Spy Kids: All the Time in the World”, in 4D will open August 19, 2011. Cast members were in Chicago to promote the film including one of the original spy kids, Alexa Vega. Two new… Read more

Tom Felton Interview-Harry Potter’s Draco Malfoy

Crowds of people came out to meet British actor Tom Felton, 23, who has played the character Draco Malfoy in all eight of the Harry Potter films since their debut in 2001. He appeared at … Read more

Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg Walk the Red Carpet in Chicago Promoting the Film “Zombieland”

The Red Carpet was rolled out for the movie, “Zombieland.” starring Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson in Chicago along with hundreds of zombies. The event was held at the AMC theater on Illinois Ave, in … Read more

Paul Brittain Cast of SNL Interview

When I reminiscence upon my past career as a gifted reading teacher of nine and ten year olds, in Naperville’s Project IDEA program, I often wonder where those students are or what they are doing… Read more

Melissa McCarthy Interview CoStar of “Bridesmaids”

“Bridesmaids” costar Melissa McCarthy is laugh-out-loud hysterical and grew up on a farm in Plainfield. Her new show “Mike and Molly” has been doing very well and was picked up for another season. Here’s part … Read more

‘Judy Moody’ star Jordana Beatty Interview

Jordana Beatty, an Australian actress is starring in “Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer” movie, and was in person to meet fans and sign autographs at the Hollywood Palms Theater in Naperville this past … Read more

Interview with Danielle Campbell CoStar of “Prom”

Danielle Campbell was in Chicago during a press tour for the movie “Prom” which opens April 29. She and I met and chatted about her role, the movie, family and her hometown of Hinsdale.

Sarah … Read more

Burt Reynolds Interview, Chats About Regrets, Friendships, His Mustache and More

It’s hard to believe that film legend Burt Reynolds has appeared in over 100 films and that he still teaches acting in his hometown of Juniper, Florida. Born in 1936, (remarkably we share the same … Read more

Zachary Gordon “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” Interview

Sarah Chats Again with the Star of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules,” Zachary Gordon

The Hollywood Palms theater in Naperville hosted a special advanced screening for the film, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: … Read more

Ernest Borgnine Interview

Ernest Borgnine Still Afloat−The Legend Chats with Staff Writer Tyna Cline

There aren’t many actors alive today who can say they earned $5,000 for a role that won them an Academy Award for Best Actor … Read more

Mia Wasikowska and Director Cary Fukunaga “Jane Eyre” Interview

“Jane Eyre” was a selection during the International Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Theater in Chicago, March 6, 2011. Moviegoers were also treated to a Q&A afterwards with the star Mia Wasikowska, who portrays … Read more