Friday, November 23, 2012

On the Beat with PJ Soles at Days of the Dead 2012

I have been very fortunate to meet and talk to many of my favorites from all genres of celebdom.  At the recent Days of the Dead convention, I added one more very special actress to that list.
I first became a fan of PJ Soles when she co-starred with the Ramones in Rock 'n' Roll High School in 1979.  Later I realized I had already seen her in Carrie, The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, Breaking Away and Halloween.  I would go on to watch her perform in many other movies and television series.
Despite a lengthy, successful career, my favorite PJ role remains Riff Randell.  PJ doesn't mind being associated so strongly with that movie, that role or the Ramones.  In fact, at the convention, she sported a cool Ramones shirt.  We even talked about her feelings towards the Ramones in the interview below.
I talked to PJ as the convention was ending on Friday.  Despite being tired from a long day of meeting fans, PJ was kind enough to give us a couple minutes of her time.
As I sat there talking to PJ, I kept thinking how surreal it all is.  I remember seeing her onscreen for the first time.  I remember having her as a high school crush.  This really was one of the coolest moments I have ever had.  I am also happy to report that PJ was incredibly sweet and polite with every fan.  She took time to talk to everyone and give them a moment to remember.
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