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Magdalene St. Michaels is an adult film star who I admire, not only for her work in adult film, but also for her tremendous heart. I was first introduced to her work several years ago, and I thought her to be a great talent. Michaels is also a member of the Screen Actors Guild, having made many appearances in mainstream movies and TV throughout the 80s and 90s.
She takes care of cats, pets that are near and dear to my own heart because of how me and my brother have them as pets. Most importantly, though, Ms. Michaels is an activist and supporter of the LGBTQ community, and as this conversation took place shortly after the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, the interview took on an added urgency.
I spoke to Magdalene on June 20th, and I hope you all enjoy getting to know more about this intriguing and fascinating performer in the latest installment of the Flashback Interview. Johnny: First off, as I always do, I thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to do this interview. Johnny: Alright. I always start off my interview with this question.
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What were your pop-cultural likes growing up, like favorite movies and music? Magdalene: Wow. Well, my time was the 70s and 80s.
In the 70s, it was disco. I loved Gerry Rafferty. He was probably my favorite singer-songwriter at that time.
I would say those disco years were great with Off The Wall by Michael Jackson inand then, of course, the 80s. I still listen to that today. All that clubbing was great. I had a lot of fun. I love dancing, by the way…Total freedom. The 70s had such great movies.
Movies in general? Stargate is another of my favorite movies. There was a movie called Resurrection, with Ellen Burstyn, about a woman who has an accident and comes back to life and is a healer…A very powerful movie for me. Magdalene: You did?
It came out in I like thrillers. Thrillers are my genre. If someone were to ask me my three favorite movies, I would always say Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, Stargate and Resurrection, and anything kind of spiritual or mystical.
Long before you were an adult film star, you were entertaining in various ways.
Magdalene: Well, I started off in school, doing school plays and musicals. We did Oliver! Locally, in my small town in England, there was a melodramatic theater company. It was very good, actually. Everything they did was pretty much musicals, and my first musical for them was South Pacific. I played the young girl in that, so I got to sing and dance. I did about 4 or 5 in my town.
That was actually laughing my first experience in trying to get functional. How do I get emotional? This was before my days of studying acting while I was in Los Angeles.
I remember getting an onion and going backstage, trying to peel this onion to get emotional. It worked to a point where I actually had tears in my eyes when I went out to sing.
I love to dance. I never studied professionally to dance.
My mother, actually, was a professional dancer until she got married. From the age of 3 until 16, when she left home, and 18, when she met my dad and settled down, she danced professionally, and HER mother was an opera singer. I love to sing, and I love acting as well. According to your biography, inyou made an appearance in the movie Turk What was your favorite part of working on that movie?
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I was in a relationship with him for several years. He moved to Los Angeles, and he was also an actor. We would go back in the Summer to a little house his parents had on Long Island. We would also do things like extra work on movies, and one of the things we worked on was this movie.
I was told they needed several reporters at the stadium where they had a scene. I think you can see me in the movie still, but I do remember being around Robert Urich, who was really, really nice. Timothy Hutton was a nice guy, too. I remember briefly talking to him. It was a hot Summer. Johnny: Inyou made an appearance in Executive Decision.
Did your paths cross with Steven Seagal, and if so, is he the jerk that a lot of reports have made him out to be? Why do it? I went down to Long Beach for the scene in the restaurant, where a terrorist comes in and sets off a bomb. The scene was supposed to take place in London, but they filmed it here. The director was really nice.
You do this. You do that. I did, however, attend the premiere of the movie. I made a call to Warner Brothers, said I was in the movie, and got to attend the premiere at Westwood.
I think I spoke to Kurt Russell briefly. I did a lot of work in movies and television in the 80s.
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AroundI ed what was at the time called the Screen Extras Guild, which was for extras and stand-ins. It was kind of a big deal. It was so hard to get into. The guy I was with in the 80s from New York had a hard time with the producer of Knots Landing or one of those shows to get me into the Screen Extras Guild.
It was kind of a close relationship with the family and friends of the casting people. At that time, there were only two or three casting companies that provided extras. Once I got my foot in the door and ed that union, it was great.
I got a few visible roles with those in the 80s. Some of the things that came my way at the time were just the result of being in the right place at the right time. I started acting lessons with a really great teacher who has since passed away. I had a lot of fun, even though I worked long hours. I learned a lot from talking to actors.
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It was a good time. Executive Decision was one of those freak things. There were another couple of movies I did. One was called Vasectomy: A Delicate Matter laughingwhich was around He was in that movie, and I was given a line or two in that.