Birdsall saw Star Wars before it hit theaters

Actress talks her love of sci-fi in new webseries

Award-winning actress Tracey Birdsall thinks its almost a given that she would one day headline a science-fiction film.

During his new webseries ‘Spending Time With’ Interviewer Stuart Bannerman asked the Rogue Warrior : Robot Fighter and The Time War actress about her earliest memories of the genre and the films that solidified her love of futuristic action pieces.  

“My dad was a Trekkie. Late at night, after mom went to bed, we’d sneak out and watch shows with him. We’d get out ice cream. We’d watch Star Trek and Planet of the Apes and Logan’s Run – the whole gamut of all those shows.”

No doubt the envy of all her peers at the time, Birdsall was one of the first to see George Lucas’s Star Wars.

“I saw it before it came out in theaters. My neighbor was one of the producers.  We went there and watched it in the theatre in his house. [I recall] walking past all these Star Trek statues and then walking down stairs [into the theatre] and watched Star Wars. It was pretty cool!”.

Birdsall, who stars in Sony Pictures’ Rogue Warrior : Robot Fighter, says science-fiction is “her favorite genre to perform in too.”

The new webseries ‘Spending Time’ – created by From Page 2 Screen editor Stuart Bannerman – will feature a series of ‘conversations’ that are unscripted, honest and in-depth. Birdsall features in Episode 1.

You can watch ‘Spending Time with Tracey Birdsall’ online now:


Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/embed/NDoLD9lRhY8

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