Wednesday, April 14, 2010


This was my mini-interview with actor/director Stephen Furst at the 2003 DragonCon convention in Atlanta, GA.

Rusty White: You must be really excited about the release of "Animal House" on DVD.

Stephen Furst: Yeah. It’s a great DVD. It has a lot of extras on it. I watched it and thought it was hysterical.

RW: Not everybody gets to act in what is considered an American classic film.

SF: I know. I feel very fortunate.

RW: Would you share any memories of John Belushi?

SF: He was just a really, really nice person. And a good friend. Just a pleasure to work with.

RW: Were you hurt by being typecast by Flounder.

SF: I was typecast, but it didn’t bother me. And now that I’m a director it doesn’t bother me at all. I began directing about five years ago. I prefer directing to acting.

RW: What are you working on now?

SF: I just finished a film called "Dragon Storm" starring John-Rhys Davies from "Lord of the Rings." It will be on the Sci-Fi channel early in 2004.

RW: Do you write and direct?

SF: My first picture I wrote myself. I’m not a writer. I prefer to take better writers than myself and do their work.

RW: Thank you very much.

SF: Thank you.

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