Wednesday, April 14, 2010


This was my mini-interview with the sexy and funny actress Tanya Robert at the 2003 DragonCon convention in Atlanta, GA.

After a smoke break I went on the prowl for more interviews. I was lucky to catch actress Tanya Roberts during a lull in the crowds. Ms. Roberts co-starred in the 70s TV series "Charlie’s Angels." She is also well known for her film "The Beastmaster." More recently, Ms. Roberts co-starred in the hit TV show "That 70s Show."

Rusty White: I’m a huge fan of "That 70s Show." Why did you leave?

Tanya Roberts: My husband got encephalitis, a brain disease during the fourth season and was in a coma for six months. I had to leave to take care of him. He’s still in a wheelchair, but I can go back to work this year. So, I’m might go back. But we’ve developed two shows while he was sick. So I’m really not sure what I’m going to do.

RW: It’s nice to see someone make that sacrifice.

Tanya Roberts: Thanks. He’s my best friend. We’ve been married 20 years. He’s coming along. That’s the good thing.

RW: Have you done many of these conventions?

TR: No, I’ve only done this since he’s been sick. It’s really trippy. It’s cool to see this side of the business.

RW: Tell me about the shows in development.

TR: They’re both for cable. One is a golfing show. I do tour events all over. And the other one is a home improvement show. So they ought to be on. We already have a couple shot. I’m also starting to do a comedy of the week with Richard Hatch. We’re doing a take off on his show "Battlestar Galactica" for Comedy Central.

RW: What’s your handicap in golf?

TR: Oh, about 18.

RW: You’ve got me beat! Thanks.

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