As the star of Forbidden
Planet, easily one of the most influential science
fiction pictures ever, Anne Francis is in constant demand
at film conventions across the country. She's patient,
sweet and candid with every fan she meets at such gatherings.
In addition, she maintains a steady schedule of film
and television work, with appearances in popular TV
fare as varied as Murder, She Wrote, Home Improvement
and The Drew Carey Show. It's clear the real-life
Honey West shows no signs of slowing down.
Q: Do you ever get sick
of talking about Forbidden Planet?
ANNE FRANCIS: Not so far, but try me!
This may seem an obvious question, but does it surprise
you that after almost 45 years, Forbidden Planet
is still considered one of THE best science fiction
films ever made?
ANNE: Forty-five years, Marty. You must be
kidding. I'm not that old. Actually, at the time, I
don't think I gave its longevity any thought. But, today,
I see the good work that the Disney artisans did, and
the film stands up well alongside all the effects that
the studios can throw on the screen today. Quite amazing,
I'd say. I understand there's serious talk of a remake.
That should be interesting.