How I got to spend ‘Back to the Future’ day chatting with Lea Thompson

Me and Lea!

Me and Lea!

As you know I am a huge “Back to the Future” fan. Like real big fan. I got the shirts, I got the movies, I got the LEGO set. I quote the movie over and over again. In fact, I held a mini marathon at home last night watching the films.

In fact, I shared about a little adventure I had yesterday at the mall.

But the coolest thing so far about today, which is the day Marty arrives in the future, is that I got a chance to chat with Lea Thompson. She plays Lorraine in the trilogy and this actually isn’t the first time I’ve interacted with her. Last summer at a screening, she was part of a Q&A and I was able to get her to sign my DVD copy of the trilogy.

But with today being the day Marty arrives, she was doing some interview touring and Huffington Post was able to get her for a live segment. I was asked the day before about it by a rep from Huff Post. They saw that I was a huge BTTF fan from my tweets probably and asked me if I would be willing to join in on a Q&A with her live. We went over the details of what questions I would ask and what kind of setting I would get ready using Google Hangouts.

I was able to get in and watch the entire live broadcast. I had two questions I had prepared to ask her.

One was asking her about switching roles from being Marty’s mom to being Marty’s great-great grandmother.

The other question was about what kind of inventions from the movie she hoped would be here in 2015.

You can check out the entire video right here:

They even captured the whole encounter on Periscope.

This was really fun for me. Getting a chance to chat with one of the actors from the movie. She was fun, she still looks great and this kind of makes this “Back to the Future Day” pretty special.

I’m going to roll out into Hollywood and just see if there are any BTTF happenings going on.

Until then, welcome to the future!

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