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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial's Dee Wallace: The CFQ Interview

03/22/2013 12:05 am ET | Updated May 21, 2013

2013-03-21-hanselgreteldeewallace_410.jpgIt's our first Spielberg veteran here at CFQi, and a good one, too. Dee Wallace probably reached her greatest audience as the progressive but put-upon suburban mom of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, but she had previously developed her genre chops in two landmark horror titles: Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes and Joe Dante's The Howling, and most recently took her career in a darkly satirical direction with her work in the Asylum's gory, fractured fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel. Our conversation with Dee was frank and incisive, taking in a discussion of Spielberg's personal investment in his films, the emotional complications of doing explicit sex scenes, and what it's like breaking into the business on a low-budget horror film. Click on the player button to hear the show, or right-click the title to download.