Lea Thompson, Tom Cruise in 1983’s “All the Right Moves.”
Before Lea Thompson found fame as an actress in the 1985 “Back to the Future”, she scored her first big break opposite Tom Cruise in 1983’s “All the Right Moves.” The star was quick to surprise her, ” she said.
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The film explores how a high school student (Cruise) clashes with his headstrong coach in a struggling Pennsylvania steel town.
“[The producers] wanted me to have my breasts twice in the script,” the 57-year-old recently called for a Closer per week. “I didn’t even audition because I didn’t want to take my shirt off, but I have the side and said, ‘OK.’
“Tom managed to talk them out of one of the [nude] scenes, and in the second, he said, ‘Well, if she is naked, I will be naked also.’ That is pretty badass! I’ve always been grateful to him for standing up for the producers.”
Lea Thompson Tom Cruise.
And her time with “Back to the Future” co-star Michael J. Fox was just as fantastic.
The film tells the story of 17-year-old high school student Marty McFly (Fox) who is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, scientist Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd). Thompson played his mother Lorraine Baines.
The couple appeared together in 1989’s “Back to the Future II” and 1990’s “Back to the Future III.”
Thompson told the magazine that she still keeps in touch with the 57-year-old actor.
“[Memories are] continuing, because we all do panels together,” she explained. “He is so funny, smart and self-deprecating, but strong. If you want an old reminder… I did not know that he is a star. We shared a small trailer, [set], and we could not get out, because this neighborhood girls [locked us inside]. I was like, ‘I think he’s really famous!'”
Lea Thompson Michael J. Fox.
But it was in 1987’s “some Kind of Wonderful” where she met the man that really changed her life — director and future husband, Howard Deutch. The duo have been married since 1989 and share two daughters.
Thompson admitted she didn’t know Deutch “the one” right away during the filming.
“No, I don’t think so,” said Thompson. “I absolutely loved him and he had a crush on me, but I’ve never really dated anyone like him, and I had a boyfriend [Dennis Quaid] at the moment.
“Just with the day we stay together, and I love him more than ever. He is so funny and he is such a good partner and father. It is magical to stay with someone that long. You go through a lot of ups and downs, but it’s been good.”
Thompson pointed out on their marriage, like any other, faces its ups and downs. Still, the couple are happily willing to make it work.
“We are stubborn, lazy, or both,” she said on paste. “I’m happy we got through the rough spots. It is difficult — but having kids and getting older stressful. I appreciate him as a friend and partner. My parents are divorced, so I didn’t grow up thinking people always stay married forever.
“Even as a little girl, I knew that [the parents] should not be married… [But] my mother remarried and I was mad at my stepfather, much closer to him than my father. I am happy that he is in my life.”
And working in Hollywood has become a family affair. Closer Weekly pointed out Thompson directed “The Year of Spectacular Men,” which is 15 June. It was written by her 27-year-old daughter Madelyn Deutch and stars, her youngest daughter, 23-year-old Zoey Deutch.
“Madelyn came back from college and, lo and behold, her little sister Zoey was a movie star,” says Thompson. “They had all these terrible relationships and said,” Wow, it’s my year of spectacular men.’ I said, ‘Write a movie about it!’
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“We worked for four years, so even the huge collaboration with Noah and Zoey, it really is the first thing I made, the first that it feels like it’s my own.
“[And] I learned a lot about Noah and Zoey as professionals. They are both very hard workers, really good at their job and for the people around them. It is fun to get to know them, that they are to become fully fledged women.”
Thompson has maintained a successful, stable career as a star, while a hands-on mom and supportive spouse, and she has zero regrets.
“I have a great husband, great kids and a fantastic life!”, she said.