You know what’s great? Being an awesome movie star who happened to be in two of my favorite movies ever (“Animal House” and the first “Indiana Jones”), then concentrating on theater when the business started to make slightly-older women feel worthless, moving to the Berkshires, opening a store in Great Barrington, MA, and making awesome hand-knitted clothes.
Karen Allen could have gone on making super-comfy hats every winter, and we would have still gone to her store every season – she’s amazingly nice, and yes, still STUNNINGLY pretty. She told Lucy she had pretty eyes, and coming from Ms. Allen, that’s saying something. Lucy’s even wearing one of her hats in our Christmas card from last year:
But what’s really great is that Karen signed on to be in the new Indiana Jones movie coming out next summer, and I suddenly got psyched to see it. It means several things – mostly, Spielberg is doing the right thing and NOT casting a 22-year-old romantic lead opposite Harrison Ford. There’s also something completely awesome about Karen Allen running a quaint little crafts store where she knits stuff while snow wafts outside… and then still getting asked to headline America’s Movie Event of the Summer.
Man, THAT’S the way to do it.