Filed Under:

The Movie Donald Faison Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Play associated audio

The weekends on All Things Considered series Movies I've Seen a Million Times features filmmakers, actors, writers and directors talking about the movies that they never get tired of watching.

For actor Donald Faison, whose credits include Clueless, Remember the Titans, the TV shows Scrubs and The Exes, the movie he could watch a million times is Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. "I want to say I saw it at the movie theaters 30 times," Faison says.


Interview Highlights

On when he first saw Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

"I saw The Empire Strikes Back the week that it came out. My father was a huge Star Wars fan. So when it came out, my dad took me, we watched it one time, and he was like, 'You want to see it again?' And I was like, 'Yeah.' And he said, 'All right, act like we lost something.' And so we started looking around our seats like we lost something. The usher left, and then they started letting in people again and we sat right back down in our seats and watched The Empire Strikes Back for the second time that day."

On why he loves the way that Han Solo interacts with Princess Leia

"You know, as a kid, I thought that was so pimp of Han Solo, to read the situation. And I was like, 'If I could read women like Han Solo reads women, I'll be all right.' I failed miserably, by the way."



Copyright 2012 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

NPR

Cult Survivor Documents 2 Decades Inside 'Holy Hell'

Will Allen directed the documentary Holy Hell, which depicts his experience as a videographer and member of The Buddhafield cult. Allen used his own footage, as well as his interviews with other former members, to make this documentary.
NPR

Evaporated Cane Juice? Puh-leeze. Just Call It Sugar, FDA Says

Companies cultivating a healthful image often list "evaporated cane juice" in their products' ingredients. But the FDA says it's really just sugar, and that's what food labels should call it.
WAMU 88.5

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Donald Trump now has enough delegates to clinch the Republican nomination, according to the Associated Press. A State Department review criticizes Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. And 11 states sue the federal government over a transgender bathroom directive. A panel of journalists joins guest host Sabri Ben-Achour for analysis of the week's top national news stories

NPR

After Departure Of Uber, Lyft In Austin, New Companies Enter The Void

Earlier this month, voters in Austin, Texas, rejected an effort to overturn the city's rules for ride-hailing companies. Uber and Lyft tried to prevent fingerprinting of their drivers, and now both have left town. A few other ride-share companies have popped up to help fill the void. NPR explores how people are getting around town without Uber and Lyft.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.