2015 Was a Year of Good Conversations with Stars; for Many Entertainment Writers, Each Year Brings Numerous Interviews, but Some Stand out for Particular Reasons. [Derived Headline]

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2015 Was a Year of Good Conversations with Stars; for Many Entertainment Writers, Each Year Brings Numerous Interviews, but Some Stand out for Particular Reasons. [Derived Headline]


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For many entertainment writers, each year brings numerous interviews, but some stand out for particular reasons.

The past 12 months were no exception, and here's a look at some of the favorite conversations we had with celebrities relatively recently.

Sally Field: Robert Osborne's co-host this year on Turner Classic Movies' "The Essentials," the two-time Oscar winner was refreshingly opinionated in her views, both on the air and in an interview about her role on the series. "The only voice I have is that of an actor," she said, "and that I had my own evolution and that I came from an acting family. I studied different styles of acting all my life," she said, "and I saw how what was considered a good performance changed ... so, I felt my task was not only to talk about the lead actors, but the incredible weight and importance of the supporting cast."

Ray Liotta: While being interviewed for the History miniseries "Texas Rising," Liotta noted how lucky he was to be in two enduring movie classics early in his career: "Field of Dreams" and "GoodFellas." He spoke about how, even today, people come up to him and talk about the latter film. "I have kids coming up to me 10, 11, 12 years old, believe it or not, saying that they saw 'GoodFellas,' which makes me wonder about their parents."

Missy Peregrym: Though it wasn't known at the start of its summer season whether it would be the last -- which it turned out to be -- for the ABC series "Rookie Blue," the actress who played Officer Andy McNally reflected very honestly on it possibly being the end. …

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