Happy Birthday Kate Capshaw!
Anyone who knows me knows I kind of love Kate Capshaw. (Minus the "kind of".) And in a bit of a twist of accidental fate, I had a fiction story workshopped in a class tonight that involved the movie, "Space Camp". (Which was a total revelation to me when it was shown in a class I had in fifth grade. A female astronaut who doesn't take no crap from nobody? Yes please. My heroes were always the brains of the operation, smart chicks who somehow ended up in space or in danger.)
Or perhaps it wasn't accidental at all, maybe subliminally, I knew there was cause for celebration and when I found out a few minutes ago that it was her birthday, well, I just felt like posting.
The thing I like best about Capshaw is her sass and her intelligence. Watch her in any behind-the-scenes interview and you get this sharp wit reminiscent of Katharine Hepburn.
Oh yeah...and I've also rambled on and on about her on my action heroines blog. She had this fabulous Lucille Ball thing going on in, "Temple of Doom" that I don't think most people fully get.
Leave Willie Scott Alone!
Anyway, wherever she is, I hope she's having a lovely birthday and I want to see her in something soon. If they make another Indy, and she doesn't cameo...there may be a riot somewhere in the Mid-West...and I just may be holding the bullhorn.