Actress Claudia Wells joins The Second Column podcast (Episode 151) this week to talk about the 25th anniversary of Back to the Future, her role as Jennifer Parker in the original movie, why she did not do the sequels, Michael J. Fox replacing Eric Stoltz as the original Marty McFly, going to high school with Nicolas Cage and every other future famous person in Hollywood, getting the Who Dat? treatment on TMZ, acting in after-school specials, her role in the famous anti-drug PSA “Stop the Madness” and owning a successful clothing store — Armani Wells — in Studio City, Calif.
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The Stop The Madness music video PSA:
Wells is on the board for Kids In The Spotlight, which is holding a charity fundraiser on Oct. 30 at Raleigh Studios. The organization puts at-risk youth and foster children through a 10-week program that teaches them to write, cast and star in their own short films. If you use Wells’s name as a referral when buying tickets and you will receive a 10 percent discount at her store. On Sat. Oct. 23 she will appear at a showing of Back To The Future and a Q&A session at the Universal City Walk AMC from 12:30 to 3:30. She will attend the movie and do another Q&A at Puente Hills Mall AMC from 6-10. Wells is also promoting We’re Going Back, a week of Back to the Future events in Southern California that will take place Nov. 5-12. You can learn more at www.weregoingback.com. Visit her store online at www.armaniwells.com.