Karen Allen dishes on Indiana Jones, motherhood and the Berkshires

Marion Ravenwood is back, and Karen Allen couldn't be happier. Allen, who played Ravenwood in the 1981 mega-hit "Raiders of the Lost Ark," reprises that role in "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal ... Full Story

Since: Jan 08

Reston, VA

#1 May 12, 2008
"But then I realize, there's no place as beautiful as the Berkshires."

Yeah, especially during mud season!
Right

Albany, NY

#2 May 12, 2008
Jeez Heller. You shouldn't be a nay-sayer ALL the time. Give it a break.

Since: Jan 08

Reston, VA

#3 May 12, 2008
Right wrote:
Jeez Heller. You shouldn't be a nay-sayer ALL the time. Give it a break.
What did I say wrong?
If one is a Benthic organism, mud season is a great time of year!
Allen

Buffalo, NY

#4 May 12, 2008
I cannot wait for the new Indiana Jones movie.
amandavives

Glens Falls, NY

#5 May 12, 2008
I've seen her in downtown Stockbridge several times... www.karenallen-fiberarts.com
Donald

Pittsfield, MA

#6 May 12, 2008
Karan is still a hot piece of ass Id throw it to her.
hidden plunder

AOL

#7 May 13, 2008
we have some amazing things buried here in the berkshire hills
PradaGirl47

South Amboy, NJ

#8 May 13, 2008
ilove karen allen. so nice to see she's done something beyond hollywoood which is so harsh. there's a great profile of her in june's more magazine. she really talks about reinventing herself.
martin

Donegal, Ireland

#9 May 19, 2008
No she's back in Indy, might be the right time to make Starman 2. Sequel was discussed. An unsolicited script was written back in 1998 by Irish screenwriter Brad Hansen, but nothing became of it.

Since: May 08

MA

#10 May 20, 2008
Karen is one terrific woman. I've known her for many years now and she is one of the nicest people I've had the pleasure of meeting. It's great that she took time away from the Hollywood BS to have a family and start her own business. She is always on the go and doing something.
Brad Hansen

Donegal, Ireland

#11 May 21, 2008
Wow, just discovered this. I wrote an unsolicited script for Starman 2 back in 1998. It was my first script and I quit college to finish it. It's been gathering dust ever since. I sent it to Jeff Bridges and John carpenter, although I would prefer if Carpenter didn't direct a sequel, maybe Frank Darabont or someone. I wrote some good f/x sequences and some interesting characters. I'm pretty sure I'll never be involved, but I'd to see the f/x scene from the beach being incorporated,(Jeff's manager Neil will know the one, totally plagiarised from another movie, but it would look great on film today). If anyone has any questions, email me at hansenfilm@yahoo.ie and I'll answer them.(Although I won't give away any plot points. And yes there is a son and indeed, I actually have the perfect casting suggestion!!
Christina Conrad

United States

#12 May 23, 2008
We are so glad you're back! Karen should have been in all of them...
Lynn Angela Pisco

United States

#15 Jun 11, 2008
I just wanted to say that Karen Allen is an amazing female action icon . The way she took charge of these scenes were absolutely awesome indeed. One of them is when she and Mutt, Oxley and Indy were running from these Russians going into the quick sand and then Marion told Indy that Mutt ( Henry Jones Jr.III) was actually his son but didn't believe it until now. Second, They were still arguing while they were inside the truck and Mutt was in sort of right in the middle of it all in which it was very funny and from then on she got a chance to drive infront of the truck as well and things got out of hand sort of speak . They transferred into another car that looks like a boat and right there again she actually started to take over but this time she went full throttle towards into the water rapids and all of them dropped three times and Indy told Marion not to do it again with a smile . Finally running those big giant steps towards in the bottom was absolutely stunning to me cuz when I saw Karen Allen do this kind of physical training stunt, I was like man this woman is very strong person indeed . I think if she's ever going to do another film at least within the future, she should do something like playing a young woman who has a learning disability and have graduated from her high school and wanted to pursue her own career as being an inspired Hip-Hop Graffiti / Disney Animator and works for Pixar's Studios in Emeryville sort of speak .

Since: Mar 08

Pittsfield, MA

#16 Jun 12, 2008
This poor woman, leave her alone! The Eagle latches on to ANYONE with any fame in order to make a local connection. I've met her before and she's very, very nice, but just stop already with these articles.

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