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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 149

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, March 29, 1998
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1 ft Mimi was married to Tom Cruise tor three years before a divorce. Now she lives in LA. with Chris Ciaffa, whom she met while working on a Showtime flick for which he was assistant director. They MM KB IB have a daughter, Lucy, who's in prekindergarten. BY JAMES BRADY EMEMBER THAT Oi J grand 1960s series J J on CBS, Lost in Knnrol It W9C a fil- Personal: Born Jan. 27, 1956, in Coral Gable. Fla. Married to Tom Cruise, 1987-90. Together with Chris Ciaffa since 1990; one daughter, Lucy, 3. turistic version of the old Swiss Family Robinson yam, with LI Guy Williams and Films: Include Blue Skie Again, 1983; Gung Ho, 1986; Someone To Watch Over Me, 1987; The Mighty Quinn, 1989; Desperate Hourt, 1990; The Rapture, 1991; The Player, 1992: Bulletproof Heart 1994; Monkey Trouble, 1994; Far From Home: The Adventure of Yellow Dog. The two also have a place in New Jersey called Millbrook Farm which is the name of their production company as well. And is it an actual farm? "Yes," said Mimi, "though not a working farm with cows and such. It's mostly woods, with about 30 acres of fields." In some interviews Mimi sounds disenchanted by showbiz and at other times upbeat and enthusiastic. Which is it? I asked. "As far as my long-term career is concerned, I'm really pleased," said Mimi. And the last year has been my busiest ever. At the moment I'm Just resting, but there will be a lot of press activity for Lott in Space. I'm in a position where I can work as much as I want. And with a young child, that's perfect for me." At 3. will Lucy be old enough to see Lott in Space? "Well, maybe I won't let her see everything," said Mimi, "but the ought to be old enough to see most of it." 1995; Reflectone June Lockhart and their three kids on a rocket, plus a friendly robot and a wicked stowaway called Dr. Zachary Smith. Well, it's back this time as a film from New Line Cinema starring William Hurt and Mimi Rogers as the Robinsons. The very solid cast also includes Heather Graham (recently of Boogie Nights), cute and sexy as their daughter, Lacey Chabert, from the hit series Party of Five, as their other daughter; Matt Le-Blanc of Friends as the pilot; and Gary Oldman as a traitorous cad. I called Ms. Rogers at her home in Los Angeles and asked if she was old enough to remember the original TV series. "I didn't see it much." she said, "but I can vaguely remember it being on." Did the producers provide the cast with samples of the scries, so they'd know what it was? "No," said Mimi. "and this is such a different version. I didn't really w ant to see the other one. "I'm told these are the most spectacular special effects ever in a movie." added Mimi. Big- in the Dark, 1995; Lott in Space, 1998. Television: Includes Divorce Wart. 1982: The Pointers, T983- 84; Paper Doll. 1984: You Ruined My Life, 1987: Dream On, 1990; Fourth Story. 1991: Mini F.CyCrs, Bill Hut aaii ail-star cast create a big-screea version of tat Prtnttttn t 0"1 TV series LcsttiS;zce. t$zi tsOs us ger and better than Independence Day and Jurassic Park"! "That's what they're saying." she said. Mimi called Bill Hurt "an inspirational actor," then added: "We all got along very well. Heather is blond and beautiful but looks a lot different, playing an ultra-serious young woman." Is the film, which opens next week, still based on the tale of a family that gets shipwrecked? "Yes. we're a family of scientists who set off on a mission to save Earth. Instead of ending up as castaways on a desert island, we're lost out there in space." Not all of Mimi's recent work has been for the kiddies. In December she starred in Tricks, a Showtime movie about a Vegas showgirl who turns to prostitution. In The Rapture, Mimi did a stunning star turn as a religious fanatic. And then there was a layout in Playboy magazine and the Showtime movie Full B(xly Massage, which was all about... Well, I guess the title tells the story. IE Ledykiller. 1992; Bloodline: Murder m the Family, 1993; 4 To Die For. 1993; Arf Borfy Mage. 1995: Trick. !997. PAGC M MARCH . IMS PARADE MAGAZINE

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