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Interview with Tiffany and Debbie Gibson of "Mega
Python vs. Gatoroid"
on Syfy January 20, 2011.
I did not get to attend this call...was so busy during
January that I let a lot of things slide. They look like they had fun,
though! Would have been great to talk to these ladies since they sing so
Syfy Conference Call Mega Python vs. Gatoroid Tiffany
and Debbie Gibson
January 20, 2011 12:00 pm CT
Operator: Welcome to the Syfy Conference Call. During the presentation
all participants will be in a listen-only mode. During - if you'd like
to queue up for a question you may press 1 followed by the 4 on your
telephone. If at any time during the conference you need to reach an
operator you may press star 0. As a reminder this conference is being
recorded Thursday, January 20, 2011. I would now like to turn the
conference over to Gary Morgenstein. Please go ahead.
Gary Morgenstein: Hello everyone. Thank you for joining us. I want to
introduce the stars of Syfy’s Saturday original movie Mega Python versus
Gatoroid, Debbie Gibson and Tiffany.
The movie premieres on Syfy Saturday, January 29 at 9:00 pm Eastern and
Pacific 8:00 pm Central. So without further ado (Benjamin) bring the
Operator: And our first question comes from the line of Reg Seeton with
deadbolt.com. Please go ahead with your question.
Reg Seeton: Hi girls. Thanks for taking the call.
Tiffany: Yes hi.
Reg Seeton: Hi.
Deborah Gibson: Hey.
Reg Seeton: Can you both talk about what it's been like after all these
years to still be connected and now be doing a movie together as women?
Deborah Gibson: Sure Tif do you want to go first or do you want me to go
Tiffany: Sure I'll go first.
Deborah Gibson: Okay.
Tiffany: I think it's great. I think it’s something that our fans have
waited for a long time. I mean the funny thing to me is who would've
thought that pythons and gators would unite us.
Deborah Gibson: Would bring us together yes.
Tiffany: ...be something musical. But instead it's this great movie that
I truly enjoyed making.
And it was awesome for me to be able to get to know Debbie more because
we've really never had a chance to sit and talk. So I think that that
was one of also the perks of being able to work with each other on this
Deborah Gibson: Yes I mean back in the day I - we were both kind of
running so fast that running just as fast as we can to coin a phrase.
And we would cross paths, doing a TV show here or there or whatever. But
it was really like ships in the night.
And like Tiffany said this was a chance for us to really work together.
I know I speak for myself where I definitely developed a lot of
admiration for Tiffany and her abilities and her work ethic and besides
the fact that we just had a crazy good fun.
Like at one point we were ducked under a table slathered in like whipped
cream and banana cream pie and we looked at each other and went what?
What is going on here?
But yes I mean yes, we've been put in the same sentence forever and ever
and we're - we - we’re well aware that there are definite pop-culture
fans out there that have wanted some - us to collaborate on something
for a long time. And we’re just happy to like give them what they want.
We’re giving the people what they want.
Tiffany: (Unintelligible) exactly. We've always...
Deborah Gibson: I think...
Tiffany: ...been up to something so...
Deborah Gibson: We’re giving you what you want and more.
Reg Seeton: Well just as a follow-up, when filming the fight scene, how
therapeutic was it given how much the media has made over the rivalry?
Deborah Gibson: I think it'll be more therapeutic for people to watch
who have fantasized about that happening.
I know that this is not what you want to hear but I really never did
have the desire to slap Tiffany in the face.
Tiffany: Oh come on. No I've never had that either. I mean again going
back to all this animosity and rivalry and that was...
Deborah Gibson: Who had time for that?
Tiffany: ...I think. Yes I think you would get tired maybe of like
talking about somebody so much that you especially don't know. I mean
that was the whole thing. I never really spent time with Deborah before.
So I was like well now I'm not going to ask your questions for me and
her which is a lot. And you’re 17. You're trying to work your career and
take it all in.
To be on set and then to have this whole cake fighting scene and stuff
like that, it was just fun.
I looked at her as like - and I do now. I look at her as like a sister
kind of thing. There is that rivalry but not really. There’s that love.
Deborah Gibson: Right.
Tiffany: So we've been together for a long time. Now it's coming full
circle that we actually are developing a friendship.
Reg Seeton: Great.
Deborah Gibson: Yes.
Reg Seeton: Great. Thanks girls.
Operator: And our next question comes from the line of Scott Katz with
US Townhall.com. Please go ahead with your question.
Scott Katz: Thank you for doing this call. My question is I guess for
both of you but we'll start - well I guess we'll let Susan Tiffany
answer the first one. We’ll let Debbie answer this one first.
Now that New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys are sort of going
out on a tour together what do you think about the two of you doing some
kind of musical tour together? Would you ever want to do something like
Deborah Gibson: Well yes I mean for starters we’re doing like in
appearance together this weekend at the Canal Room in New York.
I mean I don't know how Tiffany feels about this but, I've always wanted
to reestablish my next chapter in music before doing that.
And in a way that's what New Kids did. They had this incredible new hit
album established who they are currently and now they're pairing up. So
I could see things possibly going in that direction.
I'm somebody who takes one step at a time and I never say never. If
something comes up and it interests she and I I'm sure we would both
I think if it deterred us each from our individual musical goals then -
and it wasn't right then we wouldn't.
I mean I'm certainly open to entertaining anything. I mean like she said
earlier who would've thought this movie would've come up and we would
have gone sure.
Tiffany and I and alligators and pythons okay. You could never of even
envisioned that coming up. So yes I mean I'm open to it if it's the
right thing at the right time.
Scott Katz: Then Tiffany what are your thoughts on it?
Tiffany: I mean definitely, I agree. I mean as of right now musically
I'm headed into a country direction.
I've got a new album coming out next month called Rose Tattoo. It's a
total different sound than maybe, well Obviously I Think We’re Alone Now
on the pop stuff. I haven't abandoned that but I kind of put that into
the new sound as well.
So I think if it's for the right reason and it shines a bright light on
it, it would be a great thing.
Again going back to the fans, I think that they deserve it and they
would appreciate it but it can't take away from what we’re doing
currently now. It has to be something that embraces that as well.
Scott Katz: Okay now there were so many young actresses and singers out
there who were, you know, you read in the tabloids they're getting into
trouble with the paparazzi catching them in compromising positions.
Was the media scrutiny as intense when you were teenagers? And what
advice would you give to young girls who are just starting to break into
this - into show business? And we'll start with Tiffany and that answer?
Tiffany: Why I mean myself I don't think it was as intense with the
paparazzi. Two things, I think for us being the child stars girl
next-door it wasn't acceptable at that time to be out of control. I mean
that really would've been a career ender.
And I think we both knew that and respected it and we weren't those
types of people. I mean I know for myself singing was my high. I just
loved what I was doing. So I wasn't looking to deter from that.
Now I think it is a little different because it's more about being seen
and going to parties and clubs. And I think that the teen artists that,
now have a lot more deterrence and a lot more leeway of what's
You really have to kind of be your own kind of consultant on that
because I think that sometimes they’re led astray at this point.
But for me there wasn't paparazzi on every corner. I still had safety
zones. My home was off limits. And I could do things where there wasn't
somebody always there. Now somebody snaps a picture of you with their
iPhone and it's everywhere.
Deborah Gibson: Yes I mean I think it's what Tiffany's saying too like I
agree there it's - and it’s both things. It's A we were more
responsible. We were not seeking out fame for fame sake. We did retreat
to our respective hometowns.
And the paparazzi were not looking - even if the paparazzi were as bad
as they are now they were not going to look to find me at a bowling
alley or a roller rink on Long Island which is pretty much where I was
in my down time, not very exciting for tabloid fodder.
So yes, I'm mean the extent of it for me was like my street was closed
off on prom night because the paparazzi - and graduation. They wanted to
get a picture of me graduating and they wanted to get pictures of me
going to the prom.
That was about the extent of it which for them was a big deal. For now
that's, you know, I mean I don't envy the teen stars growing up right
now and having their every move being scrutinized.
Tiffany and I - like she said, I think we did make good choices. We were
not partiers and all that.
With that said nine out of ten teenagers are so if somebody is just
going to want to grow up and develop at their own rate and in their own
time it is a shame that their every move is documented.
I mean God if every teenager’s every move was documented. We’d be seeing
a lot of scary stuff.
But, that's why kids go to college and they experiment. And it's kind of
a shame that there's really like nothing sacred anymore like she was
Somebody goes into a bathroom at a party and they’re snapped on an
iPhone and it's everywhere, it's really daunting.
I don't know that I would have escaped with my sanity had I had to deal
with that. I think that's a lot to ask of anyone to deal with.
Tiffany: Yes and I just think it was - it's a different time.
Deborah Gibson: Yes.
Tiffany: ...even videos what we wore, I mean I can or remember when I
wanted to wear a short skirt and people went crazy.
Deborah Gibson: Oh I know...
Deborah Gibson: ...for me it was wearing black. I wore all black and
they were like she's in all black. Alert the media. What? Yes, yes
Scott Katz: Going back to the movie what was it like doing these kinds
of movies that involve special-effects and green screen technology when
you're reacting to something that's not even there? Was that difficult
for either of you?
Deborah Gibson: I thought it was really fun. You know what? It goes back
to when you're a kid and you play and you use your imagination...
Deborah Gibson: ...which I think is a blast. You're picturing some giant
creature that doesn't exist. You have no idea what it’s really going to
look like at the end. I still don't know what the creatures look like.
I'm going to be as surprised as anybody else.
And you're trying to work with your fellow actors so you're seeing the
same thing. And for me I was like channeling the dog on - that lives
down the street from me that I always hear from behind a gate but that I
don't see and every time it scares the living daylights out of me when
it growls when I walk by.
You just tap into whatever it is that gets you to that place. But it's
fun. It's like I used to watch Land of the Lost and stuff like that
giant, really bad dinosaurs that were created and posed. So yes it was
just fun and imaginative.
Tiffany: It is like just being in your backyard. I mean that’s exactly
what was happening for me. Because as a kid I was always in the backyard
with my stuffed animals and living out and climbing trees and just I was
always on, put it that way.
So that's where I put myself. The best was having the director Mary
Lambert say okay look, I know there's a huge gator that you can't see
but it's huge.
And you're saying oh look, look at the gator and some other kind of
semi-cheesy lines. But I really want to see that in your eyes.
Deborah Gibson: Yes. Mary was so great at giving us...
Tiffany: So that was like the best instruction.
Deborah Gibson: Yes. She was great at - with all due respect to Tiffany
and I, previous Syfy movies, the other megas and all that but, I think
this had more thanks to Mary, and did have more of a focused tone.
Deborah Gibson: Not to make it sound like Shakespeare but it just she
really did I think create a world in which all - we were all seeing the
same things and feeling the same level of fear.
And, as they say in acting class it's like not funny to the actors,
funny to the audience.
So the more we committed to the fact that we were really seeing these
creatures I mean I think that’s what’s going to make it the most fun for
the audience to watch.
Scott Katz: I'm looking forward into the future. I know Debbie you've
done a lot of theater here in the United States and in England. So you
have any plans to do anymore?
And Tiffany I'm not quite as sure about you but you also - would you
also be interested in doing live theater, musical theater, or acting of
Deborah Gibson: I'm waiting for the phone to ring for them to call us to
do Velma and Roxy together in Chicago. I'm just saying.
I'd like to do more. I think I’ll do theater my whole life. Women like
Patty LuPone and Betty Buckley, I mean they’re as much heroes to me as
Elton John and Billy Joel.
With that said unless it’s something really, really amazing or
originating a roll I want to focus on my music and I'm doing a new album
also this year so that’ll be the prime focus.
Tiffany: I would love to do something on Broadway. That's one thing with
Deborah I went - I've seen you twice...
Deborah Gibson: Yes.
Tiffany: ...on Broadway and she's amazing. And so it's always funny
because I always bring my son and he never comes to anything I do but
he'll go to see Debbie Gibson.
But, that's definitely something I would love to do. And I'm going to be
seeking that out. Musically again, I'm doing the new album this year and
doing a lot of touring off of that.
But I have a lot of goals and dreams and things that I want to do. I
want to continue in the acting world. I'd love to do more Syfy. I'm just
really such a fan and there's just so much more that now I'm addicted so
there's no stopping me.
Deborah Gibson: Yes and that's another good point. You were asking me
earlier for advice for young people in the business and stuff.
Stay open to doing all these things and be versatile and make sure your
chops are developed in every area because to have a long sustainable
career that's why Tiffany and I are still here doing this because we’ve
been able to be versatile and do new things.
And for me I know when the music trends were doing one thing I was able
to go do Broadway. There's no role I want to do on Broadway. Here we are
doing this Syfy film.
It's like you can always be challenged and be working and enjoying and
that there's never a dull moment...
Deborah Gibson: ...and it isn't like it's so great to hear Tiffany say,
after 22, 23 years in the business it’s like oh my God I've got this
whole new chapter of dreams and goals and all of that, and I'm in the
And that's so cool because we could be sitting here, going ho-hum all
right, time to pack it in.
Tiffany: Well and I think too, that there’s something about when it's in
your blood as an artist. I know for me there's never been a plan B. I've
Deborah Gibson: Me too.
Tiffany: ...singing since I was a little girl. I'm so thankful that it
worked out because I drove my family nuts.
Add I'm constantly not driving myself crazy like what am I going to do,
that panic situation. It's I really am dreaming. I have dreams and goals
and things that I can see myself wanting to do. And I've always been
So there's never a ho-hum moment for me. There's times that things don't
work out the way I planned but such is life. And especially I think it's
magnified maybe in this industry. You have to be resilient for that.
But, as an artist it's like I will sing even if I'm just in my shower.
It's got to come out. So, to be able to have these opportunities I think
that's why I'm always think it sounds great. It sounds fun and it sounds
like I can grow as a person.
So I'm always thankful and I never - same thing what Debbie was saying.
I never have a closed mind about things.
Scott Katz: Thanks for you - for doing this call with us today and good
luck in the future. I'm sure good things are going to happen for both of
you and I'll hand it off to the next caller.
Deborah Gibson: Thank you.
Operator: Our next question comes from the line of Amy Harrington with
Pop Culture Passionistas. Please go ahead.
Amy Harrington: Hi. Thanks for talking to us today. I'm actually here
with my sister Nancy. She's my writing partner.
Deborah Gibson: Cool.
Tiffany: Hey Nancy. Hi.
Amy Harrington: Hello.
Deborah Gibson: Hello.
Amy Harrington: So we actually want to start sort of at the beginning of
the movie and find out how you got involved with the film and, you know,
the casting process?
Deborah Gibson: Well I want to ask Tiffany now that I have her on the
phone I heard a rumor Tif that you put the idea in everybody's heads to
maybe do one together. Is that true?
Tiffany: I did. I did. You can thank me later or not.
Deborah Gibson: No I love it. I'm so thankful.
Tiffany: I mean I...
Deborah Gibson: I love it.
Tiffany: ...I think it was really good. Deborah had done Mega Shark
which now, all these years later we have a lot of mutual friends and a
lot of fans on my Facebook, her Facebook.
So I think both of us are still very plugged into what the other person
is doing. And so I was and I saw Mega Shark. I was like oh cool, again
being a Syfy fan I thought that's really awesome.
Then Mega Piranha came my way. I read the script and I thought I would
love to do this. And I think I kind of want to do it for my fans as well
but also my son who’s 18, that's one of the only things we watch
So it kind of was a cringe for him and a fun thing for me. So I went
ahead and I did Mega Piranha.
And then when I was in New York both films were very successful. I just
wanted to come by the Syfy offices and say thank you for the
opportunity, meet everyone.
And as we were just talking and kind of brainstorming a little bit, the
subject came up about Deborah and I may be doing something together.
And I leapt at the chance. I said if you guys can make that happen I
think our fans would love it. I know I would love it. I would love to do
And we've yet to be able to really do something together. And everybody
thinks it’s going to be musical but yet we've never really been on the
same page with that just for other projects and it just doesn’t seem to
But maybe this is something that we really could do to gather and it
would be fun, so kind of pushing the issues a little bit. And by the
time I walked out of the office everybody was on board and now we just
have to call Debbie.
Amy Harrington: That’s...
Tiffany: So I was so glad when she said yes and it all came true.
Amy Harrington: That's really great.
Deborah Gibson: So yes for me I just basically got a call one day. And I
was almost waiting for that call. But when I knew, obviously I did the
most - are you hearing the same crackling I’m hearing? I don’t know if
it’s just me? Oh wait.
Tiffany: Yes, no I have it too.
Deborah Gibson: Okay. I knew that when I did one and then she did one I
figured at some point that it might come up. And yes same thing. I was
like oh my God. I did go through a process with that. I thought is it
too gimmicky? Will people start putting us in the same (unintelligible)
all the time? What will...
And at the end of the day it just came down to what Tiffany said, and
let's not overanalyze this. This is going to be a blast and it's going
to be giving people what they want and we’re going to have a great time.
And I did a lot of projects this last year. And I just actually recently
sent Tiffany an email saying that I really feel the most fun I had was
working on this movie. It was the highlight of my year. It was so much
fun I went into withdrawal when it was over.
Tiffany: It was kind of sad. It was like oh what do
Deborah Gibson: I really - yes.
Tiffany: ...for us - I mean for me it was really just because, going
back everybody's always thought that there was this rivalry thing.
And then to be able to be sitting with her on set and just talk and talk
about the next things that we want to accomplish and my son and, her
relationship and just food and just all the normal things that people
get a chance to talk about to really...
Deborah Gibson: Yes.
Tiffany: ...get to know that person was a highlight for me because I
walked away going, there's a person that I have photos with all
throughout my house people (unintelligible) that happened.
Tiffany: But I can actually say we’re friends now...
Deborah Gibson: Yes.
Tiffany: ...I know something about her which it was - I think that was
Deborah Gibson: I do too. This is a funny story actually. I recently
read that Fergie does this too. I bring everything to my therapist.
I'm like do you think this would be good for me? What do we think? He
actually said to me, tell me about Tiffany's character. Like is she a
woman of great character?
And I said she is a woman of great character. He goes then you should do
it. Because that, ...
Tiffany: Well thank you.
Deborah Gibson: ...it is important that we really bonded and had a good
time and had a shared work ethic, which we did.
I think we do have all that. And I think we are both very “normal
people” who take pride in having our real personal lives. And she's a
mom, a great mom and that's a huge juggling act.
I think we did really enjoy getting to know that about each other. But I
think we have a mutual respect for each other as just as women at this
Tiffany: Definitely. I mean...
Deborah Gibson: Yes.
Tiffany: ... also it's like we’re different. We've always been
different. And at times that was probably, I can say at 16, 17 that was
a struggle for me because it was - she was so different from me.
But as an adult I look at that and I’ve watched things that Deborah has
done and I admire that. And I'm like oh okay, different is okay.
Deborah Gibson: Yes.
Tiffany: And together...
Deborah Gibson: I'm the cheesy one. You can say it, no.
Tiffany: ...stand as this ultimate person because I'm a survivor. I have
quirkiness about me. I had a whole different upbringing.
And so what I'm going to say and what she's going to say but if you
blend that together I think you get some really great advice on life and
also about how to be a woman in this industry long term and about the
passion of being an artist.
And we really bring this whole, this really kind of full circle opinion
on things which is really nice to be able to acknowledge that now.
Amy Harrington: Great well thank you so much for today and good luck
with the movie.
Deborah Gibson: Thank you.
Operator: Our next question comes from the line of Daedrian McNaughton
with Premier Guide Miami. Please go ahead.
Daedrian McNaughton: Hi guys. How are you doing today?
Deborah Gibson: Good thanks.
Tiffany: Hi. Fine, thank you.
Daedrian McNaughton: You guys are playing too nice. Come on some fight,
Deborah Gibson: Just in the movie. See the movie.
Daedrian McNaughton: Yes that’s what I wanted to find out to. Are we
going to see any catfights between both of you?
Deborah Gibson: Oh in the movie?
Tiffany: No, not unless she's wearing some fabulous shoes I don't have
or something. That’s the only time now that I think we’re going to have
spats if there is one because we both have a sense for fashion so...
Deborah Gibson: Oh my God. No, we did a sitting. We didn't even fight
over who's going to get what clothes. I know it's very sad. I'm sorry we
don't hate each other more.
Daedrian McNaughton: Are you guys going to try to create stuff? I have a
feeling that we’re going to be set up at some point in the next like
Deborah Gibson: I know.
Daedrian McNaughton: It’s fine that you guys have patched things up.
And, you know, are you healed from all of what happened back in the
day's, the rivalry?
Deborah Gibson: Again, I don't know if you've been on the whole call but
what healing up? What patching up? What's the whole...
Tiffany: Yes we never dated the same guy. There was no really intense
Deborah Gibson: No. No there was no - yes.
Daedrian McNaughton: Okay...
Deborah Gibson: Oh who was going to talk? I don't even know.
Daedrian McNaughton: Young age.
Deborah Gibson: Awkward silence, somebody say something. There was
really never any rivalry to speak of. That was all kind of - when
(Britney) and (Christina) came out it was who do you like better?
And I remember again thinking okay we’re pitting like a super vocalist
against a kind of dancer performer.
They are so not similar. The only thing they have in common is their
age. Why are we forcing people to choose one?
And I used to always think also fans can own more than one record. So
why can't they like both of us and go to both - why does there have to
be a favorite?
I just never understood that whole thing. I understood it from the point
of media sensation but I didn't really understand it.
And so yes, we are good. But again we’re just kind of playing out what -
the supposed rivalry for the fans that kind of imagine there was, still
want to believe there was and they'll enjoy seeing this play out on
Daedrian McNaughton: You guys were both (stars) when you were young. Can
you somewhat relate to Justin Bieber and his success right now in some
Tiffany: Oh definitely. I mean, for me I was having the time of my life.
It looks like he is as well.
Every interview - he's actually one of my favorite young stars right
now. And I just love watching him because he does look like he's having
the time of his life.
And there's something that I guess for myself that I wish if I could go
back I would've changed but it was a different time.
When Deborah and I were coming out I think a lot of people wanted to
discredit our talents. They wanted to say well, there's the whole Wizard
of Oz thing. There's somebody behind the magic curtain that’s producing
your vocals and you can't really sing and you're really not as talented
and you don't have a mind of where you really want to be.
And I think with Justin Bieber when I watch him he's getting to be this
great entertainer and also a kid and have fun with it. And he doesn't
have to worry about having always the right answer or having to sing
everything so perfectly.
He is getting to have a chance to own his success and also grow up at
the same time which is wonderful.
I think that probably the industry at this point if there's one thing
that we've done right is especially in his case is that we've allowed
that to happen.
Operator: And Debbie has disconnected. We’re dialing out to her now.
Gary Morgenstein: Okay could you put a question through for Tiffany?
Tiffany: Hi guys.
Operator: Our next question comes from the line of Joshua Maloni with
Niagara Frontier Publications. Please go ahead with your question.
Joshua Maloni: Hi Tiffany. And hi Debbie if you’re back.
Deborah Gibson: I'm back my - yes.
Tiffany: There she is.
Deborah Gibson: I got kicked off. Here I am.
Joshua Maloni: Thank you both for your time today.
Deborah Gibson: It was Tiffany. She pulled the plug. No.
Tiffany: That's right. There’s your gossip for the day you guys.
Deborah Gibson: We’re starting a (cheap) - yes. Anyway, hi there.
Joshua Maloni: So the two of you have talked about the importance of
being versatile. But talk about, you know, a lot of actors and musicians
are versatile but they're not all relevant.
The two of you have remained relevant all these years. What's sort of
the secret to that?
Deborah Gibson: First of all thank you. I feel like, the relevant thing
comes and goes.
It's funny it's like ten years after releasing my first record I wasn't
cool. And then when 20 years goes by you’re relevant again and you’re
cool again. And things are just circular.
So I think the key, it's like take a lesson from Cher. If you just keep
doing what you do and wait for the type of comeback around instead of
kind of selling out trying to be who you're not and chasing trends, I
think if you just do your thing and you stay in the game long enough
that that relevance thing just keeps coming back around.
And I think that both Tiffany and I live in the real world. I know
there's always the image from back in the day of pop princesses living
in the bubble kind of a thing.
I'll speak for myself but also even just in hearing Tiffany's new music
and her writing I think we both have lived a lot of life and we will
continue to live a lot of real life which keeps us connected to real
And then you can always be relevant. You're always going to be writing
about things that people are actually living as opposed to...
Deborah Gibson: ...being kind of far removed.
Tiffany: And I think that’s the whole thing is just live. For me I don't
think about trying to chase down the success that I once had.
I just do what’s natural to me. I enjoy the process. There's times that
I do sit back and go wow, would I really want all that craziness? As
great as it is it's a lot. It's a big commitment to be on top of the
charts and to just be everything to everybody all at once.
Sometimes for me now I'm kind of like, I would love that because
musically that's successful.
But it's a tall order as a person whereas doing an album and then
getting to go off and do projects and going home and being a mom and all
this other stuff that I do with just living is a nice balance for me.
Projects that I do now it’s like I really put my whole heart and soul
into it. And I also have some say and control in it.
And it's great to see some of this stuff that goes even further than I
had imagined and to be a part of that process whereas sometimes when you
have the instant success it’s just this thing rolling down the hill and
you’re just kind of going along with the flow.
Deborah Gibson: Well that’s what (unintelligible) right. When you're
younger it takes you for a ride. And I think as you get older you can
actually do things on your own terms of little more and be in a little
bit more control of that ride.
Deborah Gibson: Yes, yes. And again...
Tiffany: I don't think you can really sit back and try to -- not to cut
you off -- but I don't think you can sit back and try to chase things.
You have to just be and just live and like Deborah was saying, share in
all these great examples that we both admire, just kind of do their
thing and then they come full circle back around.
One of my biggest people that I look up to his Bette Midler, Stevie
Nicks, people that have had quite the years but they're always creating.
That's kind of a chance to recharge your batteries and hopefully come
back and have this renewed spirit about you.
Joshua Maloni: You know, when we look at somebody like Lindsay Lohan for
example I feel like despite what she’s gone through is that she now has
sort of a certain level of freedom in that, you know, whatever she does
or stars in, you know, she can take the opinion that well people are not
going to like me. They’re going to bad things about me regardless.
But, you know, the two of you are very well liked. You've avoided major
controversies. Is it more difficult when you are sort of well liked? Is
it more difficult? Is there more pressure to not disappoint your fans?
Deborah Gibson: Well yes I think it's funny because both Tiffany and I
did Playboy for example. And you consider that. You say oh God people
like to think of us as, virginal little teenagers and will this offend
And so there is more to think about when you do have a “likable” persona
if you will. It's almost easier to be scandalous and disliked you're
right, because you then can kind of get away with anything you want.
But with that said, I think you take that into consideration but then
you can't be restricted either by carrying so much what people are going
to think and so much like protecting some image or some persona that you
had 100 years ago.
Everybody grows, changes, evolves. So I remember when Playboy came up I
thought oh my God, like I proclaimed back in the day that nudity is bad
and I would never do Playboy.
But, if we all lived by things we said when we were 16 we would never
Deborah Gibson: ... It definitely is its own challenge when you are
likable and you do have a “certain image.”
But for me I've chosen to not get stuck in that or let that really
affect my choices to any great degree because at the end of the day I
have to be happy with my choices and then people can like it or not.
And luckily people have been very respectful of the fact that I do make
my choices and stand by them. And then people whether they like them or
not they’d still support the choices and me and similarly for Tiffany
but Tiffany can tell you more about that.
Tiffany: Well I think, for me it's always been my fans have grown up. I
mean they're always great when I have somebody who's 18 and comes up and
rediscovers I Think We’re Alone Now.
And me for whatever reason maybe Fit Club and now Syfy that's always
great. But the hard-core fan who has been with me since the Mall Tour
days, that girl that bought the first jean jacket or the first Tiffany
album she's now married with kids or has had divorces or is a full-time
workaholic like me. There is so much more to bond with that person.
So anything that I choose to do I think that it may not be of their
liking but they get it. And I'm so grateful for my fans for allowing me
to do those kinds of things.
Because I talk about it a lot even when I hit the wall, I'm pretty open
about whoops, you know? And that's just something that a relationship
I've always kept with my fans and hopefully new fans to come.
So for me it's kind of like we’re all growing. We’re all changing. Doing
Playboy a lot of people were like well, that's not the way I see you and
there's just some issues with that.
But as I explain myself as an adult woman and isn't this awesome and I'm
with a great bunch of women who’ve graced the cover of Playboy and what
an honor really as a woman.
There's a lot of women that by the end of the conversation go well I
have to be honest with you I mean I wouldn't do it but I could get it.
Deborah Gibson: Right.
Tiffany: That is pretty fabulous. I’d just be too afraid. And that's a
whole different thing.
So, once you've kind of explained why and what your head was going
through and what it is, an honor -- I'm sure Deborah feels the same way
-- it's an honor to be asked to do that.
When I'm 60 I'm going to look back at that and go yes I was hot for a
moment in my life.
Joshua Maloni: Thank you ladies for your time. I appreciate it. Good
luck with the movie.
Deborah Gibson: Thank you.
Tiffany: Thank you. Enjoy.
Operator: Our next question comes from the line of Sammi Turano with
TVGrapevine. Please go ahead with your question.
Sammi Turano: Hello ladies. It's an honor to speak to both of you. I
listened to all of you growing up.
Deborah Gibson: Thank you.
Tiffany: Thank you.
Sammi Turano: Actually I used to sing Out of the Blue to my brother when
he was a baby. So if you want to picture a little 4-year old bouncing
around to that that was me.
Deborah Gibson: Oh cute.
Sammi Turano: Anyway - thank you. My question for you guys is who are
your biggest inspirations and who would you want to duet with most of
Tiffany: Go for it. You go first.
Deborah Gibson: Did you say who would we want to work with or write
with? I missed the last part.
Sammi Turano: Yes work with the most?
Deborah Gibson: Not to state the obvious, but for me everybody in my
genre wants to work with Dr. Luke. Personally because I think he's
probably the craftiest pop writer of our time.
And again speaking - talking about being relevant, that's part of what
keeps me relevant too is working with current people.
I have a camp that I do called Electric Youth and I write with a lot of
these kids. And they keep me relevant because they're 15, 16 years old.
They just hear music differently and see things differently.
But growing up I idolized the piano man singer songwriters like Elton
John and Billy Joel and the Broadway women like Bette Midler, Barbra
Streisand -- people like that.
Iit's funny because my career has ended up being kind of a hybrid of
those. You could see all those influences.
But yes and mention people like Cher. Women, especially women that are
survivors and that have - just somebody's talking in the background.
It’s very distracting.
Sammi Turano: Oh sorry yes my - okay can you hear me now?
Deborah Gibson: Okay yes. Yes it stopped okay. But yes, I got to work
with the late great Eartha Kitt in the tour of the musical Cinderella.
She was an idol of mine. She was kicking her leg over her head still at
76 years old. I mean people that go through all these phases in their
careers and come out on top and remain youthful into their later years
we know that those of the examples I always use and the people that I
Sammi Turano: Wonderful.
Tiffany: And for me, I would love to work with Stevie Nicks who's been
my ultimate favorite forever.
Emmylou Harris which now I'm moving to Nashville and actually her bass
player Chris Donahue just produced my latest single so I have an in that
seems to be somewhat hopeful which I'm over the moon about.
Sammi Turano: That would be great.
Tiffany: And unfortunately Tina Marie was somebody that I really always
was inspired by and cried so much when she passed away just recently.
And I just kept thinking I never even got a chance to meet her, you
So, for me that was a lesson that sometimes you can't make these things
happen but definitely, always maybe try to pursue them a little harder.
If just standing in the room when Tina Marie was singing some of her
shows -- I went to many of her concerts -- and just having that energy
in the room I would always go home and up my game, and be inspired even
more to work harder at my career to be a better songwriter and as a
vocalist to just kind of live outside the box a little bit.
As far as male entertainers I would love to work with Bono. I mean
definitely he's one of my favorites. And the U2 sound is something
that's so unique. And I think he's just an awesome person as well. So I
would love to meet him and work with him and also Robert Plant.
Tiffany: I - and one more. I wanted to add one more, Rob Thomas is -
he's a pal of mine and someone I admire. I'd love to write and/or do a
duet with him.
Sammi Turano: Sounds good.
Tiffany: I think this inspired me to put it out there because I realize
I hadn’t put that out there and he's my pal and I don't even think I’ve
said it to him so putting it out there.
Sammi Turano: Wow sounds good. Well thank you ladies.
Tiffany: Thank you.
Deborah Gibson: Thank you.
Operator: Our next question comes from the line of Kristen Clarke with
Popculturemadness.com. Please go ahead with your question.
Kristen Clarke: Hi ladies. Thank you so much for taking the time to
speak with us today.
Tiffany: Thank you.
Deborah Gibson: No problem. That sounds right up your alley with the
name of your...
Kristen Clarke: Of course. So I was curious, you know, is there any
special preparations that you had to do for the role in Mega Python
Deborah Gibson: I went and played with some snakes at the local nature
preserve. I mean pretty much that was my goal and I ended up not having
to really handle a lot of snakes. But I did want to find something
likable about them, some reason why I was going to bat for them.
And, physically I wanted to get in shape. But I almost wanted - I almost
intentionally went for kind of a scrawny look because I think I was like
channeling (Nicole Richie) when she was at her hippy chic I'm an
Kristen Clarke: Okay.
Deborah Gibson: ...moment in time.
Because it's like it's a type. It's a stereotype. I'm so wired and I'm
so into fighting for animal rights that who has time to eat. I just
thought it would be kind of a funny stereotype to play with.
And basically that's it. There wasn't a whole lot of time that we had
with the script. The final script was coming in two days before
shooting. That's kind of it for me.
Tiffany: Yes, I would like to say it was more in depth for me. And, I
handled a baby alligator but that was just because I thought it was cool
There wasn't some kind of method that I was going through to prepare for
my role unfortunately. But for me I just kind of jumped in, both feet on
I again, I’m a huge Syfy fan. And now I'm kind of addicted. And so I
just showed up ready to work. I was thrilled when they had chosen Mary
Lambert as the Director because I'm a huge fan.
Syfy is awesome to work with. They're great people. Working with Asylum
the production company, I did Mega Python and I did Piranha with them.
So they're kind of like extended family at this point. So it was just
showing up going what are we going to do today.
Deborah Gibson: Yes...
Tiffany: I really wanted to keep...
Deborah Gibson: ...preparation was, yes.
Tiffany: Not really it was just more, kind of feeling out Debbie I guess
and kind of - everybody kind of expected this whole okay well we’ll just
take this and tippy toe of how we handle them.
And that was really funny to me because I was like I think we'll be
okay. I mean I don't really know but...
Deborah Gibson: I’m like we’re fine. Yes we’re the least of it.
Tiffany: We’re going to be good.
Deborah Gibson: There was more drama with the stylist than there was
Tiffany: They were more afraid of us than the pythons and the gators. I
don't get it.
Deborah Gibson: So yes I think Tiffany's right. The biggest part of the
preparation was to go in with an open mind ready for anything, game for
everything which is how we both showed up every day. We were just both
excited and ready for action.
Kristen Clarke: Well that's great. I mean it sounds like you guys had an
absolutely great time on the set. And, you know, I know you spoke
earlier about some upcoming projects for both of you.
I know Debbie you have an overseas tour coming up and Tiffany...
Deborah Gibson: Yes.
Kristen Clarke: ...did I see a - I see a Delaware show coming up
actually. That's our hometown.
Tiffany: Yes. I’m coming to your neck of the woods. I'm excited about
it. I'm really excited about it. Actually this year I'll be doing a lot
more touring with my band.
So I've always loved the track shows. And, I always listen to the fans.
And I went onto this whole dance journey for the last probably ten years
and I enjoyed every bit of it.
But I feel I shine more with a full band and doing the new music which
again is something that I've been on a journey to do for about 15 years
So this is really my coming-out party of where I feel I belong and this
year just kind of go out and make it all happen.
So they'll be a lot of tours for me (or a date) added to the tour this
year. And it's all going to be live country music. Country I've got it
my own way country blues still with that rock type...
Deborah Gibson: It’s so great if I can rave about Tif’s song. It's a
song she did for the movie. As I went on - I bought it on iTunes and
left a comment. It really is like I was oh this is Tiffany in her
element doing what she was born to do. That's the feeling it is.
And it’s true, you kind of go full circle. You dabble in different
genres. We all make some music to kind of okay well they gay fans are
out there and they want the dance hits and so we’ll do that or whatever
And you kind of adapt but there is this core if you're a writer and
you’re a singer there’s usually some style that really resonates at the
core of who you are.
And from what I could hear of Tiffany's new music she's at that place
which that's just always the best feeling in the world.
Tiffany: Oh thank you.
Kristen Clarke: Congratulations.
Tiffany: I think that's probably one thing with us is that musically we
haven't been able to collaborate because Deborah's got the new - well
you’ve got Snake Charmer out. And that's great...
Deborah Gibson: Yes.
Tiffany: ...that’s fun. It's up-tempo, it's dance. And like I said with
my favorite album of hers has always been the Broadway.
And any time she plays piano I'm like okay wish I could do that. So, I
think it's at this point in our lives we’re really living out the people
that we look up to, hers being Billy Joel. She plays beautifully and she
can sit down and play this beautiful ballad and sing.
And mine is like having the full band and being out on the road and
dressing like a gypsy like Stevie Nicks.
Deborah Gibson: Yes your...
Tiffany: So I think it’s great that we’ve both arrived and that we’re
really able to do the things that make us who we are as artists.
Kristen Clarke: That's great. Well thank you very much for your time.
Deborah Gibson: Thank you.
Tiffany: Thank you.
Operator: Our next question comes from the line of Ann Morris with
AirlockAlpha. Please go ahead with your question.
Ann Morris: Hi ladies. How are you today?
Deborah Gibson: Good. How are you?
Tiffany: Fine thank you.
Ann Morris: I'm doing great. I wanted to ask you, both of you have
mentioned things about liking Syfy. I know Debbie you mentioned watching
Land of the Lost and Tiffany you’ve been saying I love Syfy.
So I'm really curious as to what kinds of science fiction or fantasy
books or programs you guys enjoy?
Deborah Gibson: Well to be honest I'll jump in first because my answer
is probably shorter than Tiffany's. Other than like Land of the Lost or
whatever, I've not been as familiar with the genre.
When I got called to do Mega Shark I even said, I'm not that overly
familiar with Syfy but let me read the script.
And then I just fell in love with how over the top it was and how
imaginative it was. So for me it's like this has been probably my
biggest introduction to Syfy. And now I'm a fan.
I feel like this kind of opened up a whole new world for me. So yes I
didn't really grow up - I grew up in a house full of girls and musical
Tiffany: I've always been a tomboy and I've always loved like I mean,
start out Star Wars -- big fan. So, I've always loved things with
creatures and monsters.
And then if they can be on a planet somewhere battling it out that’s
even better, like vampires and fate kind of thing. It's awesome.
Deborah Gibson: Oh God.
Tiffany: So, I'm a big fan of right now we were just having this
conversation earlier and I love Being Human. That's this new Syfy show.
Ann Morris: Oh yes.
Tiffany: And I watched the British version of that.
Ann Morris: Yes...
Tiffany: But now...
Ann Morris: I did too.
Tiffany: ...to have it here in America and I was talking about the
change that they made with the ghost character how she didn't die
tragically because in the British version she dies tragically. Her
fiance kills her.
Ann Morris: Yes.
Tiffany: And this version here she just falls down a flight of stairs
and dies. And I said I have to tell you guys though that is a little
like close to home because I trip down my stairs all the time. So that’s
one thing that freaked me out a little bit but I do like it wasn't so
And I was a huge Gattaca fan. And then that's not there anymore so we
won't talk about that bitter pill to swallow.
But I've been promised other things to come from Syfy so I'm really
excited. I love my ultimate favorite as far as like scary monsters or
whatever are vampires. I know their ghoulish and kind of, not what we
all aspire to be but there's a sex appeal to them as well.
Ann Morris: Yes that's actually a well-known thing among science fiction
fans, you know, vampires are supposed to be kind of sexy and kind of
scary at the same time.
I have another question. This is kind of like a trivia question because
I was looking on IMDb and reading about the movie.
And I was looking at the full cast and crew credits. And I noticed
Mickey Dolenz’s name in there.
Ann Morris: Now is Mickey Dolenz really there? And is he going to be
hard for us to spot? Is it going to be a where's Waldo for us?
Tiffany: No. There’s a whole event that revolves around him being the
star. He's like the star of the show. So no it's not like a hidden
cameo. He's right there.
And they were looking for somebody to kind of be that person and
brainstorming tons of names. And when that name came up we were all like
He's a great guy. And he's another guy like, talk about being relevant,
he's always out there doing his thing.
You see him in person you're like oh my God it’s Mickey Dolenz. It's -
he’s incredibly cool.
Deborah Gibson: Yes, yes.
Ann Morris: Well that's my generation. I'm actually old enough to be you
guy's mom, my generation. My - one of my high school presents was a
ticket to see the Monkeys in concert so...
Tiffany: Oh you will love this. You'll love this then.
Ann Morris: I’m going to be looking for that.
Tiffany: Well and I was a huge monkeys fan. So to be standing next to
him - I've met him before but it never goes away that thrill of...
Deborah Gibson: It doesn't.
Tiffany: Yes, one of my very first shows actually opened for him at I
think it was in Naples, Florida at the - I think at the zoo funny
We have an animal connection. But yes I opened for the Monkeys and we
still talk about that to this day. It’s so funny. So I credit him.
Ann Morris: Yes it's a cool feeling?
Tiffany: So yes, yes it was great. And he is, he was wonderful to work
with. And when his name came up it was like, a no brainer. I mean people
still recognize him and he’s still very active and he’s such a nice guy
that it just was, a complete package.
Ann Morris: Well that's really great to hear. I've always read and heard
that he was a nice guy. And I wish you guys a lot of luck with this. I
believe that I have one more little question. And would you guys be open
to being in a science fiction series?
Deborah Gibson: Well I would.
Tiffany: I would too. See like that's the type - kind of thing that
comes up that you just don't expect. Oh that's a cool idea.
Ann Morris: Is Syfy listening on the channel right now because yes,
Deborah Gibson: That sounds like a lot of fun actually.
Tiffany: We’ll do that part of the year and then do our music and tour
the other part.
Ann Morris: Well how about his science fiction musical, why not?
Deborah Gibson: That could be scary.
Tiffany: That could be fun.
Deborah Gibson: That’s interesting.
Ann Morris: They did it on Buffy.
Deborah Gibson: (Unintelligible) writing, yes.
Ann Morris: They did it on Buffy.
Deborah Gibson: Mega Shark, I kept turning it into Mega Shark The
Ann Morris: Yes there you go.
Deborah Gibson: Here comes the marine.
Ann Morris: Thank you very much.
Deborah Gibson: Yes, okay.
Ann Morris: Thank you. Thank you so much. And I'm going to let somebody
else have a turn now.
Deborah Gibson: Okay thank you.
Tiffany: Thank you.
Operator: And our next question comes from the line of Monica Garske
with AOL News. Please go ahead with your question.
Monica Garske: Hi Tiffany. Hi Debbie. Thanks for doing this.
Deborah Gibson: Hi.
Monica Garske: Hi. So the last question about the musical Syfy kind of
is a perfect segue into one of my questions.
I was wondering if when you guys signed up for the project if you ever
push for having any songs in this movie or making it, you know, a mini
Deborah Gibson: Well I don't think it would’ve been appropriate if our
characters busted out into song. But, it's the idea of us doing music
for it was always floating around or doing something together, possibly
musically as Tiffany mentioned earlier. We’re so different musically
that that became a little more complicated.
But as you might know, may or may not know we did end up, me in the 11th
hour I literally wrote and produced a song about a week and a half ago.
We ended up both contributing songs to the movie.
Monica Garske: Cool.
Deborah Gibson: Yes.
Monica Garske: Okay. Perfect. And then I also wanted to ask you guys
what were respectively for each of you the most memorable part of
filming this movie?
I mean I know you mentioned the whip cream and banana pie underneath the
table moment. Anything else?
Deborah Gibson: Tif.
Tiffany: That was probably most memorable for me. As an actress probably
my breakdown crying scene. I wanted to kind of get that right and I
wanted to use real tears. I wanted to really go there.
So, I mean yes it’s Syfy and that wasn't really something that was maybe
required at that time.
But I came wanting to learn. I mean acting is something I want to do
more of. And so I know people aren't looking at this maybe going, I can
see a vision for her.
But for me I wanted to know that I could do. So there was a part there
where my fiance dies. And I took a minute and I said just let me go
there for a second because I don't want people to throw something in my
eyes and make me cry.
I feel I can bring it out. And I was very proud of myself that I could.
And that it...
Deborah Gibson: Yes she went there.
Tiffany: ...you know, that it happened naturally.
Monica Garske: Thank you.
Deborah Gibson: Really - she really went there. I mean for me too like
the - seriously - and there might be Syfy - I don't know how many people
are on this call. But I kept joking that there were a bunch of men
sitting around at Syfy saying we want Tiffany and Debbie Gibson to rub
whip cream on each other's breasts. How can we make that happen?
Well we’ll create a movie around it. No but anyway it's...
Man: I deny that...
Deborah Gibson: What?
Man: That's not true but...
Deborah Gibson: And Tiffany has fabulous breasts so it was perfect. But
really that seriously was probably the funniest most memorable day.
I mean we were just - we were standing around all day in this gross
crusty whip cream and banana cream pies and stuff. And again it just
really kind of harkened back to like the Dynasty days. And, it really -
that really was a blast.
So that stands out.
Deborah Gibson: And yes I mean I think Tiffany had the more emotionally
challenging role. And again people might not be thinking oh we’re tuning
in to see real emotion in this movie.
But there actually is real emotion. And there is real acting happening.
And I know, Tiffany really went there. She had a really hard job with
So I really enjoyed watching her work. I mean because there is actual
real acting happening. And anybody who tunes in and gets that will
probably offer her another movie from it.
So there is this really great combo in the film again of the effects and
the camp and the (kitch). But there actually are real characters feeling
real emotions too which is great which takes it to the next level.
Monica Garske: And then I also wanted to ask you, I mean you talked a
little bit about working with the CG creatures and everything.
Do you guys recall any like funny mishaps on the set during those
moments where you really had to tap into the imagination?
Deborah Gibson: I mean it was all funny like, you know, again it was all
funny and not. But we had to find a way to not make it not silly.
Monica Garske: Right.
Deborah Gibson: Because you're running for your life through the swamp
from this fake creature.
And I know a friend of mine happened to get cast in the movie who’s from
an acting class and so we kind of speak the same lingo.
And we were just very much placing this creature in the same place and
making sure that we were kind of seeing something real and there was
real fear involved.
And, it's wild. And at some points people got eaten by the fake
creatures or whatever and you had to react to that. And you had to go to
some place in your life where someone you love is dying.
It's like you can't at that moment think of it oh it's this fake CGI
Monica Garske: Right.
Deborah Gibson: You just have to go there.
Tiffany: Also, to be on set too with A Martinez and Kathryn Joosten. And
when Kathryn’s being lifted out of the SUV and the creatures getting -
and we’re holding on for dear life, it's like seeing that imagining all
of that happening and not making it cheesy, but making it real.
And also I don't know how Debbie felt but I was a big A Martinez fan,
like I had a major crush on him.
So when he walks up I was like...
Deborah Gibson: I was like oh my gosh I can't talk. So there's that
whole other level. And then Kathryn, what else can I say about Kathryn?
She's amazing. She has this very dry sense of humor, very cool.
But I mean she's really doing it. So it was all of those things
together. And then these creatures that you have to imagine I think for
me the hardest thing was the death scene because again, this is your big
going out in the movie. And there’s these gators like biting at you and
you’re holding on for dear life. And that was kind of the challenge for
All the other stuff was really just so much fun, oh gator, you know. It
was kind of goofy and fun. But you couldn't show that. But inside I was
But it was when you really had to be serious about it and imagine it for
real and be scared about it for real and to have that terror in your
voice, it took a little thought. It really did.
I think that we pulled it off. I really am very proud. I've seen the
trailers and I'm like oh yes okay, we look good.
Tiffany: Yes like...
Tiffany: ...wow it’s just like a real movie and everything.
Deborah Gibson: I contribute that to Mary as well.
Monica Garske: Great. Okay thank you...
Gary Morgenstein: We've got time for one more question please.
Monica Garske: ...for your answers.
Operator: Our next question comes from the line of AJ Grillo with Sci Fi
Vision. Please go ahead.
AJ Grillo: Hello ladies. Thank you for taking this call today.
Deborah Gibson: Yes.
AJ Grillo: It was weird for me. The other day I saw a commercial for the
movie and I had to check and make sure I didn't like step through a time
machine. I was like oh my God, Debbie Gibson and Tiffany.
Because I grew up when you guys were, you know, when you guys were big
hits. I guess we are running out of time here so I'll ask my question
quickly. What was probably your most favorite part or scene of working
on this movie?
Tiffany: For me it was - sorry. It was for - you would think it would be
the pie and cake scene which was like fun.
But for me it was the first scene when I was - we did the catfight when
we did the slap and we had like, you know, this dialogue and stuff.
Because that was my first time really working with Debbie and that was
my first day on set.
So I kind of came in with all these people and then we had to like
smacked it down right away and do this fake slap and tell each other
So, you know, the momentum leading up to that and on the - and just how
I think we accomplished it was so much fun for me. You know, I got more
comfortable along the way as the days progressed. But so that was my
Deborah Gibson: Yes I mean and mine was again like that scene into the
whole big food fight scene. I mean I just that for me that food fight
scene just goes down in history.
Again it’s just - it’s like, you know, Three Stooges pies in the face
but and, you know, again I just - I think probably like my most
memorable moment like if I had like a little snapshot of a moment -- and
I might've said this earlier -- I'm not sure but, you know, Tiffany and
I were like - we were ducked under a table. The stunt doubles were doing
part of the scene. We were popping up doing part of the scene.
I just remember looking at each other shaking our heads like how did we
end up here? This is the weirdest, coolest, craziest thing.
You know, it was just like two girls, yes, again like, you know, meeting
up with someone you haven't seen since high school. I mean we've seen
each other but someone you go - you have history with. And we were just
in this absurd situation. And, you know, that just made me giggle. It
stands out for me.
AJ Grillo: A lot of actors and actresses they don't like to watch
themselves on screen. How do you feel about that? Do you guys watch our
movies after you've made them or do you stay away from them?
Deborah Gibson: I normally hate it. I really do. I mean I really I don't
like - especially in film because it's a newer thing for me.
I can watch myself back on like Broadway footage or a video but film I
get a little uncomfortable. And I have to say in the looping session for
this film I was maybe for the first time ever like really I looked at it
and I went wow, I'm pleased with the way this came out. I'm happy with
my work in this. And that's a really cool feeling.
Tiffany: Yes I mean because it's Syfy and for me, I mean not to
discredit Ms. Deborah but, you know, the python and the gators are the
stars. So I couldn't wait to check it out and see what they've done with
So I don't mind watching something like this, same thing with Mega
Piranha. But on this one, you know, I think having both of us and
there's just more going on. So I'm really excited about it.
And also I have to say (Terry Groves), my makeup artist, when you're in
good hair and makeup, you don't mind watching yourself. And she really -
she hooked us up. I mean it was awesome. I'm like oh yes.
With Mega Piranha, you know, my character really wasn't - she wasn't
that kind of girl. So it was kind of nice even though I played a Park
Ranger, the party scene I hold near and dear because I got to clean up
well. So I'm very grateful for that.
Deborah Gibson: Yes we got to be a little - it was like sexy Syfy. And
we did get to be glamorous. You know, (Troy) our DP hooked us up. Mary
hooked us up. Like we - they made us look as good as can be. And it's
pretty glamorous for a Syfy movie.
Gary Morgenstein: We - I'm sorry everyone I've got to get Debbie and
Tiffany off. I want to thank everyone for joining us and remember to
watch Mega Python versus Gatoroid. It's going to be the TV movie event
of the year on Syfy Saturday, January 29 at 9:00 pm.
Thank you everyone. Thank you Tiffany and Debbie.
Deborah Gibson: Thank you all.
Tiffany: Thanks guys.
Gary Morgenstein: Bye-bye.
Deborah Gibson: Tif see you in a little while. Bye guys.
Tiffany: Okay Bye.
Deborah Gibson: Bye.
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