Gaby Hoffmann, right, and Michael Cera in 'Crystal Fairy' (Photo: IFC Films)
She was a child star in "Field of Dreams,” "Uncle Buck," "This Is My Life," "Now and Then" and “Sleepless in Seattle,” as well as in TV series and a small screen version of “Freaky Friday."
But the Hollywood rat race wasn’t for Gaby Hoffmann. She went to college, became a doula (a person who helps home-birthing women when they’re in labor) and otherwise indulged her intellectual curiosity (“I spent most of the last 10 years doing very little,” she jokes).
This summer she’s back on screen, in the first of a quartet of indie films, playing the free-spirited title character opposite Michael Cera in Sebastián Silva’s Chilean travelogue “Crystal Fairy,” which opens wide in July after receiving a World Cinema Directing Award following its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.
Yahoo! Movies recently spoke with Hoffmann one-on-one about the movie, the hallucinogenic effects of the San Pedro cactus, and, ahem, pubic wigs.Read More »from Gaby Hoffmann: From Hollywood to Bohemia and (Sort of) Back Again