Thirty years ago, Back to the Future debuted and made Michael J. Fox a major movie star, but an alternate timeline where the film starred an entirely different actor – and the movie would likely not have become an instant classic – nearly existed.
Marty McFly’s girlfriend Jennifer Parker has been the dream girl of many a Back to the Future fan for 30 years. But for Claudia Wells, the actress who originally played her, the journey through the decades has been filled with a fair share of twists.
We’re still waiting on our flying cars in 2015, but as Back to the Future celebrated its 30th anniversary with a combination reunion, screening and concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday, it’s clear audiences are still feeling the “Power of Love” for the iconic film three decades later.
“We’re all used to working together, so we have a natural flow of what happens,” says the actress, 54, who collaborates with her mom, Corky, 85, and sisters Lori, 58, and Dana, 51, every holiday to cook up a family feast.