I talked to Yara quite a few times, starting when she was 9 years old. Sometimes she had her brother with her, as they shared some acting projects. This interview took place at the Ponyo premiere at the El Capitan in Hollywood on July 27th, 2009.
It was always fun hearing about her new projects. She’s come a long way – you might say full circle, now playing Tinkerbell in Peter Pan & Wendy – since those red carpets where we talked about Disney movies.
This series, The Early Tapes, features a look at the very first time I talked to certain celebrities. Some were already established, others were just starting out in the business, while others were in between. With some, you’ll get a bit more of the behind the scenes banter that didn’t make the cut for my original red carpet reports.