BoDukeHowever, I have a confession:  I was totally enraptured with interviewing THE BO DUKE!  (John Schneider).  I grew up watching the ‘Dukes of Hazzard,’ and, oh yes, I had a huge crush.  The whole time I was talking to him I was secretly battling with the very fact that I was actually talking to Bo Duke!  I would get caught up in the idea, then force it from my mind, get caught up, and block it away again.

While I’ve been gifted with a variety of celebrity interviews, (including boxing champ George Foreman and King of NASCAR Richard Petty) this one was of a new caliber for me, an old childhood crush.

GigiandJohnOf course, John Schneider has gone on to play a successful portfolio of characters throughout his career, as is evident in ‘Flag of My Father.’

Yet, to me, he will always be that good ol’ boy, blonde hunk that challenged the dirt roads of Hazzard County with his orange ’69 Charger, and my childhood fancies.

*Special thanks to GiGi for orchestrating the interview.  You rock girl!

John Schneider talks about his take on faith:

JohnSchneider“All I’ll tell you is I know where I’m going and I great peace in that.  I love to garden.  One of the great joys every year is watching the bulbs I planted.  I don’t know why that puts a smile on my face, but it does.  In the midst of jumping cars, doing fistfights for movies and raising Superman, I get joy out of watching the bulbs come up every year.  Only God can do that.”



Andrew Sensenig talks about how he came into his role as Benjamin in ‘Flag:’

Andrew2Andrew received the role in a package from his agent to review, and he was immediately intrigued.

“I was so drawn to the family dynamics, the faith based elements along with the veterans and armed forces.  I usually don’t directly contact a director/producer, but I felt a strong calling to reach out to (executive producer) Rodney Ray and let him know how interested I was and ask if I could get a copy of the script.  When I saw the gist of story, and the relationships, I felt drawn and wanted to be a part of it. My father died when I was young, he was 39, and I was 16, so I understand that element of loss.  I told Rodney, ‘I realize you are looking for big names, the John Schneider’s and William Devane’s, but that role of Ben, I’m just telling you, God’s telling me that I’m supposed to do that.’”

GiGi talks about her fear of hospitals and having to face that fear during the filming of ‘Flag:’

GiGiHospital“I don’t like hospitals under any circumstances.  Rodney (the executive producer) didn’t know I had hospital issues.  We literally had to spend a whole day at the hospital shooting, and I literally stayed out in my car until it was time for me to roll camera.  A lot of times they build sets for these things, I didn’t realize I was going to be in a real hospital.  I like being in the hostage room as a POW more than being in the hospital.”

GiGi Took Pivot Point Magazine to Fox News!

GiGionFoxGiGi Erneta takes Pivot Point Magazine inside the movie, “Flag of My Father,” a film that explores family dynamics and celebrates our nation’s military.  With exclusive cast interviews, we go behind the scenes and delve into private revelations about the actors that influence the characters they portray onscreen, and who they are as individuals off-screen. 
The casting, the filming, the heart of the script, it’s an incredible unfolding that is so rare in Hollywood, parts of it will leave you in awe.  While “Flag of My Father” is a movie that is sure to move you, the inside story will move you more — found only in Pivot Point Magazine.

“Flag of My Father” wins best narrative feature at GI Film Festival

WilliamandGiGiFaith-based feature “Flag of My Father,” now available on DVD across the country, was honored with the Best Narrative Feature at the Best of Film Awards ceremony of the just concluded GI Film Festival in Washington DC. One of the film’s stars, William Devane, was presented the Choice Award several days earlier.





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