Tammy Stronach was just 11 years old when she starred in the famous fantasy film. She had a whole future ahead of her, but when she started getting marriage proposals and nude papers, her parents decided to protect her.
It may not be a film that has aged very well, but it is impossible not to look back with great nostalgia. Endless Storyfamous fantasy film based on the novel of the same name by Michael Ende and Released in 1984, it was a huge success in the 80s and 90s. be a part of popular culture, its original soundtrack is recognizable around the world nearly forty years later, but the film made history long before it reached classic status. At the time of its release, The feature film proved to be the most expensive ever produced outside the United States or the USSR, But his earnings also managed to quadruple his budget.
Directed by German director Wolfgang Petersen (submarine, air Force One), The Neverending Story adapted only the first part of Ende’s book, while the second was adapted into its sequel The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter and a third was produced in 1994, ten years later, with a plot unrelated to the original material.
As you’ll recall, the story was led by a 10-year-old boy, Bastian (Barrett Oliver), who ends up reading a book called The Neverending Story, which leads him to Fantasy, a kingdom that heralds the protagonist’s arrival. He needed to save his Queen (Tammy Stronach) from death, who was suffering from an illness. That protagonist was Atreyu, played by Noah Hathaway, whose adventure required Bastian’s own participation.
None of the three child characters of the unforgettable film returned for the second part and in fact, Sooner or later, they all end up leaving the world of interpretation. To focus on other things. Although Noah Hathaway and Barrett Oliver remained child actors for a time, Tammy Stronach was almost immediately thrust out of the limelight following the unexpected fame achieved by the little girl after the premiere of the film.
sides She was only 11 years old when she became child empress Endless Story And his parents were very shocked by what happened. began almost as a sport after being discovered at a ceremony in Winnie the pooh It ended with the young woman as the protagonist of a film that had won over the whole world, which meant extra attention to the girl and her family that survived them. Most uncomfortable moment: She was harassed over telephone, girl gets marriage proposals from adult men And, as he would recount at the time, he also “received offers from Hollywood to play roles that involved scenes of nudity and were totally inappropriate for his age.”
According to her mother, Ruth Stronach, the little girl was lured away from acting “to help her navigate the troubled waters of child stardom in the film industry”.
a) yes, Endless Story it was his first role And it was also the last for more than three decades.
Stronach is 50 now And his physical transformation is, obviously, remarkable. After the success of the film, the little girl continued to be involved with the arts and after graduation, she moved to New York to work as a dancer and stage actress, She even established her own company, Tammy Stronach Dance Company, in the year 2000.
Not too long ago, and unexpectedly, he made his return to cinema: he did so with the film Ultra Low, about a group of filmmakers trying to make it big in Hollywood. Similarly, the actress has spent the past few years working on writing, directing and producing her debut film: man and witch Which in its cast includes no less than Christopher Lloyd, Sean Astin, Michael Emerson and Stronach himself.