The Childlike Empress in The Never Ending Story
Tami Stronach was just 11 years old when she was cast as the Childlike empress in The Never Ending Story, her first and only hollywood movie production. Despite the film’s success, Tami quit the movies to focus on a career as a dancer and has her own dance studio in new York.
Would you ever play the role again?
Part of the reason that playing the Childlike Empress was fun is that her inside and outside don’t match. I don’t know that, at 43, I’d want to play a child, but I’d love to be in a remake!
What would she be doing now?
She’s in a different time zone than the rest of us, she lives in imagination; she’s probably still sitting on a pillow!
is there anything that was unfinished about her story?
No, but I like the idea that we have the power to change the world simply by thinking or believing something strongly enough.
Did you keep any set souvenirs?
I was supposed to get my dress but it never shipped to me. I got a bunch of Falkor stuffed animals and some funny little plastic figurines of characters.
is there anything from the film you wish was real?
I wish Falkor was real. I wouldn’t mind a ride!
What would it say on her gravestone?