Tami Stronach

The Child­like Em­press in The Never End­ing Story

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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?

Still Child­like.

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