"I think 'Charlie's Angels'' legacy was to say there's nothing wrong with the power of girlfriends. That's what we were - girlfriends. Girlfriends are important in life to women."
About This Interview
In her two-and-a-half hour Archive interview, Jaclyn Smith discusses her early years and family life growing up in Texas. She talks of her early interest in acting and modeling and becoming the most famous of the "Breck Girls." She recalls her early acting jobs on McCloud, The Rookies and The Partridge Family. She then details getting cast on Charlie's Angels as "Kelly Garrett," alongside Farrah Fawcett and Kate Jackson. Smith comments on the explosion of popularity the show experienced after the pilot aired, and recounts working with Executive Producer Aaron Spelling and fellow cast members David Doyle and John Forsythe. She speaks of the revolving cast members of Charlie's Angels, which later included Cheryl Ladd, Tanya Roberts, and Shelley Hack, and touches on some of the controversy surrounding the series. She chronicles her reign as "the Queen of the Miniseries," appearing in Rage of Angels and other Danielle Steel and Sidney Sheldon adaptations. Amy Harrington conducted the interview on November 12, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.