A Chat With Lucy Dahl, Daughter of THE BFG’s Roald Dahl
I am back with another fun MOANA experience from my time in Los Angeles!
So far, I have shared my experience on the red carpet, 3 excellent reasons why you should see the movie, my interview with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Auli’i Cravalho, favorite MOANA products, THE BFG DVD/Blu-ray release and my set visit to ABC’s SPEECHLESS.
Today, I’m sharing my interview with Lucy Dahl, daughter of Roald Dahl!
As you know, Roald Dahl is the man behind THE BFG book. THE BFG movie is now available on Digital HD, Blu-ray and Disney Movies Anywhere!
ABOUT THE BFG
Disney presents a Roald Dahl classic directed by Steven Spielberg. In an imaginative tale filled with magic, wonder and unexpected friendship, a young girl is launched on an enormous adventure when she crosses paths with a mysterious being called the Big Friendly Giant.
ABOUT LUCY’S CHILDHOOD
It was really amazing growing up with Roald Dahl as my dad because everything was a fairy tale because we were sort of his lab rats, so to speak, and so he would test his ideas and his characters and people on us, although we didn’t know it at the time. We just thought that we were getting great stories and he created this whole sort of kingdom of where we lived.
This whole kind of Disneyland, and you could actually live there for a long time, I think. You’d get your food, it’s a destination resort sort of thing, and that’s what our house and garden and orchard beyond and then fields and the woods beyond, that’s what our rambling old house in the countryside of Bingham was like. It wasn’t fancy at all. We did not have a lot of money.
LUCY’S BELIEF OF THE BFG
My father worked very, very hard to get us through school. My mum was always working in America, but back to focus on the BFG, he is real to me. He lived under our apple orchards, which was beyond our garden and every single night, he would blow dreams into my sister and my bedroom, and dad would tell us a story about some idea he was brewing. Sometimes it was about the BFG, sometimes it was about some other thing that he was thinking about.
Though we didn’t know at the time. We just thought it was a story and then even in the middle of winter, even if it was snowing outside or blizzarding, we would always have to leave our little old bedroom window open a crack and our bedroom was tiny. Ophelia’s the name of my sister. She’s fifteen months older than me and our bedroom was really no smaller than this book shelf, the width of this bookshelf and about this big.
After he told us a story, he would say goodnight, and we would lay there and we would wait for the BFG to come and blow dreams into our room and sure enough, within five, I have no idea how long it was. It wasn’t long, and this band with stick would come and they’d speak to Ophelia first which annoyed me, I have to admit.
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Disclosure: Disney sponsored travel, accommodations, and activities during my stay in Los Angeles.