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This weekend will take place the Festival of the Future, a celebration of the films in the Back to the Future series. In this edition, the event will feature two luxury guests: Harry Waters Jr., who plays the iconic Marvin Berry, and Donald Fullilove, who plays Mayor Goldie Wilson. We had the opportunity to sit down and talk with the two actors to remember a little about the beloved film, and at the same time test their knowledge about Argentina.
We invite you to watch our video interview, and below we leave you some fragments of the interview:
Ana Manson interviews Harry Waters Jr. and Donald Fullilove, who are in Argentina to be part of the Festival of the Future.
—It is, but it sounds very good. Yes. And you’ve already been here three times.
Harry Waters, Jr.: —This is the fourth time I’ve been here. It is one of the best places to see, that you can visit. I am very excited.
—So this is as if it were already your second country.
Harry Waters, Jr.: —It’s like my third home now because. Because I live in Minneapolis. I have a place in South Beach and then we can come to Buenos Aires. Okay, so how to move down the hemisphere.
-Beautiful. And what do you like most about people?
Harry Waters, Jr.: —I mean, I really had a good time. Really. Well, not just the people in this space, but the friendliest people I worked with and hung out with and the people who brought us here are also connected. I wonderfully like the people who are part of this world.
-Good. They are organizing the Festival of the Future.
Harry Waters, Jr.: —The third and all should come. If you haven’t heard of it, this will be your last chance.
Donald Fullilove: —Festival of the Future.
Harry Waters, Jr.: —It will go down in history and you can be there, tickets and everything else are still available.
Donald Fullilove: —With Marvin Berry and the mayor.
—They are going to act. They will be called directly to the stage.
Donald Fullilove: —I’m not going to tell you anything.
Harry Waters, Jr.: —You have to come and see.
-I’ll be there. And this is the last chance to see Marvin Berry live in Argentina.
Harry Waters, Jr.: —Well, at least at this moment within the framework of the Festival Del Futuro. And there will be more opportunities because people will call us back, but it will be about the community that we actually honor and celebrate, which I think is why the event works so well. Because it is a great joy to feel so much love from the people here.
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—And what do you like most about Buenos Aires? What have you had the opportunity to try?
Donald Fullilove: —Well, I was here in 2012 for the first time and I was impressed by all the good food. I mean.
-I knew you were going to say that.
Donald Fullilove: —As Harry says, people are great. Everyone, they’re so loving and welcoming, you know? Yeah, I mean, they may not be that way with everyone, but at least every time I’ve come here, they’ve been wonderful.
—They’re the Nerds, the Damn Nerds.
Harry Waters, Jr.: —We love them.
—Very welcoming people. Yes. So what did you try? Have you tried dulce de leche? Roast?
Donald Fullilove: —I haven’t tried anything today.
Harry Waters, Jr.: —Okay, I have to stop you. I was here in August. I’m sorry. My friend Matías will know. Was it dulce de leche? Oh Lord.
Donald Fullilove: —Dulce de leche, it’s like a syrup.
Harry Waters, Jr.: —It’s like, oh, you take a spoon and eat. It’s so fucking good.
—This is how you eat.
Harry Waters, Jr.: —I didn’t know something like that could exist. Yes, and I’m not a big fan of desserts, but this. They have to give me a bowl so I can eat it. So yes.
—That’s the reaction I was looking for. Yeah.
Harry Waters, Jr.: —I’m sorry. Well. Keep going.
—That’s how you react to dulce de leche, so you’ll have to try it.
Harry Waters, Jr.: —You will find it.
-Yeah. And you won’t want to go back to your country.
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Donald Fullilove: —Well, okay, let me say it. Yes. Let me tell you something. Professionally we intertwined in the eighties and early nineties in auditions and different television shows. We were never really compadres. I said well?
—Yes, compadres or colleagues.
Donald Fullilove: —Colleagues, I like that one. So in 2009 I discovered that Back to the Future was like a cult hit that everyone loved.
Donald Fullilove: —2009. I had no idea.
—You went 20 years without knowing that.
Donald Fullilove: —I had no idea. One day I was bored and I went on Google and it was the Back to the Future 2009 reunion and there was Michael Fox, Chris, Lea and a few other people. And I said, Well, wait a minute. I was in Back to the Future. How come I’m not at the meeting? It was at that moment that I began to investigate what it was about. And when I found out how popular it was, I called Harry and said, Man, you wouldn’t believe what happened.
Harry Waters, Jr.: —And I’ve been living in Minnesota because I live and teach. I just retired from teaching at McAllister College. So I left Los Angeles. He had left the business, you know, the industry. But I was still an artist and teacher. So the idea of someone in the whole world caring about what I did in 1985 was like: Really?
—So you had no idea about it.
Donald Fullilove: —Let me act out the scene for you. “Hey, it’s your cousin, man, they need to see you.”
Harry Waters, Jr.: —It was incredible to come. And the first time was in church. In 2010, and it was like, What are all these people doing here? I didn’t know you had to have photos to sign. Seriously, it wasn’t on my agenda to do that kind of work, but also to see how happy people were. Yes, that’s what has always made me very happy, is that it makes people happy.
—Yes, this movie does. And it is very comforting. We’ve seen it a million times.
Harry Waters, Jr.: —But being out of step gave me a chance to enjoy it a little fresh, because it was like I didn’t have to say, “Oh, I’m here, they need to treat me right.” Do people like that I sang that song? Yes. Thank you, Alan Silvestri. I have a gold record.