A Minute With: Marilu Henner's "Unforgettable" life

Sep 14, 2011, 2:19 a.m.
Actress Marilu Henner poses in Hollywood in this October 30, 2005 file photo. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

Q: Do you see it as a blessing or a curse?

A: "Totally a blessing! Never, not one day, not one moment, nothing has ever been a curse for me with this. Never. I know some people don't feel that way but for me it's always been a tremendous gift. I was an adult before I knew that other people didn't see things this way."

Q: What character will you be playing on "Unforgettable"?

A: "I haven't read the script yet, but they told me I am going to play Poppy's aunt ... But I think I am going to have early onset Alzheimer's, which would be new to me -- I can't even imagine that! I am going to have to do my homework. I am going to have to put someone else's brain on ... That would be the cruelest thing that could happen to me. I can't imagine anything worse."

Q: Tell us about your book -- "Total Memory Makeover: Uncover Your Past, Take Charge of Your Future", which comes out in February.

A: "It is about helping other people. It is based on my classes and my seminars and all the things I have done to keep in shape with my brain ... I know I can help people access their autobiographical memories ... and I cannot believe the results some people have had with these techniques ... No one who has this has ever written a how-to book, so it is exciting for me to break new ground."

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte and Patricia Reaney)

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