Since the pandemic started, Bo Derek has been busier than ever!
In her latest movie, “JL FAMILY RANCH 2," John Landsburg (Jon Voight) and his family prepare the ranch for the opening of their new bed & breakfast, but a surprise proposal puts plans for Rebecca’s (Teri Polo) wedding front and center, with beautiful wedding planner Claudia Dupree (Bo Derek) taking an immediate liking to the diehard cowboy family patriarch. However, the unexpected reappearance of Landsburg family adversary Tap Peterson’s (James Caan) son after a 20-year absence brings with it a truckload of unresolved issues, including Caleb Peterson’s abandonment of Rebecca and their unborn child, who is now grown up and desperate for a relationship with her father. However, when Caleb’s past catches up with him, Tap must put his entire fortune and the Peterson Ranch on the line in order to redeem his son.
Also, Bo has a new documentary out called "Bo Derek: In My Own Words." Bo Derek’s first role came in an independent movie directed by John Derek who would forever change her life. The two fell in love despite a 30-year age difference and the fact that Derek was married to actress Linda Evans. Labeled as outlaws from the start, Bo and John married and began a long and headline-filled life together. A single phone call led to Bo being cast in the movie ‘10’, turning her into a superstar literally overnight. Next came movies such as ‘Tarzan’ and ‘Bolero, directed by John. When John passed of a heart attack, Bo reinvented herself by continuing to act, but also embracing activism on behalf of veterans and animals. She also unexpectedly found another John in the actor John Corbett and the two have been a happy couple for nearly 20 years. Viewers will hear from Bo Derek’s sister Kerry Perez, John Derek’s daughter Sean Derek, friends Jon Voight and Linda Evans. Today, Bo is as beautiful as ever enjoying life gracefully with her horses and a re-emerging acting career.
If that wasn't enough, Bo has a pet care line! Bo made her first foray in the pet care industry in 2000, when she launched Bless the Beasts, a pet care line (shampoos, conditioners, pomades and fragrances) that was exclusively available in Petco stores. She redeveloped the pet grooming line, rebranding the name to Bo Derek Pet Care, and now offers a shampoo, conditioner and tearless face wash for special dogs.
Carolyn McArdle talked to Bo about all of those things AND about the moment that changed her life forever. Listen below...