BARBARA WALTERS TALKS WITH 2008 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE ELLEN PAGE,
SUPERSTAR HARRISON FORD, EMMY AWARD NOMINEE VANESSA WILLIAMS
AND TEEN SENSATION MILEY CYRUS FOR THE 27TH ANNUAL
OSCAR� EDITION OF "THE BARBARA WALTERS SPECIAL"
Academy Award nominee Ellen Page, superstar Harrison Ford, Emmy Award nominee Vanessa Williams and teen sensation Miley Cyrus -- four of Hollywood's hottest megastars -- sit down with Barbara Walters for the 27th annual Oscar� edition of "The Barbara Walters Special." The special airs on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24 (7:00-8:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network, and following the broadcast on the West Coast.
Academy Award nominee Ellen Page talks about her experience making the hit film "Juno" and what it's been like since the success of the film landed her an Oscar nomination. She tells Ms. Walters, "I feel weird being nominated with people I have so much respect for and people that I've been blessed to meet during the last few months� I don't know that it's really sunken in yet."
Harrison Ford's global star power has generated over a billion dollars in box office receipts. The Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated actor is best known for his performance as the adventurous archaeologist and action hero Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones Jr. in the "Indiana Jones" film series. After 19 years, Ford is back reviving his role as "Indiana Jones," telling Ms. Walters, "I was delighted to have the opportunity to do it again and revisit a character that has been so good to me."
In a candid interview, Emmy Award-nominated and Grammy-winning actress/singer Vanessa Williams opens up to Ms. Walters about her hit series "Ugly Betty" and how playing the role of Wilhelmina Slater has revived her career. "I love playing my role because it is so tasty. I mean, the writers do a spectacular job making every moment that I have memorable."
Teen sensation Miley Cyrus has had a whirlwind year with a No. 1 movie, a top selling tour and a hit album. She sits down with Ms. Walters to talk about her acting aspirations, being a role model, staying grounded, and working with her father, country star Billy Ray Cyrus. "Life is a little different than the show because I don't have the alter ego that I can escape to anymore. I think the basis of the show is pretty much life. When I'm at home, it's my friends, it's my family."
These four superstars share their thoughts and perspective on their successes with Barbara Walters. "The Barbara Walters Special" is a Barwall Production. The Special is produced and directed by Bill Geddie.