Karen Leigh Hopkins as told to Michelle Fiordaliso

Produced by with screen adaptation by Karen Leigh Hopkins

Karen Leigh Hopkins then and now. (Photos by Firooz Zahedi, left, and Diana Ragland)
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By Karen Leigh Hopkins as told to Michelle Fiordaliso
Miss Meadows
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Jessie Nelson is a director and screenwriter. She and her writing partner, Karen Leigh Hopkins, both live in Pacific Palisades, California.


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  • As Honeycutt writes, Hughes had planned a scene where the "Club" members snuck out of the library and found a peephole that looked into the girls’ locker room. It seemed that the school’s synchronized swim team was going to have Saturday morning practice, and the gang would get a peek at the well-endowed coach. Hughes even cast buxom Karen Leigh Hopkins (, ) in the role.

    Miss Meadows
    Genre: Drama
    Regie: Karen Leigh Hopkins
    Cast: Katie Holmes, James Badge Dale, Callan Mulvey
    Releasedatum: 14. November 2014

  • To break up a highly claustrophobic talkathon, Hughes had written a sequence in which the school's synchronized-swimming team came by to practice with its extremely sexy P.E. teacher. The youngsters would sneak out of the library and find a peephole into the women’s locker room. There, they would spy the well-endowed P.E. teacher topless. Karen Leigh Hopkins, who would later find success as an actress and screenwriter, was cast in the role.

    Miss Meadows
    Genre: Drama
    Directed by: Karen Leigh Hopkins
    Starring: Katie Holmes, James Badge Dale, Callan Mulvey
    Release Date: November 14, 2014

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  • Katie is bored in her mariage and disappointed that Adam doesn't tell her he loves her enough.

    Mariska Hargitay went on to huge success on Can't Hurry Love, ER, and Law and Order:SVU
    Adam is Katie's husband, an accountant who loses his job. His marriage deteriorates because he isn't exciting, doesn't express his love well and isn't aggressive enough.

    Michael Knight continues to act.
    Greg is a jerk of a manager who always makes a bad first impression. By today's rules he would have lost his job big time for sexual harassment in the work place.

    John Terlesky continued to act but was more successful writing and directing.
    Marsha is Greg's dutiful wife that either never suspects he's cheating or never admits she knows.

    Karen Leigh Hopkins continued to act, write, direct and produce.
    Dorothy - Played by Avery Sommers plays a lottery winner, the subject of one of Katie's most popular news stories.
    Leonard - Clarence Thomas plays the husband of the lottery winner. They break up because he insists on controlling the money.
    Jim McDonald plays a Paratrooper, the subject of one of Katie's stories. He takes her on a skydive. He is seen wearing a desert camouflage uniform because Desert Storm was still in progress during filming.
    Fabian - Robert Zeihn plays Katie's new boyfriend after her marriage and affair fall apart.
    Adam's Boss coldly fires Adam on a putt-putt golf course.

    Sandy Mielke left acting shortly after this show and is retired in Miami.

    Katie Holmes stars a schoolteacher-turned-vigilante in writer-director Karen Leigh Hopkins’s upcoming drama Miss Meadows. Although she doesn’t take things to the same extremes as her character, the actress said folks shouldn’t press their luck.

Writers' Program | Karen Leigh Hopkins

Karen Leigh Hopkins discusses the one key element to getting a film made, and her newest film, "Miss Meadows," which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.