If you grew up in the 90's, then you probably were a fan of such shows as Step by Step, 7th Heaven and Full House. I, for one, used to love tuning in to TGIF on Fridays to catch Step by Step which featured Sasha Mitchell as everyone's favorite uncle Cody, Dana Foster played by Staci Keanan who was also known for her role in My Two Dads in the 80's, and tomboy Al Lambert, played by Christina Lakin. Were you a fan of this show?
After this show went off the air, I found myself hooked on 7th Heaven all through the 2000's. Beverly Mitchell who played Lucy Camden was my favorite. Did you have a favorite Camden? What made shows like these so great was the child actors. For many of them these television sitcoms were their breakout role and many went on to star in other successful television series or even blockbuster movies as the years went on.
So, what ever happened to Beverly Mitchell, Christina Lakin and Jodie Sweeten (who played Stephanie on Full House)? They continued acting in television and movies, and even found time to become mothers. Now, they are busy moms who are juggling both work and home life, as they have a new show, Hollywood Darlings, which premieres tomorrow night at 8P/7c on Pop. Did you know they these lovely actresses are the best of friends in real life?
I had no idea until I started doing research for a phone call with them to discuss their new improv comedy show, which is sure to be hit, especially with fans who grew up watching their hit shows in the 1990's and 2000's.
Not only was I able to be on a conference and ask the stars about the show, but I was also able to screen a few of the Hollywood Darlings episodes, which will be airing this season on Wednesday nights at 8P/7c on Pop. You are definitely in for a treat when you tune into the show tomorrow night, as the ladies will have you laughing from the start of the show right up until the end. Here is more about the show in case you have missed promos for the show on television or online...
"Pop’s newest original comedy series HOLLYWOOD DARLINGS star
ring 90s fan favorites Jodie Sweetin (Full(er) House), Beverley Mitchell (7th Heaven) and Christine Lakin (Step by Step) premieres tomorrow night at 8P/7c on Pop. The comedy series focuses on their unique childhood actor sisterhood that has bonded them as real life friends. They play exaggerated versions of themselves as they navigate motherhood, careers and life in LA.
HOLLYWOOD DARLINGS turns the camera on real-life friends who are bonded by a sisterhood that only they can share as former child stars who grew up in the 90’s limelight – Jodie Sweetin (“Full House,” “Fuller House”), Christine Lakin (“Step By Step”) and Beverley Mitchell (“7th Heaven”). In this improvised comedy, the three actresses play exaggerated versions of themselves in their current Hollywood lives. With the support of one another, this girl squad can take on anything when it comes to parenting, marriage, friendship and revived careers in Hollywood.
HOLLYWOOD DARLINGS will feature cameos from Soleil Moon Frye (“Punky Brewster”), Andrew Keegan (“10 Things I Hate About You”), Tamera Mowry (“Sister, Sister”), Lance Bass(NSYNC), Andrea Barber (“Full House”), Nicholle Tom (“The Nanny”), Heather Tom (“Y&R”),Patrick Duffy (“Dallas,” “Step By Step”), Staci Keanan (“Step By Step”) and Wanya Morris(Boyz II Men)."
As far as the conference call, I was able to ask the ladies the following question and this was their response...
“What did you guys bring to- to show- to show about yourselves, and what did you exaggerate to make the show more funny?”
Jodie: Well I think we play heightened versions of ourselves, we all have you know, these little kernels and- of- of- of pieces that we play and you know, uh this is Jodie talking by the way. Uh, y- you know my character is definitely more cynical and- and dark than I am in real life. I have a pretty positive outlook on things and motherhood um, but you know, it was- we really wanted to play it sort of the contrast between myself and Beverly and Christine. Um, so that is- you know, it- it—that’s definitely a- an exaggerated piece of- of- of who I am. I am quick to poke fun at my friends with the utmost love and make fun of myself and that’s something that’s pretty true to- to who I actually am.-
Christine: Yeah, I’m kind of the ‘hippie dippy’ one of the group, I’m sort of a free spirit. I definitely have those qualities in real life but we exaggerated them for the show for the purposes of comedy, of course. So I’m kind of the lovable fool, that will go out on a limb and make these two crazy in their own respective ways.
Beverly: I am a Type ‘A’ person - you know, the ever-organized, the label-queen and the um, girl who is prepared for any apocalypse or any ailment that may uh, come your way. I think we played that up a little bit further. Um, I- I would like to think that I am not as um, uptight and tightly wound as I play on the show. I do know how to exactly relax. And take a break. However I have not- I just got my first manicure and pedicure in four years because I didn’t want Jodie to see my toes.
I loved Christine Lakin growing up, and was surprised when i watched this new show that she is not as recognizable as Beverly Mitchell or Jodi Sweetin. In my eyes she really does steal the show with her comedic side. I couldn't stop laughing when watching the episode where she takes Bev Mitchell to a spa (or so Bev thinks). Fans of Andrew Keegan will be happy as he guest stars on this episode.
I don't want to go into too many details as I don't want to spoil the episode.
All I will say is that this episode is not to be missed, and will have you talking to your friends about it afterwards. In addition to Andrew Keegan, you will also see other popular child stars guest starring on the show, including Andrea Barber who played Kimmy Gibbler on Full House and even Soleil Moon Frye better known as Punky Brewster.
So, if you are looking for a new show to get hooked on and were a fan of Beverly Mitchell, Jodie Sweetin and Christine Lakin growing up, then you will not want to miss Hollywood Darlings premiering tomorrow night at at 8P/7c on Pop. I, for one, have already cleared by schedule and told my husband he will be putting the girls to bed, so that I can tune in and watch and chat with my girlfriends through messenger about the show.
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