Molly & Selma Open Up!
Kath and Kim may prove to be what NBC needs to bolster its infamous Thursday night line up. SheKnows went to the source, stars Molly Shannon and Selma Blair, to find their secret to classic comic chemistry.
Kath and Kim arriveThe show premiered October 9 to impressive numbers and as Kath and Kim heads into week two, the duo charged with bringing the Australian television hit to American shores are surprisingly optimistic. Given their rich characters, that is hardly surprising.
"These women think they're classy, but are really somewhat tacky," Saturday Night Live alum Molly Shannon (Kath) sets up. "They are products of celebrity magazines and how big they are in our culture. They idolize celebrity and worship the magazines -- those magazines are their bibles! They eat it up. They devour it. They love fantasizing about these celebrities lives and reading about pop culture."
Fun at any ageSpeaking of growing up, those who are familiar with these actresses may have noticed an age discrepancy here.
While it's common to play with ages in casting, if Shannon and Blair were playing their own ages here, Kath would have had to have Kim at about six years old!
It's of note that we also tend to see Blair in those tabloids and celeb rags, rarely doing anything but looking good, which almost kept her from landing the role of this tacky, quirky wannabe.
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