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Random [Feb. 10th, 2007|10:29 pm]
For fans of DELTA BURKE!


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A random interview from a few years back...

-First off, you should know that the gays love it when you turn up on Popular.

Well, I should hope so! Cherry Cherry taps into all my specialties: big hair, fun clothes, big makeup, beauty queen--and it doesn't hurt that she was the town's wealthiest woman. The funny thing is, Ryan Murphy, the show's creator, loves to read Cherry Cherry in the run-throughs, and he has her down perfectly. So I just try and copy him as best I can.

-Were you popular in high school?

No. They didn't know what to make of me because I was always doing pageants. I would wear hairpieces to school, and for Christmas I wore my Santa elf costume with thigh-high red boots. I'd cut school to go for beauty queen appearances, and my mother would write funny notes to explain my absence, like `Delta's been kidnapped,' because the teachers all knew that I was cutting a ribbon somewhere.

-In your new series, DAG, you play the first lady. Did you base your character on any real first ladies?

No, I just went with a good, sturdy Republican hairdo, which I can say because I'm a Republican. I didn't get to do my eyeliner like I love so much--with the wings--but you cope.

-You raise some serious hell in your upcoming movie, Sordid Lives, as a gun-toting white-trash housewife. What appealed to you about the project?

It was my kind of writing. I love that kind of humor, and working with [openly gay writer-director] Del Shores was a wonderful experience. I mean, I don't go around with no makeup on, letting my white-trash upper arms show, and in hair curlers for just anybody.

-Would you ever do a Designing Women reunion movie?

Oh, sure. [Creator] Linda [Bloodworth-Thomason] still calls, and she's thinking about the idea, so you never know. I still watch the reruns any chance I get. Those characters still make me laugh out loud.

-What's this we hear about your doing a movie with Mel Gibson?

Yeah, it's a comedy called What Women Want. I'm his dingy ex-showgirl secretary. Because my career's always been television, I felt like I was in my 20s, getting my first part. I showed up on set with a big or grin on my face, and the guy who's making me up, he made me up on [the made-for-TV movie] Charleston, which was my first big job, 22 years ago. That's a good sign, I think.


[User Picture]From: tessietura
2007-02-11 02:41 am (UTC)
HAHA. "Delta's been kidnapped."
That's excellent.
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[User Picture]From: undert0ne
2007-02-11 02:54 am (UTC)
hahaha, I love this article.

she was only GREAT in What Women Want..and imagine me not know she was going to be in it until I saw the credits...I swear I was like "AAAH! DELTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA"

good stuff, good stuff =)
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From: elegantsolution
2007-02-11 05:50 am (UTC)
Oh how it always breaks my heart that Dixie and Delta are both republicans.
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