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Kyle Richards Opens Up About Alicia Silverstone Playing Her Mother On TV Land's Upcoming Comedy Series ‘American Woman’

Kyle Richards recently opened up about Alicia Silverstone taking on a role in the new TV Land show, American Woman, which was inspired by her childhood. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star also dished on what growing up with a non-traditional mother was like.

“I don’t know if I’m always excited about it. Sometimes I go, ‘Oh, my gosh.’ I think, in sharing the stories about my life growing up… I was a child actor my whole life,” she told People Now. “My mom let me drive myself to work everyday at the studio from 13 years old. I had no license. She doctored my birth certificate to say I was a year older, so I was emancipated when I was 13, not 14.”

“My mom was not a traditional mom, and I did not have a traditional upbringing,” the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star continued. “She was a very strong woman.”

As for why Silverstone was the right fit for this role, Richards, who also serves as co-executive producer on the series, said that after meeting with the actress, she and the producers knew it was a “slam dunk.”

“We met with her, all of us. The producers and myself are all being fans of Alicia and she has a big fanbase obviously,” Richards recalled. “And when we met with her, she came in and I started sharing the stories of my life and my mom, and you [could] see that she just started taking it on,”

She added: “I was like, ‘This is going to be amazing, I love it.’ It was like a slam dunk.”

American Woman has landed a 12-episode order on TV Land. No premiere date has been set yet.

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