Monday, January 9, 2017

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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