Tempy Getting Deep
Every week our show has a guest star, and I'm really freaking excited to meet and work with the one coming in this week (spoiler alert - I'm psyched to work with all of them). Her name is Aimee Mullins and she's a model/athlete/activist/actress who is a double leg amputee. You may recognize her from some of her print ads with her prosthetic racing legs, or in any other magazine as a model because she's really freaking hot. She's also funny. Here she is on the Colbert Report:
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A lot of people ask me, "Hey, Tempy, why are you guys having guest stars on your show?" Well, the short answer is this: we found last season, by happy accident, that people really responded to us when we had guest stars. But the longer answer is a little more complex. You see, as we continue with this show, we're figuring out that we have created a forum for actresses where there are no types. No one can be too fat or too thin or too pregnant. Actresses are starting to come to us - actresses with a giant repertoire of work, who don't want to be typecast, and desire to try something new. Aimee told our casting director that she always gets cast as the victim of war, or a bomb, etc., and for once she wanted to get up on a stage, prosthetic legs and all, and not ever refer to the fact that she is a double amputee. And gosh darn it, our show is one of the few places where she can do that. So, that's what we're gonna do.
It's also becoming increasingly clear as to why it is that we, as regular cast members, do this show. Every audition many of us go on during the day are overwhelmingly for something silly, like a commercial for Fed Ex, or a play that totally sucks. Our show is the ideal situation for most actors - to be in a project that is well received, successful, and most of all, incredibly artistically rewarding. And when I heard that Aimee said that we're giving her an opportunity that hasn't existed for her for most of her life, well, that's really cool.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have an audition for an Audi commercial.