I know, I know. I write a lot about television. Sorry, but it’s a big part of how we bond as a family. It’s gets harder and harder to find television shows that everyone loves, so sometimes we head back to the 90’s for inspiration. (Thanks streaming services.) So, the other day when I had an opportunity to meet the women of Hollywood Darlings, who also happen to be some of our family’s favorite 90’s show stars, I grabbed The Girl and jumped at the chance.
What I didn’t expect when we went to see these women was how much I’d relate to them as moms. Sure, they’re former child actors who have had their whole life in the spotlight, so you’d think we’d have nothing in common. But, they were extremely down to earth, really honest and quickly felt like the mom at the park that you strike up a conversation with.
Of course, when I got my chance during the Q&A, I asked them about parenting a budding actor. I figured, I was sitting there with my kid, who I’m pretty sure was bitten by the acting bug in the womb. So, why not ask these women their advice about the business when my actor is there to hear the whole story.
Their answers may as well have been scripted by me, not only a mom, but a therapist who works with kids and families all day.
Essentially, Stephanie Tanner (er, Jodi Sweetin) told my kid the most important thing she could do was be really sure of and true to who she is. She looked right at my Girl and told her,
“Get ready for a lot of “no”. (You have to) go into it being really secure with who you really are because everyone is going to want to tell you who you’re supposed to be, who you’re not supposed to be, what you’re supposed to do. You need to be really grounded because if you’re successful it can take you away from that, (and) if you’re not successful it can (also) take you away from that.” – Jody Sweetin
All three women nodded their heads along and each added a similar tidbit as well. Then, they all told her to have fun. And man, was it obvious these three women had each taken that very sage advice. They are good friends. They are humble and honest, and judging from the episodes of Hollywood Darlings I have watched, they are certainly having fun!
I think we have an updated version of our favorite 90s characters to add to our list of family approved shows. We will tune in to PopTV to catch these three good friends, honest moms and hilarious actors do their thing. You should too.
Season 2 of Hollywood Darlings began April 18th on PopTV.
You can find your local channel by going to poptv.com and entering your zip code.
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