Vicki Lawrence

Chattanooga Times Free Press - Parade - - PERSONALITY -

The Carol Bur­nett Show and Mama’s Fam­ily star, 69, re­turns to TV in the Fox com­edy se­ries The Cool Kids, air­ing Fri­days. She plays Mar­garet, who joins a group of men (Martin Mull, David Alan Grier and Les­lie Jor­dan) livin’ it up at a re­tire­ment com­mu­nity.

Were you one of the cool kids in high school? I don’t think so. I was big in the mu­sic depart­ment, but I don’t think that µuaiwed as a coo kid. I was also a cheer­leader, but I cer­tainly didn’t feel very cool.

What is Mar­garet’s story? She’s been around the block a few times and doesn’t take sass off any guy. I think she’s a trou­ble­maker, but with a twin­kle in her eye.

%CTQN $WTPGVVoU UVKNN YQTMKPI 9JCV CDQWV her as a guest star? I’d love it. Every­body said, “Who would be your dream guest star?” I said, “Carol’s the ob­vi­ous choice.”

%CP VJKU DG EQORCTGF VQ Golden Girls, an­other group of TV re­tirees hav­ing fun? Maybe an up­dated Golden Girls. The guys get up­set with me if I say that be­cause they say it’s not. I hope we’ll be edgier and a lit­tle cra­zier than Golden Girls.

What’s it like to work with the pre­dom­i­nantly male cast? I have al­ways said I’d much rather hang out with the guys and watch a foot­ball game than sit with the girls and dis­cuss where they got their dress or what color nail pol­ish that is.

What char­ac­ter “swap” did Carol Bur­nett make that changed Lawrence’s life?

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