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 µuaiwed 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.
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%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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