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If you attended San Diego Comic-Con, you may have spotted the ultra hot Jaime Pressly milling about the convention center. No, the “My Name Is Earl” actress wasn’t dressed up like Wonder Woman (although we wouldn’t mind a two-time Playboy model prancing around in her underwear). Pressly was working with Butterfinger on their The Last Spokesman On Earth campaign as she sought out unique people to do for Butterfinger what Bart Simpson did for the candy bar in the ’90s.
Aside from her participation in the contest, Ms. Pressly is also hard at work executive producing the upcoming film “Abby in the Summer” which will star Pressly alongside Robin Thicke (yeah, that Robin Thicke) and working on a “blue collar comedy” for TV. Amidst all the television, movie and Butterfinger talk, we got the former “Mortal Kombat: Conquest” star to give us her take on pre-gaming, sexting, bros before hoes and more.
Do you partake in the lovely sport pre-gaming?
I don’t even know what pre-gaming is!
It’s drinking before drinking.
Wait, so like getting drunk before you go out to get drunk?
Yeah! Awesome, right?
I have a five-year-old so all of the gaming is on the TV at my house. There’s really no pre-game for me. I’m a big fight fan so I go to as many UFC fights as possible. I don’t have a drink until after the fights.
In your 20s you can drink all day. But when you’re 35 with a five-year-old, the last thing I’m trying to do is get wasted before I go out and then get wasted some more.
What are your rules on sexting?
It’s up to the individual. I don’t judge. Just don’t do it while driving. No sexting and driving!
What’s the girl code on dealing with a break up?
They say women are emotional but the truth is that men are way more emotional. Especially when it comes to relationships. When guys leave the women they try to screw everything in sight to make themselves feel like a man. But later, when he’s alone, he’s missing that girl and wondering what she’s doing. Meanwhile she’s happy being alone or moved on to another good relationship. That drives men crazy because instead of chilling out and moving on, they did a bunch of stupid stuff that made them look even more like a douchebag to the person they broke up with and now there is absolutely nothing there to salvage.
What’s your response to, “Bros before Hoes”?
If a guy thinks that and he’s in a serious relationship, I’d like to hear him say that in front of his girl or wife because you’re going to see somebody walking out the door real quick. When you’re with the boys, you can talk all you want. But when you get home to your girl behind closed doors you act like children. They can’t clean or wash clothes. They don’t want the girl to leave because who’s going to cook for them? Who’s going to scratch their back and rock them to sleep when they are sick. Men act like three-year-olds. My five-year-old acts better than most men when he’s sick and that’s the truth.
Dangerously cool (and p.s. Emmy award winning) actress Jaime Pressly has signed up with Butterfinger to launch “The Last Spokesperson on Earth” campaign at good ol’ crazy Comic Con. The “My Name is Earl” and “Raising Hope” superstar took a time out while in the midst of Butterfinger Comic Con madness to talk about everything from her new film (starring and executive producing – hey now)…to her dream secret super power…to the secret to her mega success.
MM: What’s the craziest thing that’s happened to you at Comic Con?
Jaime Pressly: I don’t have any wild stories [laughs]. But there’s lots of great people watching.
MM: Lot of superheroes running around Comic Con. What’s your dream secret power?
JP: Being invisible would be pretty great. You could watch everybody, sneak into places and know what people were saying.
MM: BARmageddon is coming! What’s it going to take to become the “Last Butterfinger spokesperson”?
JP: It’s going to take somebody extremely creative, original and maybe a little crazy. They have to do something to get our attention. Something outlandish.
MM: Have you been eating Butterfingers non-stop since hitting Comic Con?
JP: They’re my favorite. Peanut butter and chocolate with a crunch – can’t go wrong. They sent a beautiful basket of Butterfingers to my house and I thought my son’s eyes were going to pop out. He said, “For me?” And I said, “No, me!” [laughs] Then he asked, “Are you at least going to share?” I had the basket out for people to snack on when they came over, but I had to hide the basket because my son, Dezi, was sneaking Butterfingers and he was bouncing off the walls.
MM: Is Dezi at Comic Con with you?
JP: No, he’s at the Museum of Natural History. He’s with his friends – learning about butterflies.
MM: What are your BARmageddon plans?
JP: If it were to happen, I’d take Dezi and go back home with my family in North Carolina. A lot of people have bucket lists, like “go to India” or “skydiving.” That sounds like a lot of work [laughs]. I’d just go and be with my friends and family – and eat a Butterfinger!
MM: You have a cool new children’s movie coming out – The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure. Sounds fun!
JP: There are really great people in it. I did all of my scenes with Christopher Lloyd. I thought it would be a fun thing for my son to see.
MM: What new projects are you working on?
JP: I start a new film on Monday called “Abby.” I’m acting in it and it will be my first time as executive producer. It’s a festival piece…a love story. I play a chef and I’m running a kitchen and get a knife finger incident [laughs] and lose the biggest job I always wanted. She’s a girl with a type A personality and doesn’t know what to do with herself after that. She gets a little lost, sees an ex-boyfriend she hasn’t seen in a while…
MM: Scrumptious! Do you cook in real life?
JP: I’m a really good cook. I left home to start my career at 15 – so my choices were to either learn to cook or eat Raman noodles for the rest of my life [laughs].
MM: You’re a former star gymnast. If you were Coach Pressly, what would you tell Team USA?
JP: These girls know way more than I do [laughs]. I was watching pre-lims, and it’s incredible the amount of strength these girls have. It’s all mind over body. As a dancer, I’d dance with broken toes. Just like acting, you compete with yourself, and drive forward. That discipline helped in Hollywood.
MM: Your career is so prolific and just so cool. What makes you so successful?
JP: A lot has to do with growing up in North Carolina. Southern people are raised with a work ethic. My son is 5 years old and does chores. My mom was a dance teacher and the training and discipline it takes to be a dancer I’ve carried with me in Hollywood. There’s always somebody cuter, younger, taller, or smaller… You can’t compete with them – compete with yourself. Out do yourself. So I got discipline from my mom, and from my dad I learned perseverance. We’d go fishing on the river and I’d say, “This is boring” and my dad would say, “Chicken, calm down. All big fish comes to those who wait.”
Mom to 5-year-old son Dezi, Emmy Award-winning actress, and star of The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure, to be released nationwide on August 29th
Describe your parenting style in one word:
Favorite TV family of all time (real or fictional):
The Bravermans on Parenthood. I love how much they genuinely care about each other, and no matter what happens family always comes first.
What’s always in your refrigerator?
Almond milk and fruit
Last meal you made for your family:
Chicken, rice and steamed veggies
Craziest thing you’ve done because you were sleep-deprived:
Woke up at 3 in the morning from sleeping in the chair in my son’s room
Behavioral/physical trait you hope your son doesn’t inherit from you:
I hope he has the ability to relax more than I do.
Your favorite toy as a kid and why:
My Cabbage Patch dolls because I always wanted to be a mother even when I was a little girl. I would rock each one to sleep and put them down before I went to sleep each night.
Finish this sentence: “I almost fell over when my child said ___.”
“I love your chubby butt, Mama.”
If you wrote a parenting manual, what would the title be?
How to Not Pull Your Hair Out
Last lost toy/object you helped your child find:
His Woody doll from the movie Toy Story
Kid’s TV show you can’t stand and why:
Spongebob Square Pants because my son tries to re-enact his silly behavior and his laugh. Spongebob’s laugh drives me up a wall.
After my son goes to sleep, I like to shut myself in the bathroom, take a bath and watch Golden Girls.
Favorite place on earth:
Best piece of parenting advice you ever got:
To listen to your child and always be supportive of who they are and who they want to be, their likes and dislikes, instead of trying to force who you want them to be onto them
First word that pops into your head when you hear the word “mom”:
Who’s your celebrity crush?
I can’t live without the ______________ app.
What’s the title of the last book you read to your child?
Your last Facebook status update or Tweet:
A picture of myself and my son on Dezi’s birthday
Last parenting decision you regretted:
Not following through on consequences for his actions, because he later did it again. Had I followed through the first time, that probably wouldn’t have happened.
Song that best describes your parenting experiences to date:
“Don’t Worry, Be Happy”
Last thing your child did to make you laugh:
“Extra” host Mario Lopez hung out with actress Jaime Pressly at the Universal Orlando Theme Park, talking about being a mom to her son, Desi, 5, and more.
Jaime Pressly and Kevin Rahm Talk Up I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER.
The cast of “I Hate My Teenage Daughter” sat down to do a FOX Lounge: Rapid Fire interview – watch it below!
After an Emmy-winning turn on “My Name Is Earl,” actress Jaime Pressly returned to television this fall with “I Hate My Teenage Daughter.”
With the advent of holiday break, the Ministry chatted with the star about her experience returning to work as the centerpiece of an ensemble comedy and raising her 4-year-old, Dezi.
“You know, in a lot of ways a multi-camera sitcom is amazing for a working mom,” Pressly told us recently via phone, “I’m picking him up and dropping him off, present with him. It’s amazing.”
“Tuesdays we tape ‘Teenage Daughter’ in front of the live audience, and that’s when Dezi sees his dad, so it runs very smoothly. I’m really lucky.”
Pressly said coming back to TV, especially after a cult favorite like “Earl,” wasn’t an easy decision.
“So many people loved Joy [her 'Earl' character], so I really needed something that was the right fit. And I’m so thrilled to say that, honestly, everyone on this show is incredibly talented and so down to earth. People say you become a family, but that’s what we are,” said Pressly.
As Annie Watson on “Daughter,” Pressly inhabits the shoes of a woman with an ultra-conservative upbringing dealing with her own free-spirited daughter. The Ministry wondered how much reflecting Pressly did of her own teen years.
“I was so strong willed and very driven,” Pressly reflected, “I started in the business so young, I was modeling at 15 and had to be emancipated from my parents so I could travel to Japan and work … but I’m grateful for that experience.”
Speaking of experience, she can compare notes with her costar Katie Finneran, who just announced her second pregnancy.
“Daughter” airs at 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays on Fox.
You think surviving the holiday season is hard? Try raising a teenage daughter, that’s hard!
No one knows this better than Annie (Jaime Pressly) and Nikki (Katie Finneran) of Fox’s new comedy I Hate My Teenage Daughter, whose daughters Sophie (Kristi Lauren) and Mackenzie (Aisha Dee) are harder to deal with than the lines at Target on Black Friday.
With just 12 days until Christmas (yes, really!), Annie and Nikki decided to spread the wealth and share their exclusive tips for making it through the holiday season unscathed…
Without further ado, here are Annie and Nikki’s tips on how to survive this holiday season:
1. Simplify things by dropping weird family traditions. You don’t need to knit your own stockings every year.
2. Give your teenage daughter her best present early to keep her on her best behavior. Butter her up like a Christmas turkey.
3. Remember to lean on your friends for support…and sometimes sending your daughter to their house.
4. If you want to guarantee you’ll see your rock musician ex over the holidays, buy a concert ticket.
5. If your teenage daughter is giving you a lot of trouble, take her for a nice ride to look at beautiful Christmas lights. Then drive slowly past the house of the boy she likes. Wave, honk, repeat.
6. There are only three ways to get your teenage daughter to help with holiday preparations: bribery, guilt and bribery.
7. A little extra rum goes a long way in your eggnog when trying to tune out your teenage daughter’s insults.
8. Get gift receipts for everything! Chances are she’s going to hate it…because you gave it to her.
9. Put on the most obnoxious, hideously ugly holiday sweater you can find and watch your daughter’s head explode from embarrassment.
10. Start a new tradition. This year we’re going to have a “Christmas Eve Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest.” I got this in the bag.
11. Have your ex-husband dress up like Santa and hand out gifts on Christmas morning. He’ll love that.
12. Threaten your daughter that you’re going to go caroling in the nude if she doesn’t spend some quality time with you. Blackmail is always effective.
I Hate My Teenage Daughter airs Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. on Fox.