With Jill Kargman just weeks away from the Season 2 premiere of Odd Mom Out, the writer/actress has a few reasons to celebrate. For starters, she got one of her real life heroes, Molly Ringwald, to stop by for the show's sophomore run, which premieres on June 20.
"It was full circle," Jill told The Daily Dish at the NBCUniversal upfront presentation Monday about having the woman she worships stop by the set. "They showed her [the Pretty in Pink dress I wore last season]. We had another one in the costume truck because they made 10 of them because Abby Elliott's character threw punch on me, so we had to have multiples so they had one on the truck that they showed her. She actually said that she kept all her wardrobe from that movie, but didn't keep that dress and it's her biggest regret. So I was like, 'We have one if you want it.' But she's awesome."
The Season 2 cameo roster reads like a who's who of Hollywood. And, Jill can't help but gush about each and every guest star. "I'm so proud of everybody that we landed," she said, before swooning over all things Hamilton (several cast members from the Tony-nominated musical will appear this season on Odd Mom Out). "That is, to me, the most exciting just because I'm addicted and it's the soundtrack of my life right now. And I worship them, but our episode is really about how impossible it is to get tickets. So I feel like it will resonate with a lot of people who feel like they can't get in. It is totally Frozen for adults."
Drew Barrymore will also make an appearance this season. "She's hilarious in it. It was such a joy, and John Hodgman plays her husband. He's a riot. I've always been a huge fan of his. And then Meredith Vieira is my shrink. She's perfect."
One of the philosophies going into this new season was to really "let Jill be Jill," she explained of her on screen persona. "I'm a little even kookier than I was in Season 1. I got to let all my craziness out and it was really, really fun."
Things get kookier than this? Consider our interest piqued.