Jill Kargman is ready to have a little fun at the expense of all those posh Upper East Siders.
The writer is the creator and star of Bravo's first-ever scripted half-hour comedy Odd Mom Out, set to premiere on June 8. The show channels Jill's true-to-life character as she embraces her quirky and somewhat unconventional life with her husband—and she isn't afraid to get down and dirty, in more ways than one.
It's Jill's acting debut, but lucky for her she has a seasoned vet in the family who was willing to give her some very, uh, intimate advice. Sister-in-law Drew Barrymore helped her tackle those bedroom scenes. "Drew said [a sex scene is] so mechanical," Jill says. "There are 100 people standing there. And of course she was right, and it wasn't stressful at all."
Loosely based on her 2007 novel Momzillas, Jill explains to the New York Post if she's anything like her small-screen persona: a Jewish woman who marries into a WASP-y Upper East Side family. "I would say [my character] is a version of me from when I started out as a mother," she explains. "I had no friends who were moms... I didn't even have those single-serving mom friends yet, when you're in the park and you kind of add water, stir and pick up a mom."
She further reveals that the series is her version of a "Larry David spin on the Upper East Side."
And Jill knows what she's talking about. She's a Manhattan native who grew up palling around with the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow. Later, she graduated from Yale, penned a bunch of books and married CEO Harry Kargman.
Despite being around all that glitz (did we forget to mention her dad worked for Chanel?), her Pop actually gave her some good advice—which sounds like it might work for her these days. "My dad has always said, 'In the end, what matters is who laughs the most,' and believe me, I've met enough people who are loaded and miserable," she says.
[Source: New York Post]
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