In anticipation of A Sordid Comedy Affair coming to Dallas for Pride Weekend, we stalked, friended on Facebook, posed as her gynecologist, went through all the proper, legal channels to secure a Q&A opportunity with one of the stars of Sordid Lives: The Series, Caroline Rhea.
Whether you know her best from her hilarious portrayal of trailer trash on the LOGO show, or from her stint on Sabrina: The Teenage Witch (we know you watched) or The Biggest Loser, she’s one of the funniest ladies we have ever showered with, crank called, had the privilege of interviewing. Her answers are brief (hey, we’re no Barbara Walters), but then again, she’s a new mother and we hear that can be time-consuming.
Q: So, we’re very excited to have you in Dallas this weekend for A Sordid Comedy Affair. What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re in Dallas?
A: Have my hair heightened.
Q: What exactly can people expect from Saturday’s shows?
A: Sponataneous hilarity.
Q: In Sordid Lives: The Series, you’re taking over a role originated by Delta Burke. You’re following in a long line of great switcheroos, like the second Darrin on Bewitched, the new Ginger on Gilligan’s Island or Marilyn on The Munsters. Who’s your favorite person to have taken over someone else’s role?
A: I don't know, but I once met the original Marilyn, Tabitha from “Bewitched” and Ernie from “My Three Sons” all in the same day.
Q: What would you tell Delta if she told you she wanted the role back?
A: I say we go for evil twin sisters separated at birth.
Q: We know the fate of a second season of Sordid Lives is still undetermined, but if it does happen, what would you like to see Noleta do?
A: Have sex with Hunter in much better lighting and invisible Spandex.
Q: Wouldn’t we all! What’s your favorite one-liner from the show?
A: Quit zig-zaggin'!
Q: On the Sordid Lives set, we know crazy things occur. What are the funniest incidents from the set?
A: Watching Leslie Jordan do anything.
Q: If you were forced to choose one cast member from Sordid Lives to work with again, who would it be and why?
A: Any of them.
Q: When you took over Rosie O’Donnell’s talk show after she left, that probably helped boost your gay fan base. Who’s the most important gay in your life right now?
A: Del Shores, he puts the “co” in my dependent.
Q: What do you like most about your gay fans?
A: They're incredibly smart and smell nice.
Q: You’ve played a witch, Mrs. Claus (twice) and a gun-toting trailer trash wife. What draws you most to a role?
A: If the character is funny.
Q: So what’s next for you?
A: I have an eleven-month old who's making all the important decisions now. Whatever she wants.
Catch Caroline Rhea and many other stars at A Sordid Comedy Affair this weekend.
Tickets $22.50 or $100 VIP meet-and-greet
Saturday, September 18
2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
1925 Elm Street, Dallas
Gay List Daily Special Offer
Because we’ve always got your back, the creator of Sordid Lives (well, actually his super cute partner, Jason) is offering half-price tickets to Gay List Daily readers. Yes, we said half-price. How hot is that?!
Just go to www.ticketmaster.com/promo/nik0n9 to your tickets.