Not Happy About The ‘Kath & Kim’ Remake? Don’t Tell Selma!
A long time ago in an entertainment galaxy far, far away, we told you that Selma Blair had been cast as Kimmoyyy in the American, mall-set remake of Kath & Kim (Molly Shannon is taking on Kath Day Knight duties).
Well, it seems Selma is not too keen on Australia’s concerns that like, say, The Office and Wife Swap, Kath & Kim may be another thing that our American cousins just can’t do quite as well as the original.
“Some people are really protective and horrified that we’re doing it in the United States,” Blair said.
“It’s a case of, ‘How could you? Oh my god, you might ruin it’. But what’s to ruin? You’re still going to have your great show in Australia – we’re just paying homage to it. Nothing takes away from the original.”
Blair, 36, revealed the US version, which was originally set in Phoenix, Arizona, was now set in the sprawling suburbs of Florida.
“We’re middle-class, celebrity-obsessed, tabloid-crazy and kind of superficial,” she said. “We think we are so fabulous and we’re not really, at all.
“My mum Kath (played by Shannon) is wonderful and perky and positive and I’m a complete downer.”
Oh dear, already having to spell it out to viewers? This doesn’t bode well.
AND YES, YOU HEARD ME RIGHT, SELMA! Ahem, sorry, I’m not sure what came over me then.