Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards can now add producer to her resume!
The 48 year old actress is taking viewers on trip down memory lane with her new TV series called American Woman. Richards is the executive producer on the show which is based around her family and their experiences growing up in Hollywood during the 70’s. The show will definitely give us an insight into how she and sister Kim grew up as child stars in Los Angeles during a time of sex, drugs and rock and roll!
“American Woman is the pilot I just shot, and it just got picked up for 12 episodes. It is my first job as a television producer. I’m not in front of the camera — at all — and it is inspired by my life growing up in the ’70s,” Richards recently revealed in an interview. “We have an amazing cast: Mena Suvari, Alicia Silverstone, Cheyenne Jackson.”
“Set amid the sexual revolution and the rise of second-wave feminism, American Woman follows Bonnie (Silverstone), an unconventional mother struggling to raise her two daughters (Makenna James and Lia Ryan McHugh) after leaving her husband. She and her two best friends, Kathleen (Suvari) and Diana (Bartels), each will discover their own brand of independence in a world reluctant to give it.” Deadline Hollywood.
“We wanted to really feel like you were in the ’70s and not having a costume party. The ’70s was my favourite time: the music, the clothing. It just feels like kind of a crazy, reckless time,” she said.
Richards spoke during a recent episode of Real Housewives that she had initially considered auditioning her young daughter Porsha to play her as a young girl but then decided not to. The reality star felt it would feel a little weird to have her daughter recreating certain scenes- a bit too close to home.
Richards said a LOT had changed since the 70’s and at times is surprised they even managed to survive them! “I think about growing up as a kid and my mom would be smoking a cigarette with all the windows up in the car and I was flopping around in the backseat with no seat belt on — I mean that would never happen today,” she said. “At least we hope that would never happen today.”
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