Last week I told you a bit about my visit with the cast and crew from The Real O’Neals and there was so much fun I couldn’t include it all in one post! So, this week we are back to talk even more The Real O’Neals. In case you missed it let’s do a quick recap:
What is The Real O’Neals About?
A fresh take on a seemingly perfect family whose lives take an unexpected turn when surprising truths are revealed. Instead of ruining their family, the honesty triggers a new, messier chapter where everyone stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real.
One of my favorite moments was chatting with both Matt Shively (“Jimmy” – @MattShively1) and Mary Hollis Inboden (“Jodi” –@maryhollis) about “Jimmy’s” Helmet Hair situation. I love hearing how little things like they way you do your hair in an auditio ends being a mistake you wish you never did:
Matt Shively: That was my mistake. Ask about the hair. That was the biggest mistake I’ve ever made. That is how I was doing my hair for awhile. It was shorter on the sides but, all my friends were doing it, so I was like, you know what? I’m gonna try this out. I thought it was cool to do that, and I did that, and then I realized that it was not cool, and they were like, but that’s one of the main reasons why we love you guys.
Mary Hollis Inboden: Dang, your hair’s a thing.
Matt Shively:I thought, all the entire first season, he’s just came out and he’s gay, and in the tag of the pilot, they say, what’s the worse thing, and he’s like, your hair. So I’m like, okay, they’re gonna change it, and they refused to change it. Give me a makeover episode where Kenny gives Jimmy a makeover. Low-key, if and when we come back for a second season, if they don’t change it, I’m gonna buzz my head. I’m dead serious. I can’t! That thing is a helmet. If you were to try and go against the grain, you’ll cut your hand, I swear to god. There’s so much product in that hair, I could leave it, it was really a helmet.
Mary Hollis Inboden: I’ll never forget, there’s an episode where Matt’s, taking a shower; gotten out of the shower, and I came to set, and his hair was not his Jimmy helmet. I was like, ‘you look good today, Matt.’ and he was like, ‘oh, just (it’s) one scene.’
Matt Shively: They made it worse. We’ll fix you up, but you can’t have a shirt on, and I’m like, ‘I don’t like not having a shirt on.’ I have boobs on my back. I’m sitting there messing with my hair, and I watch the episode back, and it looks like I have a “B” cup. Guys, no, listen, they’ll change your hair, but you’re gonna show off that body. There’s a whole episode coming up where I pretend to be a cop, and they changed my hair. It’s crazy how different I look with different hair. We did it to resemble Jay’s hair because he’s the cop. I watched that episode a while ago, and I was like, can we do this every episode? Stop- I’m going bald because they put so much product in my hair.
So as a fun joke let’s all tweet:
— kasandria (@SBellasWays) May 2, 2016
TUNE IN TONIGHT
When Jimmy is unexpectedly named Faith Leader for the weekend at the Catholic Youth Retreat, a jealous Kenny decides to take on his older brother’s role as ring leader of the bad kids. Home alone without the kids, Pat invites a new lady friend over, and Eileen can’t help but enlist Jodi to spy on them, with surprising results.
So Tune in TONIGHT Tuesday at 8:30|7:30c on ABC and also make sure you are following The Real O’Neals on social media:
***Disclosure: I’ll be attending the #CaptainAmericaEvent + #ABCTVEvent My flight, lodgings, and expenses were covered by Disney All opinions are 100% mine. ***