We had “Second Breakfast” with the adorable Katy Mixon…Mrs. American Housewife herself! If you are a fan of the show you already know how true to #momlife it is. If this is the first time you’ve heard about the show, let me tell you a little bit about it:
About The Show:
Katie Otto (Katy Mixon, “Mike and Molly”), a confident, unapologetic wife and mother of three, raises her flawed family in the wealthy town of Westport, Connecticut, filled with “perfect” mommies and their “perfect” offspring.
Before we chatted and took pics, we screened tonight’s episode: “The Club” and OMG I thought the episode was literally taken from an incident from my own life. I used to absolutely abhor going to the pool. I was so self-conscious. Then when I hit about 30 I just decided that no one was looking at me and my kids were missing out on life. That’s why I love American housewife so much. It’s just so real.
TUNE IN TONIGHT
KATIE PANICS AT THE IDEA OF APPEARING IN A BATHING SUIT IN PUBLIC, ON ‘AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE’
“The Club” – When Anna-Kat develops a fear of water and stops bathing, her therapist suggests the Ottos get her to go swimming. But can Katie get over own her fear of wearing a bathing suit in public at the Westport Country Club so she can help her kid out? Meanwhile, Oliver gives his dad a style makeover after students at the college give Greg a low “jalapeño” score, on “American Housewife,” airing TUESDAY, MAY 2 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.
“American Housewife” stars Katy Mixon as Katie Otto, Diedrich Bader as Greg Otto, Meg Donnelly as Taylor, Daniel DiMaggio as Oliver, Julia Butters as Anna-Kat, Carly Hughes as Angela and Ali Wong as Doris.
Guest starring is Miya Cech as Marigold and Alexa Sutherland as the teenage lifeguard.
“The Club” was written by Brian Donovan & Ed Herro and directed by David Bertman.
Now let’s get on to the interview!
First, Katy shared about her own fears vs her character’s:
I rock n’ roll in a different way. I always have. I don’t, I’ve always been quite fearless. I’ve never really let anxiety take a toll on me. I march to the beat of my own drum, I get back up on that horse and if I don’t get it right, I’m gonna do it again the next day. That’s kinda my M.O., that’s kinda how I’ve always rocked n’ rolled. Sarah Dunn’s quite different from me. Which is a beautiful thing too?
So that’s what’s been really interesting. When I took on this role right after Mike & Molly, I ended it really last year. And four days later I walked into this AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE room. So I think what was wild was, I’m not like her. I’m not Katie Otto. I’m just, I don’t get mad at a green juice. If you’re going to do yoga, I think that’s awesome! You’re bettering yourself, do you know what, I love people. I love people.
I’m real spontaneous. I love celebrating people, what makes them happy. I’m just so opposite of what Katie Otto is. So it’s just fun to play. So yeah, I mean, I don’t know if I answered your question but that’s kinda how I rock & roll. So it’s been true, but it’s what I wanted. I wanted to do a role that I’ve never done before. I don’t wear hardly any makeup in it, in that show. We cover up head to toe. I wear real baggy clothes. Like it’s a whole, it just couldn’t be more opposite of what I’ve done in the past. And I couldn’t be more grateful. So, yeah. Yeah.
Then she dished on if she had a favorite child actor and her TV family:
Favorite child actor? No. They’re all quite special. They’re all really really lovely. I’m such a person of divine appointment, I believe in that. And the moment I met each one of them, I knew I was a part of something quite special. And I’ll never forget, I met sweet Julia, we were doing costume fittings, it was before the pilot. And it was all crazy, nobody really knew what was gonna happen. And she rounded the corner and I was like, “Are you my TV daughter?” And she was like, “Yes!” She came in and like gave me the biggest hug. So she’s – yeah, it’s been wonderful. All three of them.
As you can see she is a DOLL! She just has a huge heart and I’m so happy that she will be expecting soon! CONGRATS KATY! Maeanwhile Connect with both her and the show on Social Media:
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (Tuesdays at 8:30/7:30c on ABC)
***Disclosure: I attended the #ABCTVEvent for #AmericanHousewife My flight, lodgings, and expenses were covered by Disney All opinions are 100% mine. ***