Martha Plimpton, who plays Virginia Chance on Raising Hope, recently spoke to the press about this season of the show, the “Clean Sweep” contest that she and co-star Garret Dillahunt are participating in, and more. Read on to see what she had to say.
On what she thinks resonates with viewers about the show
Martha: Well, I think it’s really well written. I think people are surprised when they watch it at how well written it is. I think people are surprised by the sort of underlying sophistication of the show, and I think that as nutty and as crazy as it gets, it has a sort of underlying core of honesty and authenticity. These are people who love each other and it’s not cynical.
They’re not mean to each other. They’re all in it together. There are a lot of families out there in this county, who are living with multiple generations under one roof, and they can relate to the sort of ridiculous things that happen when you’re living with that many people in a home. Stuff like that I think.
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Last week, I got the chance to talk to Greg Garcia, Creator/Executive Producer, and Martha Plimpton, who plays Virgina, from Raising Hope
. They had just finished shooting 3 days in Vegas, so they were wiped out, but they were so gracious and fun to talk to, even with being so tired! Check out some of the great questions & answers below.
On Hope going from a non-mobile baby to a toddler & how that affects shooting
Greg Garcia: Yes, it’s tougher. You have to use glue. No, we’re learning actually. I mean we’re learning. We can still put them in a highchair and they’re happy and then now we found a little rocking horse that they like to be on. And we’ll start scenes with kind of a foreground cross of one of the babies, get them from point A to point B and kind of establish that they’re there. But the days of just putting them on a blanket and having them there are over. And the days of carrying them around are over if anybody wants to keep their back muscles intact.
So yes, just like real children—as they grow older, there are new challenges and then there’s new things that we can do that are fun. And then there’s new ways of trying to figure out how to get around certain production things.
(That was my first question! 🙂 )
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