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"My sensibility is more cable," Olson says with a laugh.
Of course, perhaps just as interesting as the show is Olson's own life, which began in Oregon and took her to the hallowed comedy training ground of The Groundlings in Los Angeles.
And, indeed, it hovered under the radar, amassing a dedicated cult following but not gaining much widespread attention for is first two seasons.
But the gang persevered and, now in its ninth season, is still going strong — and has become a cultural phenomenon of unlikely proportions.
From there, she's lived enough lives to warrant a movie (she decided to go to a Phillies baseball game Rob Mc Elhenney).
But along the way, Olson's picked up some pretty valuable advice.
Glamour: You wanted to be an executive producer on the show, but you had to ask for it, right? I had my head shaved, and this was all going into junior high school. That was a real serious source of adversity that took years to fight back from that. Years later, when I found the theater department and felt comfortable there, I was suddenly able to…yes, the short answer is yes. What do you teach your kids, especially since I’m sure they’re pretty active at this young age?
Kaitlin: The [creators] asked me if I would [star in the show]. No 12 or 13-year-old girl wants to walk into her first day of junior high with a swollen face and a shaved head and a [huge] scar. Glamour: Did you rely on humor to get you through that period? Some people were really nice, but some kids were really mean. I certainly didn’t have the confidence and I certainly didn’t think I was attractive in any way, so all I had was my sense of humor. Kaitlin: It’s something I’m very conscious of: how I parent that. So, the thing around my house is I say, "Check in with your body.
Crude, irreverent to the point of insanity and unapologetically, delightfully offensive, it was not a show that seemed destined for mainstream fame or long-term success.
Kaitlin Olson, who plays Dee Reynolds, opens up about the show’s unexpected longevity, marriage to Mac (head writer and show creator Rob Mc Elhenney), why these horrible characters are so damn likableand more. You know, it’s funny, I remember getting this question a lot in seasons three and four and I’m all like, “No, I’m not surprised, thanks a lot, I think it’s a really good show!
” But my answer now is yes, I mean, nine years is a lot.
And I think I’ve just decided that underneath it all Dee is just sort of incredibly insecure, and there’s something a little vulnerable in that, which is disarming. And, well, I married Rob, so I clearly think he’s great. How long did you and Rob work together before you became involved? Rob works on this show year round, I do other things and work on this show two months out of the year.
And I think maybe that’s why you don’t hate her, because she’s just trying to scratch her way to the top of this little group. I’m not sure how Dennis is lovable, I can’t wrap my mind around that! And Danny is just constantly goofing off, trying to make everyone laugh. If we have anybody new on our set, oh my god, he starts putting on a show, he turns on. There’s something very special to me about the Dennis and Dee combination. So, really, it’s only two months that we’re together, and it’s two months that we get to see each other all day. He’s my favorite person, so it’s pretty great to be able to spend the day with him for a couple of months.