Portia de Rossi Chats About Her Lily Munster Look in ‘Mockingbird Lane’

October 26, 2012 9:12 am
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Portia de Rossi called in to “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” to chat about playing Lily Munster in “Mockingbird Lane,” a reimagined version of the classic 1960s comedy “The Munsters.”

On Sporting Long Dark Lily Munster Locks:
“I’ve always, my whole life wanted to have short, like really, really short hair and for whatever reason, probably because my mother told me I would be ugly without long hair and other terrible things. I never had the guts to cut it off. So, finally I cut it off and then every single project I’ve done since then have been in a wig. So, ‘The Munsters’ Lily Munster is kind of known for her long dark hair. The wig is so thick and long. But it’s kind of fun actually, to be a brunette and have this kind of hair.”

On Mockingbird Lane:
“I have never seen anything like this in TV before. It’s so hard to describe, because I feel like saying it’s kind of like a ‘Harry Potter‘ movie. I mean, that’s kind of the brilliance of Bryan Singer, who did ‘Usual Suspects‘ and ‘X-Men.’ He’s brought something to TV that I think we’ve never seen before,” she tells us.

Portia continues, “It’s based on the original show ‘The Munsters,’ but it is a drama. So, it’s a little bit darker, a little bit creepier, we do kill people, but nicely and we have a good time doing it. It’s still in the spirit of the original, because it is essentially about family and parenting more than anything. The kid who’s a little different than the other kids and how do you successfully raise a werewolf. That’s our dilemma through the series.”

“Mockingbird Lane” airs tonight at 8/7c on NBC


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