Leachman, the Emmy-winningest actress in the history of the awards, co-stars in FOX’s new comedy “Raising Hope,” and she was asked Monday (Aug. 2) at the show’s press tour session what she thinks about White’s recent ubiquity.
“I’m so sick of Betty White,” Leachman says of her one-time “Mary Tyler Moore” co-star, getting a huge laugh from the room. “I never liked her.”
Leachman is joking (we assume), and she does note that she and White appear in a movie together later this year. “You Again,” a rom-com starring Kristen Bell, is scheduled for release on Sept. 24.
After that little exchange, “Raising Hope” co-star Garret Dillahunt — who, by the way, had moved Leachman’s chair earlier when she decided she wanted to sit elsewhere — suggests to creator Greg Garcia (“My Name Is Earl”) that he should get White as a guest star.
Leachman approves: “Oh, wouldn’t that be funny? I have — she could make a souffle and I could open the oven — that’d be funny.” Confused laughs from the room. “Make her souffle go down.”
“So look for that,” Garcia tells us. “The souffle episode.”
“Raising Hope” — with or without Betty White and souffles — premieres Tuesday, Sept. 21 on FOX.
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