Actress and mom Heather Brooker is the featured guest on this episode about Parenthood in Hollywood. Heather has appeared in The Office, The Mindy Project, Grey’s Anatomy, Cougar Town and many other popular shows. We’ll talk about why she started a Motherhood in Hollywood podcast, what casting directors think of parents and whether parenting can make you better at acting.
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ParentNormal Questions Answered in this Episode:
- What’s the best way to watch a movie if you’re a parent?
- What’s your favorite kids movie?
- What would you say are the top 10 daily acting performances by parents?
ParentNormal News in this Episode:
Candyland is latest board game to be getting the Hollywood treatment. The plot of Candyland is rumored to be just a typical visit to grandma and grandpa’s house. Per the norm, the grandparents will give their grandchildren all the candy they aren’t normally allowed to have and chaos will ensue. The producers of the Real World and Jersey Shore are in talks to make the movie, although even they are afraid there might be too much mayhem yelling for their taste.
Meanwhile, in Lexington, Kentucky, a three-year-old has been watching her favorite cartoon for two-and-a-half years. Making the feat even more notable is that it’s not just the same cartoon, it’s been the same episode of the same cartoon, as insisted by the three-year-old. In related news, the three-year-old’s parents have been watching their least favorite cartoon for two-and-a-half-years.
And finally, a new study finds that toddlers will wake up and need your immediate attention during the most important part of a movie nine out of 10 times you watch a movie. The ten percent of the time when toddlers don’t interrupt a movie is when you have fallen asleep during the movie because your toddler left you too exhausted to stay awake.