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Will Jessica Walter follow in Megan Mullally's boozing Emmy footsteps?

28 June 2013 8:23 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

On "Arrested Development," Jessica Walter plays Lucille, the hard-drinking, wisecracking socialite matriarch of the embattled Bluth clan. She earned a Best Comedy Supporting Actress Emmy nomination for the show's original Fox run in 2005, losing to another notorious TV mother, Doris Roberts ("Everybody Loves Raymond"), and Walter won an Emmy back in 1975 for the limited series "Amy Prentiss," but can she finally win for her "Arrested" role? Lucille is not unlike another boozy role that won multiple Emmys: "Will & Grace's" Karen Walker, played by Megan Mullally, Comedy Supporting Actress winner in 2000 and 2006. Karen was a wealthy New York woman who knocked back martinis and traded barbs with her best friend Jack (Sean Hayes), and like Lucille had a tumultuous relationship with her domestic help. Click here to subscribe to Gold Derby's free newsletter -- Get breaking news and predict »

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Arrested Development Exclusive: Jessica Walter on The Return Of Lucille Bluth, Her Long Career and More

24 May 2013 7:36 AM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Interviewing an acting legend – especially one working on new Arrested Development episodes, as as well as fan favorite Archer – isn’t a bad way to spend an afternoon.

On Season 4 of the beloved, resurrected sitcom (all 15 are available this Sunday on Netflix), Jessica Walter is back as boozy matriarch Lucille Bluth and, well... the time away hasn’t made Lucille a better mother. But that’s the way we like it.

I sat down with Walter recently and not only got her approval on the name of this site, but also talked about what’s new with Lucille while taking a walk down memory lane with her career highlights...

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