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Fat Actress: :  -- An actress (Alley, playing a version of herself) struggles to lose weight and revive her Hollywood career.

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Release Date:
6 March 2005 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
An actress (Alley, playing a version of herself) struggles to lose weight and revive her Hollywood career.
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Cast

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Kirstie Alley ... Kirstie Alley (7 episodes, 2005)

Bryan Callen ... Eddie Falcone (7 episodes, 2005)

Rachael Harris ... Kevyn Shecket (7 episodes, 2005)

Kelly Preston ... Quinn Taylor Scott (4 episodes, 2005)
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Series Directed by
Keith Truesdell (7 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Writing credits
Kirstie Alley (7 episodes, 2005)
Brenda Hampton (7 episodes, 2005)

Series Produced by
Kirstie Alley .... executive producer (7 episodes, 2005)
Stacy Brewster .... associate producer (7 episodes, 2005)
Tom Bull .... supervising producer (7 episodes, 2005)
Scott Butler .... producer (7 episodes, 2005)
Sandy Chanley .... executive producer (7 episodes, 2005)
Brenda Hampton .... executive producer (7 episodes, 2005)
Chris Olsen .... consulting producer (7 episodes, 2005)
Jeff Olsen .... consulting producer (7 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Original Music by
Eban Schletter (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Bill Sheehy (4 episodes, 2005)
Clyde W. Smith (3 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Film Editing by
Brent Carpenter (7 episodes, 2005)
Barry L. Gold (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Casting by
Vicki Huff (7 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Art Direction by
Michael DiMeo (7 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Joanne Baker (7 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Makeup Department
Cynthia Bachman Brown .... makeup supervisor (4 episodes, 2005)
Pamela Farmer .... key makeup artist (3 episodes, 2005)
Caroline Keenan .... key hair stylist (2 episodes, 2005)

Buffy Zerefski .... key makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Tom Bull .... unit production manager (7 episodes, 2005)
Andy W. Jones .... post-production supervisor (7 episodes, 2005)
Mark Reilly .... production supervisor (7 episodes, 2005)
Beth Anne Jones .... post-production supervisor (5 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Hansson .... first assistant director (7 episodes, 2005)
Violet Cazanjian .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 2005)
Simone Farber .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2005)

Nick Candy .... dga trainee day player (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Chris Hopper .... leadman (7 episodes, 2005)
Daniel Vincent Smith .... on-set dresser (7 episodes, 2005)
Mitch Thomason .... property master (7 episodes, 2005)

Aaron Dick .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Christopher T. Hannawalt .... swing (unknown episodes)
Kevin E. Vermeersch .... swing (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Chuck Buch .... sound mixer (7 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Stunts
Richard Burden .... stunt performer (1 episode, 2005)
Scott Cosgrove .... stunt performer (1 episode, 2005)
Jonathan Eusebio .... stunt performer (1 episode, 2005)
Tad Griffith .... stunt performer (1 episode, 2005)
Hiro Koda .... stunt performer (1 episode, 2005)
Brian Machleit .... stunt performer (1 episode, 2005)
Chris Palermo .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 2005)
Nancy Thurston .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 2005)
Steve Upton .... stunt performer (1 episode, 2005)
Aaron Walters .... assistant stunt coordinator (1 episode, 2005)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Rob Vuona .... camera operator (6 episodes, 2005)
Warren Yeager .... camera operator (4 episodes, 2005)
Richard Tibbetts .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2005)
Mike Law .... key grip (2 episodes, 2005)
Heather Lea .... first assistant camera (2 episodes, 2005)

Sean Haeseler .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Joseph Keppler .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Keith Morgan .... rigging gaffer (unknown episodes)
Chris Rauch .... best boy grip (unknown episodes)
Jaimie Trueblood .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Bill Dance .... extras casting (1 episode, 2005)

Kristan Berona .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tricia Yoo .... wardrobe / set costumer (4 episodes, 2005)
Dona Granata .... wardrobe consultant (3 episodes, 2005)
Angela Amaro .... wardrobe (2 episodes, 2005)

Tania Pacheco .... wardrobe production assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Randy Coonfield .... colorist (7 episodes, 2005)
Jeff Pierce .... on-line editor (6 episodes, 2005)
Michelle Walsh .... assistant editor (5 episodes, 2005)
Mickey Walsh .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Transportation Department
Mary Catando .... transportation captain (7 episodes, 2005)

Troy Flynn .... transportation (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Scott Cohn .... production accountant (7 episodes, 2005)
Matt Donnelly .... assistant: Sandy Chanley (7 episodes, 2005)
Hrag Gaboudian .... executive assistant / assistant: Brenda Hampton (7 episodes, 2005)
Kevin Hurley .... assistant to producers (7 episodes, 2005)
Kevin McAteer .... location manager (7 episodes, 2005)
Doug Shaffer .... production research (7 episodes, 2005)
Laura Bagano .... craft service (6 episodes, 2005)
Tommy Blatnik .... set production associate (6 episodes, 2005)
Peggy Cranford .... consultant: Kirstie Alley (6 episodes, 2005)
Jonathan London .... runner (6 episodes, 2005)
Alfonso F. Ruiz .... key assistant location manager (6 episodes, 2005)
Cynnie Troup .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 2005)
LeeAnn Vasquez .... assistant: Kirstie Alley (5 episodes, 2005)
Renee Olsen .... set production associate (4 episodes, 2005)
Sam Khatchadour .... assistant: Brenda Hampton (3 episodes, 2005)
Jo Lauricella .... assistant: Kirstie Alley (2 episodes, 2005)
Rick Poyner .... key assistant location manager (2 episodes, 2005)

Guin Dill .... animal trainer (unknown episodes)
Stephanie A. Purdy .... animal trainer (unknown episodes)
 

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Fat-Tastic!, 28 April 2006
Author: boyinflares from New Zealand

Kirstie Alley, Bryan Callen and Rachael Harris need to be in every television show and movie (TV movies included) ever. The three of them are amazing. I have always been a fan of Kirstie's, but "Fat Actress" was my introduction to Callen and Harris. I can't believe I have never seen or heard of them before, they are amazing.

The fact that Kirstie was fat shouldn't really matter. What's wrong with a "fat actress" starring in a blockbuster film? There are plenty of fat and over weight men starring in films and television, but women? That's almost unheard of, and often scrutinised when they are. I applaud Kirstie for taking such a risk with "Fat Actress", as it is such a fantastic show, but in all honesty, i think to the general viewer it was mostly a "hit and miss" sort of show. A lot of the humor would have gone straight over the head of people who don't necessarily know what Kirstie, Bryan or Rachael were talking about.

Another gripe I have with the show overall is that it wasn't long enough. 7 episodes? Is that all we get?! I know she was losing weight towards the end of the series, but it would have been fantastic to have at least 12 episodes. The episodes that we do have though are hilarious and can be watched over and over again (if one desires).

Being sort of a mockumentary style show, as it isn't really a sitcom being that Kirstie is playing herself, the flow of the show is different to regular comedies, and there will be extended times where Kirstie, Bryan and Rachael will just be sitting down talking - which is fine, they were some of the funniest moments! Be warned though, there is a lot of swearing! Kirstie is in top form here, as usual, her comic timing is great, and she (despite making fun of herself) carries so much sophistication with her. Bryan Callen is a real hottie, and amazingly funny. Rachael Harris has the best hair, and she is super smart. The DVD features an episode with commentary by the three of them, and it is so fun to hear them talking about their show. They seem to all really get on well, and enjoyed working on the show.

Their are guest stars galore in "Fat Actress", from Kirstie's good friend John Travolta playing himself, and his wife Kelly Preston playing super-bitch Quinn Taylor Scott who eats tissue paper for lunch, to NBC executive Jeff Zucker playing himself (so funny), Melissa Gilbert and Rhea Perlman both make small appearances, McG plays himself, Leah Remini is terrific playing herself, and Mayim Bialik is awesome, but only features in two episodes. There is also a lot of name dropping and references to Kirstie's other works, which is very fun.

So, while the series was short lived, this seven-episode show was a terrific gem. I hope to see a lot more of Bryan and Rachael in the future, and that Kirstie continues her success throughout her career. Overall, I give this series 8/10, it losing points for reasons mentioned earlier. Give it a watch, as long as you prepare to be offended, and end up laughing hard out.

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