Why are prominent film actors, like Simon Baker & Selma Blair, starring in TV series? Isn't it in their interest to stay in movies?
—Jess, West Hollywood, Calif.
No offense to Selma Blair—after all, no one does puckered and bitter better than her, even when she's engulfed in flames—but prominent? Really? She has a solid history as a supporting actress, ranging from Hellboy to tripping along behind Cameron Diaz in The Sweetest Thing. But in showbiz, that's not really prominent—more like slightly convex.
In fact, it's that lifelong status as a B-lister that may have attracted Blair to her new TV role in Kath and Kim, where she is a clear costar alongside Molly Shannon. Blair is now a titular character—the Kim to Shannon's Kath. And there's another, much greener, reason why Blair likely agreed to the role. Think that sitcom actors make chump change? Think again ...