Martha Plimpton was part of one of viewers’ favorite bits at the recent Emmy Awards – when she and her fellow Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy nominees rushed to the stage as their names were called before Melissa McCarthy was crowned winner. To hear the “Raising Hope” star tell it, the Awards marked one of very few nights she’s spent out on the L.A.scene.
“I’m so busy working, I don’t have much time for other things. The days are long and they’re going to stay as they are,” she lets us know. “But fortunately the vibe is good on the set. I feel like we’ve become really good friends, we love working together and we really enjoy each other’s company.” Also, she says, they’ve been having a lot of fun with the new season of their zany Fox show that’s centered on the trashy but loving Chance family — including baby Hope, and inept young baby daddy Jimmy (Lucas Neff).
Talking about what viewers can expect as the new season continues to unfold she says, she says, “We have a family trip to Vegas coming up (Oct. 5). Amy Sedaris is back for that episode.” Sedaris plays her cousin — the cousin who dad the hots for her husband, Burt (Garrett Dillahunt). “We’re going to meet Burt’s parents,” she notes, referring to guest stars Lee Majors (”The Six Million Dollar Man”) and Shirley Jones (”The Partridge Family”). “You’re going to see a lot of us in our younger years. We’re going to do a lot of flashbacks.
“Originally, we had these two younger actors playing us. We’re going to play ourselves younger more often, I think, this season.”
When Plimpton does get a longer work break, she heads East. “I still live inNew York. When we shoot, I’m out here and I rent a furnished place. New York is still my home.”