Martha Plimpton Too Busy Working for L.A. Nightlife, and That’s OK With Her

Martha Plimpton Fox photo by Matthias Clamer

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.”

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I grew up in the San Fernando Valley when it was a kids' Shangri La in the 60s and we had Fabulous Eddie's miniature golf and trampolines on Ventura Boulevard. My big brother frequented The Third Eye psychedelic shop back in the day, but he wound up turning out anyway. Dad was an NBC video man who worked on "Laugh-In," Dean Martin's show, and specials by everyone from Sinatra to Fred Astaire. Mom was a first class home maker and PTA and GCA volunteer. They're still doing great. Anxious to get going in life, I quit college and jumped into journalism when I was still a teenager, and was writing for the New York Times syndicate and People magazine before turning 20. But that was a long time, many adventures, lots of traveling around the world and thousands of interviews ago. I go back to the very last days of hot type and getting to talk to Henry Fonda and Bette Davis, and Sammy Davis at the old Brown Derby...What a ride. That's in no small part thanks to my amazing writing partner, Marilyn Beck, one of the grand old-school Hollywood columnist stars -- a true star -- who knows how to do it right. I'm lucky, for sure. Now is fun, too. I love going out to events with my 17-year-old daughter (Jonas Brothers!). Seeing everything fresh through her eyes renews my excitement about the game. In-between I went back and finished school -- University of Redlands -- married, divorced, and at long last found my true love. My favorite things outside of the show business realm are being with my family, my faith and spiritual growth, learning new things (from doing Qigong to uploading stuff on Facebook), and running. See you on the trail.

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