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Transcript of Interview with Margaret Cho 5/20/10
MEREDITH CORPORATION: Margaret Cho Q&A Session
May 20, 2010/2:00 p.m. EDT
I didn't get to check this one out because we have been moving and also
just got back from a vacation! I really wanted to talk to her. This show
Drop Dead Diva is really good. I just checked out a couple of episodes
the other day for the first time, and I plan to get the DVD. Cho is
great, but everyone in the cast is awesome. It's kind of like Ally
McBeal with a little more fantasy thrown in, plus the heroine is much
more of a real person than Ally or any of her co-workers were. I don't
know anyone who is a size -1 or whatever Ally was...
Moderator Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by. Welcome to
the Margaret Cho Q&A session conference call. At this time, all
participants are in a listen-only mode. Later we will conduct a question
and answer session and instructions will be given at that time. As a
reminder, this conference is being recorded. I now would like to turn
the conference over to Chrissy Fehskens. Please go ahead.
C. Fehskens Hi, everyone. This is Chrissy Fehskens from New Media
Strategies, and on behalf of Lifetime I would like to welcome you to the
Drop Dead Diva Q&A session, and start things off by thanking Margaret
Cho for being with us to answer your questions today. As you know,
Margaret plays the role of legal assistant, Teri Lee, on the series
which premieres its second season on June 6th at 9:00 p.m. on Lifetime.
In a moment, we will begin the Q&A session.
Again as a reminder, all participants are currently in a listen-only
mode and will need to enter the moderated question queue in order to
speak on today's call. Due to the number of participants who have dialed
in, we're asking everybody to please limit themselves to one question
and one followup at a time, and then of course re-enter the question
queue in order to ask additional or follow-up questions later in the
session. This will ensure that we field as many questions as possible
within the allotted time. I'm now going to return the call back over to
our Moderator to begin the formal Q&A session. Carol, please go ahead.
Moderator Okay, thank you. We will go to the first question by the line
of Jamie Steinberg of Starry Constellation magazine. Please go ahead.
J. Steinberg Hi, Margaret. It's a pleasure to speak with you once again.
M. Cho Hi, thank you.
J. Steinberg How did Teri get so snarky?
M. Cho I think that the character was written – sometimes I think a lot
of the characters developed between my conversations just with Josh
Berman and hanging out and things that I've said and done, they wind up
in script. I don't find her particularly snarky. She's kind of like, you
know, in a sense what she reminds me of is kind of like an old, like an
office crone. It's real like kind of a character out of a Nine to Five
or something, you know. She is just a fun gal who has been around that
place forever, and she knows everything, and so I'm kind of the source
for information, but I guess it comes with a price.
J. Steinberg What keeps challenging you about this role?
M. Cho Well, I keep finding out new things about the character as things
develop. So this year, I find out that my character is a singer, which I
open the second season with a big music and dance number which is a lot
of fun. I also have a soundtrack song. I made a record this year called
Cho Dependent which will be out in August, and one of the songs that I
wrote that didn't make it on the album I put on the soundtrack record.
So I made part of the soundtrack as well so that's a lot of fun, too.
Moderator All right, next we'll go to Megan Ward with tvismypacifier.com.
Please go ahead.
M. Ward Hi, thanks for taking the time today.
M. Cho Hello.
M. Ward Okay, so what can you tell us about Teri's journey in season
two? Are we going to see maybe any love interests for her?
M. Cho Well, we are about halfway through the season filming it. I
haven't seen a love interest so far, but there is still time. We never
find out about our characters much like farther than another episode in,
so I don't know. Now we're shooting I guess the ninth episode, so I
can't tell. We have about four more to go. I haven't seen a love
interest so far. There's been a lot of talk about, but I’ve not seen it.
So I can't answer that.
M. Ward Okay, so what's been your favorite scene to shoot so far?
M. Cho I think my favorite scene was doing the big song and dance number
just because it opens up season two in a very spectacular way. I love
singing and so that's kind of my new thing. So it's fun to be able to do
that on a TV show, and then to be dancing and doing it at the same time
is really fabulous. So that was my favorite so far.
Moderator Next, we'll go to Curt Wagner with RedEye. Please go ahead.
C. Wagner Hey, Margaret, great to talk to you.
M. Cho Hello.
C. Wagner I have a question. I'm doing the summer TV preview, and I'm
asking everybody since it's summertime and nice outside, why should we
come inside and watch Drop Dead Diva?
M. Cho Melanoma. You don't want to be getting skin cancer if you're
outside, and the sun is not good for us anymore. So it's much better to
sit in front of your TV, it’s like so much healthier for you than being
out where there's holes in the ozone. It's dangerous outside. The sun's
rays are just murderous and so you do best avoiding them altogether and
staying in and watching your TV.
C. Wagner All right, that's great. I wanted to ask you if you could talk
about, what do you enjoy, like the differences between doing a TV show
like this and doing your great live shows which the last time in Chicago
we saw you and it was fun?
M. Cho Oh, well that's great, thank you. It's a very different
lifestyle. I mean, I feel like it's a chance to stay in one place, which
is very different for me. I'm quite a traveling person. It's a different
lifestyle. You know, I've come to really love Atlanta, and I have a lot
of friends here and the crew and cast of Drop Dead Diva, we’ve become
very, very close because we're all transplanted from L.A. So we just are
our own family, and we hang out all the time, which is really just so
fun and beautiful. It's fun to be able to work on a show that I really
believe in, that I really love, and you know to just be able to see how
it progresses and how it grows from week to week and how it changes, you
know, and it's really a lot of fun.
Moderator Next, we'll go to Patty Grippo with pazsaz.com. Please go
P. Grippo Hi, Margaret. Thanks for taking the time to talk with us
M. Cho Thank you.
P. Grippo One of the questions I have for you is what are the main
similarities and differences between you and the character, Teri?
M. Cho I think the main similarities I think that she has, well she's
the oldest one, that I feel for sure. I'm the oldest one in the whole
cast and the oldest character. I think, you know, we probably have the
same sensibility here, the same sense of humor, and this season you get
to meet my family. So you get to see my mother, who is also in my real
life a very strong presence, so that's really, really fun … into my
character's life. The differences are I don't work in an office. I've
never worked in an office. I don't even know how to work in an office,
although my character and myself we both type very, very quickly. So
that I can say we both share that trait.
P. Grippo Wow, okay, I can't type. The other question is as a followup,
throughout your career you've done sort of a little bit of everything,
you know, the music, the standup, the film, the TV. Which have you
enjoyed the most and why?
M. Cho Well I enjoy standup comedy the most because it offers me the
avenue to do everything that I want. In standup comedy there is quite a
great freedom in that, you know basically you're kind of given 90
minutes to sort of do everything. The important part of it is you have
to get laughs, that is what I always want to do anyway. So even if I'm
doing something like music, none of my music is ever serious. My heroes
and inspirations when it comes to music are people like Weird Al
Yankovic or even Bette Midler is somebody that I really look up to and
somebody that I admire for combining humor and music in such a great
way. So to me standup comedy is the most rewarding because it does offer
me the avenue to do whatever I like.
Moderator Next, we'll go to Troy Rogers with Deadbolt.com. Please go
T. Rogers Hi, Margaret. Thanks for taking the time.
M. Cho Hello.
T. Rogers Now, I want to know hypothetically if you're in a spot like
Jane, how would you handle that? Or what kind of fun would you have with
M. Cho Well, I think that if I was in that kind of an amazing situation
or amazing circumstance, I would really enjoy having this whole new
brain and have this whole new area of expertise. What's wonderful about
the character and about the show is that she really is much better off
as Jane than she was as Deb, because as Deb her world view was pretty
limited and it was very selfish. But with Jane she is such a magnanimous
character, you know she has a very big heart and a very big mission to
save the world. So I think that is a really wonderful thing. So I would
be enjoying all of the great expanse of that that I am.
T. Rogers Okay, and I also want to know, what guest stars will we see
M. Cho Well, this season is really great. We open up the series with
Paula Abdul in our fantastic dance sequence which is pretty phenomenal.
What was really fun is that the whole rehearsal process, you know, we
were dancing with the choreographer from …, I think it's such a great
thing. We have all these dancers, like real dancers, surrounding you and
you're really like going for it. We were all in rehearsal with Paula,
and it just felt like that video, Cold Hearted Snake. I don't know if
you've ever seen that. It's an old Paula Abdul video. It was really
cool. So just kind of going into that world was so fun. I don't know.
That was my favorite guest star.
This week we have the fabulous Cybill Sheperd, who I absolutely adore.
Ricki Lake came and joined us. We have just have had amazing, amazing
people. Rosie O'Donnell is back as a regular, which is a lot of fun. So
we're very lucky.
Moderator Okay, next we'll go to Sarah Eve Fulghum with totallyher.com.
Please go ahead.
S. Fulghum Does everyone on set expect you to be the funny one who keeps
everyone entertained between takes?
M. Cho Well everybody's really funny. I mean the whole cast is really,
really hilarious. My favorite is probably Ben Feldman. Ben Feldman is so
hilarious and adorable, and I look at him and I think that is the son
that I would have if I was old enough to have him and I was inclined to
have children and also was Jewish. He is really, really a fantastic guy
and somebody who I really just, I am so just in admiration and in love
with him. He always makes me laugh like crazy. Everybody in the cast has
really got a great sense of humor, and we have a lot of fun together.
S. Fulghum What has been your most memorable experience meeting a fan of
Drop Dead Diva?
M. Cho I think what's so remarkable about the fans of the show they
really, really identify with the character of Jane, and they really are
in love with the story. I think my favorite experience so far with
meeting fans and talking about the show was that we did a big screening
of it and a Q&A for the Paley Center in Los Angeles, and it was a very
prestigious event where they talked about the show and broke it down.
The audience was all fans and it was so great to see people so excited
to meet the cast and so excited about the show and hear Josh Berman, who
is the show’s creator, talk about the genesis of the show, how he
thought about it, and how he created it, and that. They were excited,
you know, that was really, really cool. So I was really thrilled to be a
part of that.
Moderator Next, we'll go to Kiko Martinez of CineSnob.net. Please go
K. Martinez Hi, Margaret. Thanks for taking the time.
M. Cho Hi.
K. Martinez So I was wondering sometimes the word diva can have a
negative connotation. How would you define that word? How would you
M. Cho Diva to me is always positive because I come from kind of a long
line of divas and working with divas. I have worked with Cyndi Lauper
who is of course without question a diva. I have worked with Rosie
O'Donnell who is also a great diva. To me diva never has a negative
connotation. It's always positive. It always means somebody who is
strong and grand and powerful and important. You know somebody that is
the center and star of the show to the depth of their being. So I always
look at diva as a good thing. It's a good word.
K. Martinez If you were given another chance in life, what kind of
person would you like to come back as, assuming that you couldn't come
back as yourself.
M. Cho I don't know, you know, maybe Kim Kardashian. That wouldn't be so
bad. I think that would be a pretty good life for me, as Kim Kardashian.
I think I would be pretty happy. I don't know. I like her.
Moderator Next, we'll go to Camilla Retecki with Mom Central. Please go
C. Retecki Hi, Margaret. Thanks so much for taking the time to talk with
M. Cho Hi. Thank you.
C. Retecki I wanted to ask about what drew you to taking the role on the
show and how you even heard about Drop Dead Diva in the first place?
M. Cho Well, I was working on my album doing music stuff. I've been
working on it for a couple of years now. One of the songwriters that I
write with, his name is Jay Brannon, and I went to go see him after we
had a long writing session. I went to go see him and he was performing.
Josh Berman was in the audience. Josh Berman came up to me at the show
and was telling me about his project Drop Dead Diva. I like Josh a lot
and I wasn't sure about the project. I hadn't heard anything about it,
and the next day my agent called me and sent me the script. Then I went
in to meet with Josh the next day. I was immediately cast in the role of
Teri. I was the first person cast in the show. He had envisioned the
role for me in the first place, so it was kind of an amazing coincidence
that we ran into at the show that night.
So it was a really great thing. So I made the pilot. I was just really
in love with the whole project. I thought it was such a great show. I
really thought Brooke was an incredible actor. So it just all kind of
came together. It all happened because I was working on my album.
C. Retecki Okay, great, thanks.
M. Cho Thank you.
Moderator Okay, next we'll go to Mark Fischer with popculturemadness.com.
Please go ahead.
M. Fischer Hi, Margaret. I’m a big fan since I'm the One That I Want.
M. Cho Oh, thank you.
M. Fischer Are you working on any new material for touring or anything?
M. Cho I am. I am going on a big tour starting in August, toward the end
of August and through September and all through the rest of the year.
It's weird because my touring now kind of happens in between shooting
seasons of this TV show. So it makes for a pretty busy year. So I'm
working on new material here in Atlanta while I'm shooting the show. I'm
also working on songs, and it's going to be a big kind of multi-media
tour, you know, doing some music and doing a lot of like new comedy
stuff. It's going to be a lot of fun.
M. Fischer Cool. Please try to get to Philadelphia.
M. Cho I will, I will. I will be there for sure this fall.
Moderator Okay, next we'll go to Tiffney Vogt with Nice Girls TV. Please
T. Vogt Hi, Margaret. I'm so glad you took the time to speak with us.
M. Cho Thank you.
T. Vogt I had a question, because this is such a magnificent ensemble of
characters, if there was something you feel like you have been able to
contribute or bring to your character that was really unique that you
thought made it more of a three-dimensional character, like a
characteristic clothing choice, body posture, phrase, something like
M. Cho I don't know. I don't really have – I probably have the luxury of
having kind of the wildest clothes just because the character is kind of
not as reined in by you know having to be professional looking or legal
eagle looking, like I don't necessarily have to be in court, so I can
kind of dress the way that I please. So in a way my own style kind of
comes in to play when we are talking about dressing the character. I
don't know. Like I don't approach acting in any kind of a way of like
developing my character or thinking about it. I just kind of go, where
do I go? What do I say? Okay, let's do it. Like I'm so matter of fact
and practical about the whole job, I don't have any of those sorts of
things or acting things. I wish I had more of that. I need to learn that
from the other people I work with who are such phenomenal actors.
T. Vogt As a followup, is there maybe one of the scenes that you can
describe that ended up being funny that wasn't written that way?
M. Cho Well, I think everything has been written pretty funny. I think
things are enhanced certainly by the way things are shot, you know. But
oftentimes the way that it's written is so hilarious. So we're pretty
lucky that we have funny writers and funny people who play the scenes,
so it's good.
Moderator Next, we'll go to Rosa Cordero with accidentalsexiness.com.
Please go ahead.
R. Cordero Hi, Margaret. I've been a big fan since All American Girl.
M. Cho Oh wow. Thank you.
R. Cordero I wanted to know, has it been hard for you to adjust to
filming in Georgia when you're an L.A. girl?
M. Cho Well, it's a little bit tough because I'm away from my family,
and I'm away from my husband, and away from my dogs. The dog business is
the hardest part. But, I get to visit a lot, and a lot of back and
forth. It's just a life that I'm used to because I'm always on the road
anyway. I've been on the road as a standup comic for 20 years. So it's
not unusual to be away from home, but it's just unusual to sort of be
away from home and living in one place for a long time. So it's a little
tough. But I have acclimated, and I have a lot of really good
connections here. The cast and I, we're all very close. So that's really
fun, but it is hard.
R. Cordero For my followup, you were on one episode of Sex and the City.
I wonder if you'll be doing any guest appearances in the future movie?
M. Cho I want to, I haven't been asked to, but I would love to, that
would be so fun. That was one of my favorite guest-starring roles or
just work in general, was getting to be in Sex and the City, and I had
such a fabulous time on that episode. I love that show. It's so
interesting when you're an actor and then you're like such a big fan of
a show, and then you get to enter that world for however brief a time.
It's such an incredible feeling. So I really enjoyed that. It was
beautiful for me because it was the last night that I got to hang out
with the wonderful and of course now sadly gone Kevyn Aucoin who passed
away after that. So it was a great chance for he and I to really be
together for the last time. We didn't even know it was going to be the
last time. I always look back really strongly on that experience and
think of him, and I think about how great that show is. So I would love
to do a movie. We'll see.
R. Cordero Would love to see you back on that.
M. Cho Yes, I'd love it.
Moderator Excuse me. Next we'll go to Patty Grippo with pazsaz.com.
Please go ahead.
P. Grippo Hi again, Margaret.
M. Cho Hi.
P. Grippo I have another question for you. Basically could you describe
what an average day on the set of the show is like? It looks like it
would just be so much fun.
M. Cho An average day, well it's a lot of work. When you make a one-hour
show it's a pretty intense thing because you're pretty much making
almost like a movie in a week. So it's long hours. You kind of get there
and you sort of get into your character's hair and make-up and wardrobe
and then you just go on set. For me, I always eat pizza like all day,
that’s my thing. …, like the . . . makes me these pizzas that are made
out of English muffins and Ragu. It's kind of disgusting, but it's kind
of great. It's like a real after-school kind of snack. That's how I get
through my day because I eat maybe about three or four seriously of
these pizzas a day and that's how I make it.
P. Grippo Okay, well thanks.
M. Cho Thank you.
Moderator Next, we'll go to the line of Troy Rogers with Deadbolt.com.
T. Rogers Hi, Margaret, I'm back again.
M. Cho Hello.
T. Rogers You mention the hard part about filming in Georgia. What's the
good part about filming in Georgia? What do you like about being down
M. Cho Well, what I love is I really love hanging out with the cast and
that's really amazing. All of us go out a lot. We all live in, except
for Brooke, who lives in Peachtree City, which is where the show is
filmed, the rest of the cast and I, we all live in Atlanta which is
about an hour away. So we're up in the city, and we are out every night
at all the different night spots and restaurants. We are all fruities,
and Ben Feldman is actually a vintner. He makes wine. So we are all kind
of the same mind. We all love to eat, we all love to drink, and we all
have a very refined palate. Atlanta is a fabulous city if you like to
eat. So that's a big, big, big thing that we like to do. Also I go to
the comedy club here called the Laughing Skull, which is in the Vortex
which is a restaurant inside of midtown which is also where we all live.
So I'm there probably doing a lot of shows getting ready for my new tour
for the next phase of this year in the fall. So I'm there like maybe six
or seven times a week, which is a lot.
T. Rogers Wow.
M. Cho So there's definitely, like we've created a home for ourselves.
Then the cast come and see and my shows all the time. So we are always
kind of out. In a way doing the show and living here away from my family
and away from kind of familial responsibilities, I have kind of
re-ignited my 20s. All of the cast are in their 20s, so I am acting like
I used to act when I was a 20-year-old and hanging out at night and
doing shows. So it's given me a lot of youthfulness in a sense. In my
L.A. life I live in the Valley and I’d never go out. Here all I do is go
out, so it's very different.
T. Rogers That's pretty cool. What's your favorite episode from season
M. Cho I think my favorite episode from season one was, the closer was
so exciting. It was like, what's going to happen? Then she has a
husband. It was such a great cliffhanger like you had to, you know, just
really hang on for so long to find out what happened. It's resolved so
beautifully this year. So it's exciting.
I love Devon Gummersall who plays Ethan, Jane's husband. He is actually
somebody I worked with many, many years ago. Not only was he on My So
Called Life, which I had another TV show at the time called All American
Girl that was on the network and the same season on ABC, and we both
ended up not surviving. But I became . . . that cast,… and Devon, and
Wilson Cruz of course. So that was a really wonderful thing to see him
again on the set of Drop Dead Diva. My favorite was the last episode of
Moderator Next, we'll go to Kiko Martinez with CineSnob.net. Please go
K. Martinez Hey Margaret again.
M. Cho Hi.
K. Martinez Hey, I love your Lil Wayne song. I was wondering how do you
decide who you're going to write songs about? Are they artists that you
like? Are they artists that you kind of just want to make fun of? How
does that work for you?
M. Cho Well, I really love Lil Wayne. That song came about because I was
recording and writing with one of my producers, who is just fabulous,
Ben Lee, who is an incredible singer/songwriter. So he and I would get
together for our writing sessions, and for several months every time we
get together we would end up talking about Lil Wayne, who we are both
big fans of. So when Lil Wayne was going to prison, I thought we should
write a song about it. We should do something very romantic and
beautiful and simple. So we put down the song, we recorded it very
quickly, and then his wife, Ione Skye, and my husband, Al Ridenour, his
wife shot the video, we made a video and she did all the camera work.
Then my husband kind of, he did all the editing. So we kind of had this,
you know, Lucy, Ricky, Fred, and Ethel kind of these couples working on
this project. It was really, really fun. For my writing, I kind of, as a
musician, I kind of approach it as I would as a comedian. If I want to
write something about somebody or if something strikes me as funny, then
I'll write about and sometimes it'll become a song or sometimes it'll
become a joke, but it's a very similar writing process.
K. Martinez As you proved in your second appearance on the Ghost
Whisperer, you know your comics pretty well. What kind of super hero
would you like to be if given the chance to do something like that?
M. Cho Wow. Well, I to me it's a simple skill and it should be basic for
a super hero is flying. I would like to fly just so that I could be away
from any kind of, you know, airport delays. That to me would be so
fabulous if you could just actually physically fly yourself to New York
or L.A. or wherever you need to go. I would love to be able to do that.
Moderator Okay, next we'll go to Tiffney Vogt with Nice Girls TV.
T. Vogt I have a follow-up question. If your character, Teri, had a
deep, dark secret on the show that hasn't been revealed yet, what would
you want it to be?
M. Cho I think that the best would be that she is a man. That would be
my favorite. That would be the easiest. You know, that would be the
greatest secret. You know, like actually, I'm a man.
T. Vogt How would you want to reveal that?
M. Cho I think just a kind of weird bathtub sequence. Like a real NYPD
blue-style shower scene. That would be a good way.
Moderator Next, we'll go to Mark Fischer with popculturemadness.com.
M. Fischer Okay, I just had a question about, you always seem to push
the limits with your standup. How do you try to do that with your
character on the show?
M. Cho Well, it's a little different just because I'm not really writing
my character on the show. The way the character is written, it's pretty
edgy for the show itself. For television itself, but for me it's not. I
think that it's just the way that I push it, it sort of gets to try to
play it in the edgiest way that I can possible I guess. You know, a lot
of it is just the character is modifying my own personality to make it
work for the show. So, I don't know. It's a different process when
you're writing for yourself as opposed to playing something that has to
be part of a larger ensemble. So it's a new thing for me and I really
M. Fischer Would you want them to push you a little further, with your
M. Cho Oh, I would love it, but I think it's a little different because
the way that the show is written it is kind of light and it is kind of
very much a romantic comedy. So it's definitely, the way the character
is, it's the edginess of the whole show, but it definitely has to stick
within the parameters of a romantic comedy. It's fun, but definitely
lighter than what I'm used to doing.
Moderator Next, we'll go to Megan Ward with tvasmypacifier.com. Please
M. Ward Hi again. Just wondering, Drop Dead Diva is great in its
acceptance of like curvy women and helping to empower women. Why do you
think it's so important to say to society for a show like this to be on
M. Cho Well, I think that it's important because we just don't have any
images of beautiful, full-figured women, that we don't have role models
out there that really look like real people. I think that that is so
important, you know. If we have more representations of real-looking
women on TV, you would have fewer problems with anorexia and bulimia and
all of this that exists within the world today. I think in a lot of ways
because of television, because you have these unnaturally thin ideals of
beauty, you are really neglecting a very big section of society that
needs to feel like they are important and that they matter, and I think
this show really does that. So I am proud of what we are and what we are
to women. I am glad that this show is so successful because it's a very
important message to have out there.
M. Ward Thank you so much. Thank you.
Moderator We will go to Lindsey DiMattina with HollywoodLife.com. Please
L. DiMattina Hi, Margaret, this is Lindsey. I wanted to know, I heard
you said that you liked Kim Kardashian. What would you want her and the
other Kardashian sisters to take away from the show?
M. Cho I hope that they know we are fans. I hope they will come.
L. DiMattina Really?
M. Cho Ask them to come on our show. They're so great, so fabulous,
they're so beautiful.
L. DiMattina What characters could they play on the show?
M. Cho I don't know, maybe themselves. That would be so hot.
L. DiMattina Thank you.
Moderator Next, we'll go to the line of Rosa Cordero with
accidentalsexness.com. Please go ahead.
R. Cordero You just gave away an answer because I was going to say who
is your dream guest star for the show?
M. Cho Yes, definitely Kim Kardashian. I think also Madonna, that would
R. Cordero Oh yeah.
M. Cho Also even Courtney Love. That would be fabulous. I just, I was at
South by Southwest and I was asked by Skin magazine to introduce Hole,
and I was so excited because I love them. So she was really phenomenal.
She would be a fabulous guest star for us. I want Cher. That would be
really fun, too. Any number of people would be great, great for our
R. Cordero Is there any message that you want to send out to anybody who
is not watching Drop Dead Diva yet?
M. Cho People need to watch it. I mean I think it's just such a fun
show, and I think it's for everybody. It's for the whole family, and I
think it's for people who just want to see something different and
something real and I'm really proud of it.
Moderator We'll go again to Lindsey DiMattina with HollywoodLife.com.
L. DiMattina Hi, Margaret.
M. Cho Hi.
L. DiMattina What can women in Hollywood take away from watching the
show, what moral values?
M. Cho I think that they can just feel really comfortable with
themselves and feel really good about who they are. The show is about
celebrating beauty in all sizes and shapes and forms. That's really
powerful, and I feel like this is something that's really needed in
Hollywood. It's needed everywhere.
L. DiMattina Do you think that the show would help decrease all the
problems that are going on with young women who are having eating
M. Cho I hope so. I think shows like this have a tremendous weight and
power to effect people. Television is very powerful. If you can really
just show like how beautiful somebody is who is larger, somebody who is
plus size, but who is also gorgeous and also living a fabulous life and
you see it's not about the weight, like you don't look at the weight as
a problem. You look at it as an advantage or just another attribute of
the beauty of a woman, and I think that's really great.
Moderator There are no further people queuing up at this time.
C. Fehskens If there are no additional questions, I would like to once
again thank Margaret Cho for being with us today and remind all
participants that you will receive a transcript of this call within the
next 48 hours. Don't miss the season two premiere of Drop Dead Diva on
Sunday, June 6th at 9:00 p.m. on Lifetime. Thanks again, everybody and
enjoy the rest of your day.
Moderator That does conclude your conference for today. Thank you for
your participation and for using AT&T Executive TeleConference service.
You may now disconnect.
C. Fehskens Thanks all.
M. Cho Thank you, bye.
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