•• Elizabeth Perkins has signed on to play Janet Malone, the mother of the Pearson matriarch played by Mandy Moore. The Emmy-nominated Weeds actress will be seen in flashback scenes when Rebecca is an adult. (Another actress was briefly seen as Rebecca’s mom in an episode 5 flashback that featured Rebecca as a child.)
The Big star whose recent TV credits also include How to Get Away With Murder, How to Live With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life), and The Closer will appear in at least one episode that will air later this season. Perkins and Moore both starred in the 2002 dramedy All I Want.
The season 1 guest roster of This Is Us has featured Gerald McRaney, Katey Sagal, Brad Garrett, Janet Montgomery, and Jami Gertz. Upcoming familiar faces include Sam Trammell, Denis O’Hare, and Jimmi Simpson.
This Is Us airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
•• Elizabeth Perkins celebrates her 56th birthday today and we at her official website would like to wish her a very Happy Birthday filled with much love and joy!! Please stop by and leave your birthday wishes at her Official Facebook Page on this post! You can also send your birthday messages via Twitter!
•• Writer-director Matthew Modine has released a trailer for his new short film “Super Sex,” which is set to premiere in the California Dreaming section at the Tribeca Film Festival next month. Kevin Nealon and Elizabeth Perkins star alongside Ed Asner, Efren Ramirez and Modine’s daughter, Ruby Modine.
Modine’s “Weeds” co-stars Nealon and Perkins play siblings tasked with finding a gift for their dad (Asner). The older man says he has everything he needs, he just wants to be loved. His children set out to provide it in a way they’ve never before imagined super sex with a young woman dressed as a superhero.
– Starring: Kevin Nealon, Elizabeth Perkins, Efren Ramirez, Ruby Modine and Ed Asner
– Director: Matthew Modine
– Written for the Screen: Matthew Modine
– Producers: Matthew Modine, Joe Toronto, Julio Macat
– Executive Producer: Adam Rackoff
– World Premiere: Friday, April 15, 2016 at Tribeca Film Festival (NYC)
What kind of birthday present to you give the dad (Ed Asner) who has everything? His kids (Kevin Nealon and Elizabeth Perkins) decide on a gift they never before imagined!
This comedy short was adapted for the screen and directed by Matthew Modine. Efren Ramirez and Ruby Modine complete the stellar cast. Tickets for ”Super Sex” Movie at Tribeca Film Festival!
•• Today, new pictures of Elizabeth Perkins attending Los Angeles premiere of “The Boss” have been added to the photo gallery. The event took place at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood on Monday, March 28. She will be in the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, which will be released on July 15.
•• Former Weeds co-stars Elizabeth Perkins and Kevin Nealon are reuniting on another comedy project, NBC’s untitled royal family comedy pilot (aka Dumb Prince) written by Charlie Grandy and executive produced and directed by Amy Poehler.
The comedy is set in the country of Modaria, known for the manufacture of mopeds and tiny cars, where the Faber family has ruled for generations. Prince Karl, fka The Dumb Prince (Nico Evers-Swindell) returns home from a year’s exile in America after having passed out at the coronation of his seemingly hapless father, King Adrian (Kevin Nealon). Elizabeth Perkins will play his wife, Queen Tuesday. Also previously cast in the pilot are Tim Baltz as Prince Marco, the King and Queen’s second son, and Jessie Ennis as Princess Jana, the youngest child of the royal family.
Amy Poehler, Dave Becky, and Brooke Posch executive produce with Grandy. Elizabeth Perkins, who earned two Emmy nominations for her role on Weeds, will next be seen in the female Ghostbusters movie. Kevin Nealon was recently seen in Ghost Squad. Both are repped by Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.