This post about Pop TV’s Hollywood Darlings was sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer’s Network. All opinions are 100% my own.
Have you heard about Hollywood Darlings?
So many of us spent our adolescent Friday nights settled in to watch Step By Step and Full House. Then came Mondays and we all followed the lives of the Camden family in Seventh Heaven! Just remembering those days brings a smile to my face and now, some of those favorite actresses return to the screen, all grown up and together!
Childhood stars and friends Jodie Sweetin, Christine Lakin, and Beverley Mitchell navigate the ups and downs of life in Hollywood. Through a series of misadventures, they guide and support one and other through crazy social situations, relationships, and their careers.
Now in its second season, Hollywood Darlings is a funny and unexpected series that you’re going to love to watch during your mom relaxation time! All of these talented actresses are moms in real life and bring their experiences to the show as well as their real life friendships and banter.
The stars greeted fans at Xfinity stores in West Orange and King of Prussia with fun meet and greets that included prizes, games and makeovers! Jersey Family Fun and other local bloggers were invited to participate in a fun Q&A with Jodie Sweetin, Christine Lakin and Beverley Mitchell before the event began. They were charming and real life and honest! Take a look at what we found out.
5 Fun Facts about the Hollywood Darlings’ Stars
- They’ve really all known each other for years – Beverley and Jodie were in an Oscar Meyer commercial together at 4 years old, and Christine was a fan of Jodie in Full House before she got her big break on Step by Step!
- Hollywood Darlings is an unscripted comedy, and the actresses have a lot of freedom in how the scenes go. Their natural banter and friendship comes through in the episodes.
- All three strive for authenticity on social media. They prefer showing real life to the made up and filtered pictures (what a relief, right?). In real life they rely on their glam squad (where can I get one?!).
- They rely on a village to raise their kids – friends, grandparents, husbands.
- Just like us they sometimes second guess their parenting skills.
About Jodie Sweetin of Hollywood Darlings
Entrepreneur, actress and author Jodie Sweetin garnered the love of millions in her role as Stephanie Tanner on the long-running, hugely popular sitcom Full House, which still airs in syndication. In 2016, she returned to her role as Stephanie in the highly anticipated spinoff, Fuller House, which Netflix immediately renewed for a second season just 5 days after it premiered. Jodie recently lit up the dance floor on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, where she partnered with Keo Motsepe.
Originally from Orange County, Jodie always knew she wanted to be an entertainer. Her mom saw that she loved performing, and at 3 1/2 years old, Jodie began doing a few print ads and commercials. She soon booked her breakout role in Full House and secured her spot in pop culture with her cute lisp and catchy tagline, “How rude!”
In 2009, she published her memoir, UnSweetined, documenting her life growing up in the spotlight and the years after. Jodie wrote the book as a means to show that she was human and had faults—but most importantly, she had strength and courage. In sharing her story, she hopes she has been able to help others confront their issues head-on and move forward.
In addition to juggling the role of actress and mother, Jodie has teamed with famed jewelry designer Erica Anenberg to create and design the Jodie Sweetin for Erica Anenberg line, a simple and elegant collection of necklaces, charms and bracelets with inspiring and positive messages.
In her rare spare time, Jodie loves to dive into a good book. She lives in Los Angeles and usually keeps busy going on adventures with her daughters, Zoie and Beatrix, and fiancé, Justin.
About Christine Lakin of Hollywood Darlings
Probably best known for her role as Al in the ’90s sitcom Step by Step, Christine Lakin has acted in dozens of films and TV shows, including Modern Family, Mother’s Day, CSI, The League, Melissa and Joey, Valentine’s Day, Veronica Mars and You Again. She recurs in multiple roles on Family Guy and Cartoon Network’s Clarence and played a pivotal role in seasons 1 and 2 of the Walking Dead game. She is a main character in EA’s highly anticipated Mass Effect: Andromeda. She hosts regularly for CMT, VH1 and E!, most recently co-hosting The Big Morning Buzz with Nick Lachey and The Soup Investigates with Joel McHale.
Ms. Lakin is a nominated choreographer in her spare time; her work has appeared on HBO’s Westworld, True Blood, and The Goldbergs, on which she is in her 4th season. She has also performed in several acclaimed theater productions, most recently as Clarice Starling in the cult-hit Silence, The Musical(LADCC award). She is well known for her numerous audiobook narrations, including The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black and Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes.
As a producer, Christine is the creator of the hit storytelling show Worst Ever, which ran to sold-out crowds around Los Angeles and New York before being developed and sold as a series with Thank You Brain Productions. Additionally, she has sold scripted content to MTV and Hulu and is currently developing scripted series with Whoopi, Inc., Campanario and Momentum TV.
About Beverley Mitchell of Hollywood Darlings
At the age of 4, Beverley Mitchell got her first big break—appearing in an Oscar Mayer commercial—and has been working steadily in film and television ever since. With over 30 years’ acting experience, Mitchell has amassed an impressive resume, although she’s probably best known for her starring role as the emotional yet lovable Lucy Camden on the hit series 7th Heaven. She followed that up as Katelyn O’Malley on The Secret Life of the American Teenager.
Mitchell has starred in various TV movies over the years, including Post Mortem, Right on Track (based on the first female drag racer, Erica Enders),White Dwarf, Mother of the Bride, and the miniseries Sinatra. Prior to 7th Heaven, Mitchell had a recurring role on the comedy series Phenom and guest-starred on a number of series, including Melrose Place, Quantum Leap and Baywatch.
Mitchell made her feature film debut in The Crow: City of Angels, which she followed up with the horror/thriller Saw II and then the award-winning Snowmen, opposite Christopher Lloyd and Ray Liotta. She also starred in the dark short film Mean People Suck, opposite Dominique Swain and James Franco. Most recently she completed Toxin, opposite Danny Glover; The Dog Who Saved Easter, opposite Dean Cain and Catherine Hicks; and Uploaded, opposite Eric Roberts. Mitchell can also be seen in the new musical Broken.
Mitchell is a proud wife and mother of two (Kenzie, 4; Hutton, 2) and has recently created her own blog, Growing Up Hollywood, where she chronicles her journey in motherhood and all the adventures that come with it.
Pop TV’s Hollywood Darlings Season 2
For more about Hollywood Darlings check out their website here. Our thanks to Pop TV, Role Mommy and Xfinity for a fun night!