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Drop Dead Diva Day – Interview with Brooke Elliot!

On Friday, June 4th Elizabeth and I were invited to attend The Drop Dead Diva Makeover On The Move and Season Premiere Screening by LifetimeMoms.com .  Also attending were Lifetime Moms, Katja Presnal  (Skimbacolifestyle.com) and Beth Feldman (Rolemommy.com).

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The day was filled with lots of Diva Do’s,  like free manicures and pedicures that many New York Divas passing by Bryant Park received as surprise treat.  The day was a hot one (felt like 90 degrees to me) but the hottest part of the day was meeting Brooke Elliot. As part of our Diva Day, we not only had the opportunity to meet her, but Elizabeth got a quick interview!  The second season of Drop Dead Diva will kick off this Sunday, June 6th at 9pm on Lifetime Television.

Elizabeth Talks To Brooke Elliot: As much as I enjoyed the show before meeting Brooke, I love it and her even more now – she was so sweet and sincere and couldn’t have been any more gracious or kind. She is beautiful inside and out and I’m so glad I had a chance to meet her.

I prefaced my questions, by telling Brooke how much we enjoy watching the show and how nice it is to have a show my teenager daughter and I can watch together, not remotely childish, but not too adult. I also shared with her that Party Bluprints designed a viewing party filled with fun tips and ideas for celebrating the premiere of season 2.  You can view the tips and ideas here>

Elizabeth: Party Bluprints designed a party for viewing Drop Dead Diva all through the summer to make it a Sunday night tradition.

Brooke: That’s great, that’s awesome.

Elizabeth: You are masterful at creating a character who is an inner diva with a huge heart.

Brooke: Thank you.

Elizabeth: How do you do that? Do you find it difficult?

Brooke: You know the role is fantastic and challenging. But that’s one of the things I love that you noticed that. I wanted Deb’s heart that she never had to use before; you know there was never anything that challenged her before. So, I love that when she got presented with challenges of what her true heart actually was, and, you know, in Jane’s body having to understand all these different things. I love that you got that.

Elizabeth: You are so joyful and witty, a pleasure to watch. In the clip for the premiere, your guardian angel tells you need to let go of some emotions and you say, “Zanax or Cheese Whiz”, and I just want to leave you with this, for a lot of fans out there, myself included, you are that. Sunday night you tune in and you just feel so good, so thank you. We look forward to watching you all season.

Brooke: That’s great. That’s amazing.

Elizabeth: I just have to ask a question for my partner, Dawn. How was dancing with Paula Abdul?

Brooke: It was really fun and surreal. I grew up listening to Paula. It was really fun to have her on the set.

Elizabeth: We’re really looking forward to the premiere this Sunday night. Thank you so much for your time.

Please enjoy our video montage of the day!

Note: Party Bluprints Inc. is an affiliate of LifetimeMoms.com. However, the commentary portion of this article is not influenced by that relationship. I was a Drop Dead Diva fan after its premiere last summer, prior to the existence of a relationship with Lifetime.

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6 Comments
  1. ~Elizabeth,
    Stopped in to see your great photos… Looked like a fabulous day!
    You were smashing in that dress! Looking forward to meeting Dawn and seeing you again soon.
    Cheers,
    ~Katy

  2. What a fun day. I also love Drop Dead Diva and look forward to Sun. evening to watch the program. It was fun to see the video. It put me in the fun. Beth, you looked great!
    Shine on..Sunshine

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  4. nice post. thanks.

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