Betty White Talks About ‘Hot in Cleveland’ and ‘The Soul Man’ Live Team-UpBy: Jasmine Allen - March 24, 2014
Betty White, the former actress of the The Golden Girls, has been making promo appearances within the past few days to promote a highly anticipated TV sitcom collaboration.
White has recently been featured in a few interviews sharing her excitement about TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland and The Soul Man very first crossover episode this week.
The 92-year-old shared how she will be shooting Hot in Cleveland first, and then the cast will make their way to The Soul Man set to star in a completely live episode-something she is all too familiar with.
“I started out doing five-and-a-half hours a day, six days a week live…but I didn’t have an audience,” she told ABC News during a group interview.
Hot in Cleveland co-star Jane Leeves added that live shows tend to be slightly more demanding.
“Doing it live, I tell you, really forces you to stay in the moment,” she said.
White reassures, however, that audiences play a major part in live TV show specials.
“What the audience doesn’t realize is how much a part of the show they are,” she told ABC News.
In a separate interview with The Talk, the female hosts were quite astonished that White has so much vigor to do two live shows in the same night.
“I love the adrenaline you get from live,” she said enthusiastically.
White is truly one of those hard-working performers who has plenty of experience under her belt-and, at her age, of course she does.
One of her most renowned accomplishes includes six Emmy Awards over a span of 61 years. Others include becoming one of the first women in television, the oldest Grammy Award winner in 2012, and the only female to win an Emmy in all comedic categories.
Additionally, in 2013, White was awarded as the Guinness World Records’ first female entertainer to withstand the longest TV acting career.
When sarcastically asked if there was anything she hasn’t done, the comedian’s response was quite humorous as always: “Robert Bradford.”
Catch the live special of Hot in Cleveland and The Soul Man this Wednesday March 26 starting at 10 p.m. on TV Land.
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