Ron Livingston: My Sister Is Amazing
October 18, 2012
On October 2, a Wisconsin newscaster became a national hero after she responded, on-air, to a viewer who called her fat. Jennifer Livingston said, "You don't know me. You are not a friend of mine. You are not a part of my family. And you have admitted that you don't watch this show. So you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside. And I am much more than a number on the scale."
For Office Space star Ron Livingston, the powerful display of poise was not news to him. Jennifer is, after all, his sister.
"My sister is amazing," Ron told The Huffington Post in his first interview since the incident. "She's absolutely amazing. And the funny thing is, I feel like I've known it her whole life. I feel like the people across Wisconsin, they've known it for 10 or 15 years now. But, it's a real unique kind of pleasure as an older brother to kind of see the whole country discover it in the course of a week -- just how cool your sister is."
He added, "I think she was just so articulate on it; I won't risk being less articulate. She spoke so well for herself that I wouldn't speak for her, but I thought she hit the nail on the head. And I'm tremendously proud of her."
In case you missed Jennifer's watershed moment (although I don't know how you could have), here it is: