Judy Greer Want To Eat All Your Carbs
If you need a brilliant comedian to deliver sure-fire laughs, Judy Greer is your girl! But if you need a conduit for diet and exercise advice, the Arrested Development vet might not be the first person you think of. Until now. Starting today, she can be seen in a new Yahoo series, called Reluctantly Healthy, which assembles a trusty health and fitness dream team to put Judy (and you) on the path towards healthier living!
I recently caught up with the perpetually perky (total compliment) actress to chat about this new endeavor. In addition to figuring out her food weaknesses, I learned how Judy plans to take Martha Stewart down, what the Arrested Development movie has to teach us and why she's a little bit like Comeback kid Valerie Cherish!
TheInsider.com: Loved your first episode Judy. You're everything Martha Stewart wishes she was!
Judy Greer: Oh, that's so sweet of you to say. Martha is one of my heroes. I've never met her though, and I don't think I want to. I just love the idea of her. Like, I never wanted to guest star on Law & Order because I wanted it to live in my mind as this perfect thing that was always awesome.
Insider: Well should you ever decide to break the fourth wall in your personal life, 13 Going on 30 co-star Jennifer Garner has the hook-up! They're best friends. Jennifer even named her dog Martha Stewart
Judy: Oh, I know! And just so you know, when she got that puppy, we were filming 13 Going on 30 and she couldn't figure out a name, so I just said, "you should name her Martha Stewart because you're so obsessed with her." And she did. Then, I think one thing led to another and she became friends with Martha Stewart.
Insider: Your Yahoo show is called Reluctantly Healthy. Is that how you see yourself?
Judy: Absolutely. I really love that name. I fought for it because those two words sum me up perfectly. I don't want to be healthy, I want to go to Taco Bell every day, I want to eat all the carbs in America, but I know what will happen if I do. And I know how I'll feel if I do. I’m so envious of those women who are like, "I just like eating healthy." I mean, they're robots. No one is like that. I am reluctantly healthy because I’m vain and an actress and because I do know it’s better for me in the long run. It's great to be thin and fit, but at the end of the day I want to be healthy on the inside too.
Insider: So how did this show come about?
Judy: You know how sometimes you just think, wouldn't it be cool if I did this? Well, I'm doing it. There were a few "what the hell am I doing?" moments along the way because I actually don't know what I'm doing, but that's kind of the point of the show. I don't know anything, so I'm asking experts for help and sharing it with Yahoo.
Insider: For example?
Judy: Well, we all know what the best things are for our bodies -- eat well and work out. But I like all the terriblest things ever: fast food, pizza, sour cream & cheddar cheese potato chips, french fries, you know. So I work with a trainer and a personal chef to find out all the secret tricks that are also easy to do. I'm not reinventing the wheel, it's just making the wheel a little bit healthier.
Insider: In addition to Reluctantly Healthy, you returned to Two and a Half Men last week, but as a different character -- making you the only actor to have played romantic interests for Charlie Sheen and Ashton Kutcher.
Judy: I know, it's crazy – and there's maybe a third character coming up. You'll see. Oh, I don't think I was supposed to say that [laughs]. I can say being there again was very different. First of all, I already knew Ashton, so that was fun because he and I worked together before. It just feels like a totally different show to me. I was on before all the Charlie drama, but this just feels a little fresher and lighter and younger.
Insider: Speaking of the last time you and Ashton worked together, I loved Miss Guided [a short-lived comedy that aired in 2008 on ABC and Ashton produced].
Judy: Thank you so much. That's so my Comeback – I always think of Valerie talking about "when I was doing It." I'm seriously turning into that person. "On Miss Guided, On Miss Guided, On Miss Guided." A freaking show that was only on four times and no one watched. Yet I continually am saying, "Surely you watched Miss Guided." [laughs]
Insider: On the subject of shows I wish would be brought back, it seems like the Arrested Development movie is finally a go. Will Kitty be involved?
Judy: I’ve been told yes, but this is all just chitter-chatter. Every once in a while I’ll tell my manager to call and ask about it, and they say Kitty will be involved.
Insider: What are your thoughts about Mitch Hurwitz's plan?
Judy: You fans, and I include myself in the fan category, have very high expectations. I don't know that it could ever live up. I'm excited to see what they'll do – even if I'm not in it, I want to see what it will be. It's like an open casket funeral. Everyone needs closure. It was gone too soon, it was taken too quickly, I didn't get to say my proper good-byes. It's more about closure at this point.
Insider: Will it finally answer: Glasses on, hair up or glasses off, hair down?
Judy: [laughs] I hope so! Also, was she pregnant with George Sr's baby? Has she gotten her boobs done again? What if she's one of the people who becomes addicted to plastic surgery? What if I don't even get to play Kitty because she's had so much work done and looks like a new person? Holy buckets, I didn't even think of that until now.
Judy's Reluctantly Healthy can now be watched here!