NEW YORK ( Associated Press) – Molly Shannon played a pivotal role in “Saturday Night Live” and starred in countless films, but she was still shocked when a little girl worked in Hollywood in Cleveland.
That was one of her new memories, “Hello Molly!” (Eco) The actress, who was riding in her father’s car when she was 4 years old, killed her mother, baby sister and nephew and took a closer look at her life while she was driving. Her father tried to heal her from physical and emotional scars, and she raised Shannon and her older sister as a talented and unusual parent.
Later in life, her father came out as a homosexual and Shannon said it was difficult for both of them when she was studying at New York University College. She eventually moved to Los Angeles and created a live show that allowed her to run on SNL for six seasons since 1995.
Since then, she has been working full-time on TV and in movies, and, as her father advised her before he died, she has done her best, even in small parts. The new comedy “I Love This For You” will begin on April 29. Shannon recently spoke to the Associated Press about sharing family stories, falling on chairs on SNL and how she survived Hollywood.
Responses have been modified to be clear and concise.
Associated Press: How did you feel about writing the book and making a connection to your life?
Shannon: I feel very vulnerable. And you open yourself up to people’s response and ነገሮች those things really ‘Oh, well, what do I think?’ It makes you think. Because then you are hearing the other person’s point of view…. But in the end, I hope people can relate to some of them or feel inspired. I did not write it with any agenda…. I just inspired myself. And I feel like I’m a woman, and I feel like a lot of women have to tell their stories to the best of my ability. So it’s like, ‘Just do it, Molly!’ So I pushed it ቴ but I’m glad I did. I wanted to be brave and walk in my fear.
Associated Press ፡ You wrote about your deceased father with love and respect but said that when you went to college you felt free.
Shannon: Well, when it was closed, I was as loyal as he was and he was a very happy parent. But I also wanted to start my own life. So I think sometimes when you have a single parent, it’s just like any other relationship. You are very close. But at least I didn’t go down without explaining myself first. I feel like he is not living his whole life as intended. I was sad when I left. But I love and admire my father very much. I understood him and I understood the struggle.
Associated Press: You write about the physical threats you took to perform on SNL characters, how did this feel?
Shannon: I’m really scared in real life…. And my heart was pounding and I was like, ‘Okay, I’m Molly Shannon. I was so frustrated that I used my nervous energy to indulge in the behavior of Mary Catherine Gallagher. ‘ And often when I do physical things, I do not feel anything. When I threw myself on the iron chairs, I did not feel that there was any pain, that there was nothing, that there was no life. And I was wild and I didn’t care. I looked at it like a punk rock. ‘Ahhhh! (Screams)…. Then the next morning when I woke up I saw sores and bruises and my muscles were hurting. And I don’t know why! But I just want people to laugh and do crazy things.
Associated Press: You were badly injured as a child but you always had something positive in Hollywood. Where did he come from?
Shannon: There was a lot of rejection, and I had a vision, going ‘well it’ won’t be as bad as when I was little. ‘ So with the beatings on showbiz, he gave me the ability to control his refusal and his ability to return. I mean, it’s a hurry for these works of art to write, to work, it’s really hard… So I just had such a good attitude, ‘OK, what do we have to do? You know, let’s make this happen. At least I’m doing what I love. ‘
Did APE and that perspective help you survive the trade show?
Shannon: Hollywood can be very scary. You may feel as good as your last gig. But … that is very tiring. I just don’t want to buy. It’s all about the fear of aging, give me a break! I’m so thankful for being healthy and seeing people I know who are superheroes, but who feel like the last movie, ‘God, this doesn’t stop, you know? ‘And I don’t want to live like that. I want to enjoy my life on earth, as a mother and with my friends and my wife.