Actress Sherri Shepherd Talks 30 Rock, Plan D, and Her Upcoming Stand-Up Show at Tempe Center for the Arts
I am in such mourning. We have black shades covering our windows over here. My husband and I are such fans of 30 Rock (and not only because I'm on it). We watch all the 30 Rock marathons. It's really just a great, well-written show so I'm going to miss it.
Were you bummed about not being on the finale episode?
I was! I'm not gonna lie, up until the day they were filming the last episode I called Tracy, and I was all, "there's no way you could cut to a walk on? I ain't gotta say a thing, just let me walk by on camera!" He was like we got too many people already, and I was like "Please Tracy, please. Who I gotta sleep with? I gotta sleep with Tina?" So yeah I was sad, but you know what? It's ok. I was grateful for what they gave me. 30 Rock was just such a beautiful part of my life.
What's next for you?
I have something in the works with TV Land, and I've got a book coming out Plan D in which I talk about how to live a healthy life with Type 2 diabetes and how to loose weight even if you're diabetic. I've already finished my last movie so hopefully I have some auditions comin' up too.
How do you find time for it all?
Because I love it so much, it doesn't seem like work. It really, really doesn't. I just have so much fun. They say, if you want something done, give it to a busy person. I was just sitting here doing my final book edits, and I looked at the TV and went "oh my god, I'm on Rachel Ray!" and I just sat here and laughed. It's just so much fun it doesn't feel like work.
You can purchase tickets for Shepherd's show It's My Time to Talk via the Tempe Center for the Arts' website. There are two shows this Saturday, February 9th -- one at 7pm and one at 9:30pm.