Jean Louisa Kelly talks about Yes Dear, Uncle Buck, and her new EP Willing
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Jean is perhaps best known for her breakout role as Tia, the bratty teenage niece opposite John Candy in John Hughes’ cult classic “Uncle Buck,” or as the smart and sassy Kim Warner in the long running sitcom “Yes, Dear.”
Jean released her latest musical project, “Willing,” an EP showcase of original songs about growth, transformation and intimacy. Her strong vocal performance is something one would expect from a seasoned Broadway artist such as Idina Menzel or Kristin Chenoweth.
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JEAN LOUISA KELLY
Grew up in New England
Did community theater, took singing and dancing lessons
I did my first professional show when I was 10
I played Annie in summer stock when I was 11
I got bit by the acting bug very young and I´ve been chasing that high ever since
he was such a lovely man (on John Candy)
I was a teenager, when i got that script my family had just moved
From massachussets to maryland and i was not happy
somebody else was suppose to play that part
it was really addictive
I loved singing and dancing.
I wanted to be a teacher when I was younger
Now because of the internet, there is more opportunity
my son did this stop motion lego movie within an hour and posted it within an hour
I have two kids, a son and a daughter
I never set out to do this but the way my life has gone, i´ve spent more time at home
Those songs came out of my experiences at home
“its not fair” which i frequently threaten to put on
11 songs and get the band together. Helped with Color of the Heart. Amazing musicians
I was asked to do an EP so those 5 songs go well together.
I didn´t know what an EP was…. what Entertainment Partners
I was homesick (while doing “Into the Woods” and “Uncle Buck”)
It was so fun. what a hilarious group of people. The writing is so funny!
Now that I have kids I get the show better.
he´s got the wackiest sense of humor (Greg Garcia)
Balance between home life and career
Get Training, get in class
Lego Jurassic Park
SONG OF THE SHOW
“Willing” by Jean Louisa Kelly