During our press trip to Los Angeles last month, we had the opportunity to sit down with a few of the Moms of ABC. Some are actual moms, and some just play moms on TV. Either way, this was definitely a highlight during the trip. It was a chance to sit down, in a relaxed environment, and actually have real conversations with some very talented women.
Who attended the Moms of ABC Reception?
- Malin Akerman of TROPHY WIFE (@MalinAkerman)
- Jami Gertz of THE NEIGHBORS
- Toks Olagundoye of THE NEIGHBORS (@ToksOlagundoye)
- Wendi McLendon-Covey of THE GOLDBERGS (@wendimclendonco)
- Alexis Carra of MIXOLOGY (@alexiscarra)
- Frankie Shaw of MIXOLOGY (@frankieshawisag)
- Patricia Heaton of THE MIDDLE (@PatriciaHeaton)
- Ming-Na Wen of MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. (@MingNa)
We were taken to the terrace on the top of Walt Disney Animation Studios and once we were there, what did we find? It was absolutely gorgeous. The view was great, as it was late afternoon, heading into evening and there was a bar set up with a bartender ready to set up our beverages. Anything from margaritas and wine, to water and juice. It was all ready and waiting for us. We made our way to tables with umbrellas, couches and chairs.
Since multiple Moms of ABC were joining us, we decided to go with smaller groups so we could chat individually with each of them. This worked perfectly, and my group sat down at a table with shade from an umbrella for our interviews. Joining me at the table were Dawn from Blogging Mom of 4, Tiffany from Fabulous Mom Blog, and Rachel from Acadiana’s Thrifty Mom. Settled with our drinks, the Moms of ABC started coming in and one by one they grabbed a seat and got comfortable. Now, I have to mention by this time I did not have a voice, so any questions I asked had to be short, sweet, and I probably had to repeat a couple times. That being said, I did a lot of listening, and not much talking.
All of the moms were very much down to earth. We talked about everything from acting to children, homeschooling to blogging, and believe it or not there may have been a conversation about crayfish boils. One of my favorite conversations was with Malin Akerman. I watch her every week on TROPHY WIFE and she was so unbelievably nice. We even talked about meeting Sebastian Stan earlier in the day at the CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER conference. She’s friends with Sebastian and wanted to say how talented he was. She also mentioned that she’ll be filming in Louisiana later this year and talked with both Tiffany and Rachel about having a crayfish boil with them while she was down there.
Ming Na of MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. actually was a bit jealous of us that we were able to see CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER the night before [the reception] because she hadn’t been able to see it as of yet. 😉 Of course, we mentioned how much we enjoyed it and that she would absolutely love the movie when she saw it at the premiere.
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It was such an incredible experience to sit down and talk with these beautiful and successful women about their lives. They were honest, open, and funny. It is a moment I won’t forget for a very long time.
TROPHY WIFE Tuesdays 9:30|8:30c | THE NEIGHBORS | MIXOLOGY Wednesdays 9:30|8:30c | MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. 2 Hour Event Tuesday 8|7c | THE GOLDBERGS Tuesdays 9|8c | THE MIDDLE Wednesdays 8|7c
Which of these shows do you watch? Do you have a favorite? Let me know!