The absolutely awwwdorable Brittany Curran is starring as Ray Romano’s daughter on TNT’s new critically acclaimed new show Men of a Certain Age that airs Mondays at 10p, and the 19 year old actress is someone everyone is going to be talking about. I got to talk to her at the premiere of Hallmark Channel’s Christmas at Canaan and she told me about the show and which of the actors her mom and her have a crush on!
Brittany plays Romano’s teenage daughter Lucy and she described her as “I’m kind of like an All-American girl. I think there’s room for rebellion. I feel like there is, I hope so because I want a rebellious character.” I too would like to see her character have some rebellion going on, after all her parents go through divorce on the show. She did tell me in an upcoming episode Lucy will have a boyfriend and that the actor who plays him was really cute.
But before she thought the actor playing her boyfriend was cute, there was another actor on the show she had a crush on. She told me, “I always thought Ray was really cute. I always got a little jealous that Patricia Heaton’s character got to kiss him on the show.” Does she still have a crush on him? You will have to watch the above interview to find out. But she did tell me that when she did her screen test for the Men of a Certain Age, she had to try her hardest not to start laughing. Luckily she remained professional and got the chance to work with the man behind one of her favorite shows. She is not the person in her family that thought Everybody Loves Raymond. She shared with me that her grandmother owns every episode of the show on DVD and Brittany would go over to go over to her house to watch the show. So has her grandmother met Ray Ramono? She told me that grandmother came out to a taping and Ray went over and gave her a big hug. Her grandmother joked with him, I am kind of like your mom because my granddaughter is playing your daughter. That comment was kind of like déjà vu for the young actress because when she met Doris Roberts she said to her you are kind of like my grandmother because I am playing your TV son’s daughter. Seriously how cute is that story? While her grandmother and her are both fans of Ray Romano, her mother and I both prefer Scott Bakula.
Talking about the men of Men of a Certain age, she told me what makes it really makes this show work is that “Scott and Ray and Andre (Braugher) have the best chemistry together because they all have different perspectives of comedy and drama. So when you put the three together like they just balance each other out so well and are so funny.” I remembered what she told me when I watched the first three episodes and she really hit the nail on the head with that. Sincerely I can’t wait to see what else is coming up with this enjoyable show in the upcoming weeks especially what will happen with Brittany’s character Lucy.
Brittany Curran is definitely one to watch and you can catch her on Disney Channel’s The Suite Life on Deck and The Suite Life with Zack and Cody. You can also see in Legally Blondes that is out now on DVD. But it is most important to watch every on Men of a Certain Age Monday night on TNT at 10p.