Jaime Pressly started off as a young model at the age of 15, transitioned into a funny and dramatic actress and her latest role is being a pretty amazing mom! We were excited to hear that Jamie had teamed up with Butterfinger to find the last spokesperson on EARTH!
What is your favorite candy and what is your relationship with Butterfinger! Jaime: Butterfinger has been my favorite candy bar ever since I was a kid, so I was excited to jump on board when they asked me to come in to help find their last spokesperson on Earth!
Tell us about your upcoming movie, Abby in the Summer! Jaime: I play Abby in Abby in the Summer which we shot this past Summer. It’s a great role and film with a really great cast. I have Francis Conroy playing my mother and Robin Thick playing my boyfriend. It’s a really great film festival piece, great little independent film. It’s a drama, so it’s a character in a film that people aren’t used to seeing me play.
Whats your favorite movies to watch or the best movie you’ve seen recently? Jaime: One of my favorite movies to watch of all time is The Princess Bride. It’s one of the best feel-good movies of all time, and it’s the greatest fairy tale, love story and cast ever!
Who would be your dream actor to work with? Jaime: I’ve always wanted to work with Shirley MacLaine and I’ve always been a huge fan of Goldie Hawn. I mean, the list kind of goes on and on and on, there’s numerous people I’d love to work with and hopefully will get to someday. But Shirley MacLaine is definitely one of my favorites because she’s one of the last triple threats from back in the day. You know? And if I could bring somebody back to life it would be Lucy.
You played the mom in “I Hate My Teenage Daughter” abbybut in real life, you have a young son. Go ahead and brag about your son! Jaime: My son Dezzy just turned 5 in May and he’s getting ready to start Kindergarten. He’s just starting to make me feel old! He’s a really loving kid, a good kid and extremely smart. I know everybody says the have the best kid because we’re all partial to our own children, but he genuinely is a really loving child and very well mannered. I’m a strict Southern mom, so I’m insistent upon him having manners, which a lot of children in California do not have. I’m very proud of him in the fact that he is as polite as he is and loving as he is and as grateful as he is. He’s a really good kid.
Tell us your favorite and least favorite thing about parenting! Jaime: The list goes on and on about what my favorite thing and least favorite thing about parenting is. Parenting is the most difficult thing you can ever do in life but it’s also the most incredible thing you can ever do. It’s the most challenging job you’ll ever have, but the most rewarding thing you’ll ever have as long as you do it right. You can try your best, and no matter what you do and no matter how hard you try, you know they are who they are gonna do what they want. Not that they won’t get in trouble for doing something! I mean some kids are just bound to get into trouble and some kids listen better than others. I think discipline has a lot to do with how well a child listens and how they respond to rules. In general, a routine is the most important thing for kids. Routine fist and then love. You can’t really go wrong when you love your kid too much.
What’s the best and worst parenting advice you’ve ever received? Jaime: Worst parenting advice ever received was that I should do everything for my kid until they move out. They should never have to lift a finger because they’re going to have to suffer in the real world soon enough. I choose to teach my kid responsibility and to tell him the truth and explain things to him so that when he does get out into the real world, he knows how to take care of himself. I also choose to give him independence so that he can handle himself when he does get out there and I don’t have to worry so much. Then I know that I’ve done my job and that he’s learned and that I’ve taught him as much as I possibly can so that he’s ok. I feel safe when he leaves.
The best advice I’ve ever been given is to listen, to tell my kid the truth and to explain when they ask. You can explain it in simple forms, explain as much as possible, to always be honest with them so that they can feel like they can be honest with you as they get older. As a parent, that’s what we want. We want them to talk to us. If they’re afraid to talk to us, then, you know, fear makes them do stupid things.
What’s your favorite app or website you can’t live without? Jaime: I have an iPhone. I do text quite a bit. The apps that I use they’re literally all the games for my son. When we’re away or traveling and I don’t have the iPad, he uses my phone to play games on.
What are his favorite games? Jaime: Let’s see… Angry Birds, Sonic, Plants vs. Zombies… I do not understand it! What a boring game! I do not understand it whatsoever. He will play any game he can get his hands on. I’m OK with any games as long as it’s safe or kid-friendly. Good hand-eye – teaches good hand-eye coordination.