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‘Cheers’: Kirstie Alley called show ‘a boys’ club’ and ‘a dictatorship’

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When Kirstie Alley joined the cast of the NBC comedy cheers In Season 6, she was at least in charge on camera. Rebecca Howe (Alley) was the new boss of Cheers. Sam Malone (Ted Danson) returned after selling the bar to a company but had to work under Howe. They fulfilled the will and will quotient following the departure of Diane Chambers (Shelley Long), but Howe once said she wasn’t responsible at all.

When the Los Angeles Times reported on the series finale of cheers In 1993, Alley told how it was. Here’s why she said cheers was a “boys club” and a “dictatorship” and also why she didn’t mind.

Glen and Les Charles created together cheers with James Burrows. The Charles brothers were the principal writers, and the trio had final say on all things cheers.

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cheers is a dictatorship,” Alley told the Los Angeles Times. “It’s a boys’ club and they dictate what the girls do and that’s how you do it (laughs). There are no conferences about what your character is or should be. It makes people unconscious. They only tell you what your character does in the script, Period.”

If it wasn’t clear enough that the LA Times indicated that Alley was laughing when she said that, Alley addressed that as well. cheers lasted 11 seasons under the stewardship of Charles and Burrows. You must have done something right.

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“But I kind of like that,” Alley continued. “It’s kind of refreshing. There is a certain peacefulness in the dictatorship because you know there are no other answers and no penetration. You don’t have to think about it and you can basically be mindless. There is a beautiful inner peace in being mindless (laughs).”

The end of cheers was a moment of celebration for all involved. In fact, the cast appeared after the series finale aired The Tonight Show with Jay Leno intoxicated with partying. At the time, Alley joined the cast cheers She had previously appeared in films such as Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Run away. By the time it ended, she had made headlines Look who’s talking, madhouse and sibling rivalry. Alley appreciated the well-oiled machine of cheers.

“To be honest, just becoming an actor is rare,” Alley said. “I like to go to the set, say my lines and go home. It’s the easiest job in the world. I don’t like those thought reviews, those powwows about what your next step as a character is going to be. I would much rather have a brilliant writer write a brilliant screenplay. I want to keep doing that.”

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