Kristin Chenoweth and Carlene

Kristin Chenoweth and Carlene, As ABC’s new series GCB progresses with its season, we’ll learn more about the deeply rooted issues between Amanda Vaughn (Leslie Bibb) and the Dallas women who didn’t exactly welcome her back home with open arms. And while Carlene C**kburn is the current leader of the mean girls, the actress who plays her says that many viewers will find that they have something in common with her.

“I’m in love with my part, so I have to take up for it a little bit,” Kristin Chenoweth tells The Hollywood Reporter about viewers’ first impressions of her character. “They’re saying she’s the delicious villain. Well, yeah. But, why is she that way? Because, she was tormented. So, I know a lot of people who will be able to understand that.”

THR spoke to the Tony award winner about the beef between her character and Amanda and how the show puts her singing talent to good use.

On the premiere episode, Amanda Vaughn returns and it totally throws Carlene for a loop.

Kristin Chenoweth: Well, I mean Carlene was definitely the ugly duckling. She was bullied big time by Amanda. I think when Amanda goes away Carlene probably sees the problem going away, where she’s free to do the overhaul and marry the man of her dreams. Then 15 years later, here comes this woman back that was so mean and awful to her and that bullied her.

Now, often times, the bullied become the bully. I think that Carlene is not happy when Amanda comes back. She’s not going to take it lying down. I think that she struggles with it herself and gets in her own way, because she is a Christian and she does believe in the Bible. But, this one person derails her big time.
Follow us on Twitter! Follow us on Twitter!
Get our Latest Updates!