America’s Patsy & Edina?
Uh oh. FOX has announced the two actresses to front its adaptation of Absolutely Fabulous.
There was once talk it would involve Roseanne. Or Carrie Fisher. Or even Liz Taylor.
But FOX has announced the two actresses who will finally become America’s very own Eddie and Patsy in its adaptation of Absolutely Fabulous.
They are Kathryn Hahn (pictured, Eddie) and Kristen Johnston (Patsy).
Hahn appeared in Revolutionary Road plus Step Brothers, The Last Mimzy and Anchorman.” On TV, she was seen on Four Kings and Crossing Jordan.
“From working with Kate Winslet to Will Ferrell, it’s her broad range of talent that inspired us to give her a development deal,” said Marcia Shulman from FOX. ” AbFab was bought with her specifically in mind.”
Kristen Johnston appeared in 3rd Rock from the Sun.
Hahn and Johnston were given the thumbs up after they table-read the AbFab script for FOX executives last month, with a pilot approved shortly after seeing them in action.
America has tried on many occasions to shoot for an adaptation of Jennifer Saunders’ hit. Saunders is one of three producers including Mitch Hurwitz.