And as we’ve come to expect from Bertinelli, she kept it very real in her post, sharing that she still feels the anxiety her youthful self was experiencing. Except these days, she’s waiting to hear the status of a project she’s hoping will get the green light from NBC.
Bertinelli tweeted about her start in the entertainment industry
In a video post that food network Personality sat outside with the April breeze in her hair and recounted that five decades have passed since she began acting.
“It’s been over 50 years since I did my very first commercial,” Bertinelli said. “It was an Easter campaign for JC Penney in 1972.”
The actress shared the memory of “that beautiful, relaxing, calm Easter day,” along with the realization that “I’m still as worried as I was 50 years ago when I did that commercial,” she said, laughing.
And she talked about what causes this nervousness.
Bertinelli is awaiting word from NBC
In her tweet, the actress shared that she is “waiting and expecting NBC to take off Hungry and send us serials. Hopefully within the next week we will get word that they will pick us up.”
HungryThe Way It Looks So Far is a comedy pilot in production by NBC in 2021. In it, Bertinelli plays the mother (and restaurant owner) Lisa to Demi Lovato’s character Teddy.
The show, about friends in a diet support group, was written and executive produced by Suzanne Martin, creator of Bertinelli’s last comedy television. Hot in Cleveland. Martin was also a writer for NBC hits Frasier and Will & Grace.
The network, she added, “wanted to see it on a multi-cam … So the show hasn’t been taped yet; We’re filming the pilot again, this time in front of an audience. …”
However, after that first single camera pilot was shot, it is reported that Lovato dropped out of the project due to scheduling conflicts and was replaced by the former modern family star Ariel Winter. Lovato remains on as executive producer.
The actress asked fans for help as she awaits NBC’s update on Hungry
Assuming this new taping happened, it appears Bertinelli and the rest of the cast are now waiting to hear NBC’s final decision — and the star says it’s an absolute nail biter.
“So… same feeling over and over again for 50 years,” she continued in her tweet. “In this business you’re always expecting, you’re anxious, you’re nervous, you’re hoping, hopeful, and here I am 50 years later and I’m still feeling all those feelings.”
Bertinelli asked her followers for a little help: “Just spread some good thoughts and good feelings around the universe that NBC will pick up on Hungry in this week? It would be a really great 50th anniversary.” She blew the camera a kiss and captioned it, “Happy Easter!”
https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/valerie-bertinelli-marking-50-years-since-first-commercial-still-anxious.html/ “I’m still so scared”