Last week, those of us who watch Busy Tonight finally got the moment we’d been waiting for: Busy Philipps’ BFF, Michelle Williams, came by for a visit and oh my gawd, Michelle looked incredible. I hope newlywed bliss plays into her glow, at least a little bit. Ostensibly, Michelle was there to promote her role as Gwen Verdon in Fosse/Verdon but really, it was just an excuse for the two ladies to hang out all night. And because Busy was so excited to have Michelle there, she cut all the filler and just brought Michelle out for the whole show. It was fun and showed how much affection they have for each other. Their chemistry was comforting and made me miss my close friends. They kept telling outrageous stories like crashing jet skis and this one, in which Michelle had a family of mice living in her car:
Remember that time you had the mouse living in your car? In New York? In the winter, Michelle had a family of mice living in her Prius.
*gasps* I don’t want to talk about it! I am a Virgo except when it comes to my car because, I just don’t care that much about cars. So it’s very ‘accessorized’ with belongings and…
To be fair, when the mice took up residence in your Prius, Matilda was little so when [your] kid is little, you’re used to crackers on the ground and stuff
It had just been Easter time and I looked in the backseat of the car and I was like, ‘wow, what a mess. There’s eggshells and half eaten eggs and, whoa, half eaten eggshells of the eggs. So, Matilda, don’t eat the eggshells of the eggs. I hadn’t realized yet. And then I looked down and I was like, ‘Boy, the car is really getting maximum dirty and there were like branches and twigs and things. ‘And then I think, ‘Oh no – nonono, those are turd.’ And then I noticed a hole had been chewed through the seat and the mice had been eating the Easter eggs.
You never, ever stop seeing, when you look in the rearview mirror, a little mouse head pops up. That never goes away
Mice are, in fact, my favorite animal so I never get as freaked out by them as I should be, especially having been a mouse mom to so many throughout my life (all buried in Cracker Jack boxes in my families pet cemetery). However, not even I could turn a blind eye to a mouse family living in my car.
After Busy and Michelle discussed Michelle’s phantom mouse visions, they discussed the idea that they should have a party for their 20th friendiversary. That’s a great idea! We should all do this. I think I’ll celebrate a 15th with my closest girl friend right around when our firstborns graduate high school. I’m thinking a cruise would be a nice anniversary gift to ourselves.
Like I said, Michelle was there to promote her new show, Fosse/Verdon. about Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, airing April 9th on FX. I thought this would be the normal PR portion of the show but, as commenter SM pointed out on the Josh Groban post, Busy doesn’t ask “the boring standard questions.” Instead, she asked Michelle why she came back to TV and Michelle’s answer kind of got to me. After that whole debacle with the pay disparity between Michelle and Mark Wahlberg on All the Money in the World, FX came to Michelle with a script and a promise of equal pay.
What made you decided to go back to television? We’ve had many conversations over the years, it would have to be like, exactly the right thing for you. Why was it this?
Equal pay. We had just come off of that very dramatic moment in time and when they came to me about this project and that that was a part of it, I was so moved to see that something had shifted so dramatically, that it was just there, alongside reading the script was the promise that you will (be paid equally)
The show ended just as sweetly as it began with the two ladies in their nightgowns (which is the way Busy ends her shows, by changing into Mr. Nightgown) reading each other letters about their friendship. It was nice. Michelle’s was very sweet and touching and Busy’s was laced with humor and jabs at themselves but both were genuine and made the other cry. Oh, and Busy tried to finally give Michelle her Golden Globe back but Michelle told her to keep it. So, I think Busy can now officially promote herself as “an actress who holds a Golden Globe.”
— Busy Tonight (@BusyTonightTV) February 8, 2019
My ❤️ Michelle Williams is on @BusyTonightTV tonight! We talk about our friendship, time on the creek, some super hot goss and her new show @FosseVerdonFX ❤️TUNE IN ON @eentertainment at 11/10c. pic.twitter.com/J14qUKzD9I
— Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps) February 8, 2019
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