ABC and Warner Bros. Television has found Rebel Wilson‘s mom!
Jacki Weaver will guest star on an episode as Pamela Boubier, Kimmie’s (Wilson) mother, WBTV announced on Monday. It’s clearly a casting Wilson has stamped with her approval.
“When I was at university, as part of my theatre major, I would go and watch Jacki perform in these amazing plays in Sydney,” she said in a statement.
“She’s an inspiration to me and an Australian classic,” she continued. “She can be funny and real and super dramatic … often all at the same time. My real mother is going to be so impressed to find out Jacki is playing my mother. I know my sisters are fighting over which of them Ashley Tisdale is playing. I can’t wait to get on-set with all these lovely ladies and crush it!”
An overbearing mother, Pamela is described as a former Broadway showgirl who’s still always on as if she’s about to go on stage at any moment. She comes to town to attend the engagement for her other daughter, Jazmine (played by Ashley Tisdale). At the same time, she can’t help but pry into Kimmie’s professional and personal life and ends up causing chaos for her daughter.
Weaver’s acting credits are extensive and most recently include the films for “Silver Linings Playbook,” which earned her an Oscar nomination; “The Five-Year Engagement” and the upcoming “Stoker” with Nicole Kidman and Matthew Goode. She was also nominated for an Oscar for 2010’s “Animal Kingdom.”
“Super Fun Night” follows Kimmie as she breaks from her usual Friday night in with her gal pals when her law career begins to take off and she meets a handsome fellow attorney. It premieres Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 9:30/8:30c on ABC.