HOME ECONOMICS SERIES PREMIERE TONIGHT!
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Executive produced by and starring Topher Grace, new series “Home Economics” joins ABC’s Wednesday night comedy block on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EST) on ABC.
(Episodes can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu.)
Thank you ABC NETWORK for inviting me to the virtual press junket of HOME ECONOMICS and the chance to interview the amazing Karla Souza. Everyone knows Karla as the kick ass attorney from, “HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER” however in “HOME ECONOMICS” we see her in a completely different light. She’s funny, witty, clever and she’s the mom that says what’s on her mind, no filter and I LOVE IT!
I was given the opportunity to talk to her about her character, I absolutely love who she portrays in HOME ECONOMICS. Karlas character is exactly what we need on TV right now, someone whom we can relate to and laugh with. HOME ECONOMICS is my new addication on ABC and I can’t wait till you all see it tonight!
BelAirMommie: So yesterday, I was driving back from Carmel and I wanted to make sure I caught the show so I had it in the background as I was driving and I swear to you, I was laughing so much. I'm like I need to pull over or I'm gonna pee in my pants. It was so fantastic. We love the show. My Mom was in the car, she was cracking up. I mean we, hands down, I came home finally at 1:00. I mean, we watched it again so I could see what the scenes were actually, what you guys were doing so it was great.
KARLA: You are so funny. You are like me and I don't want to say this in public but I do that all the time where I put a show on or something and this is just a testament to our freakin' multitasking like force of nature, I also am gonna do something and I don't have the time, while I'm taking a shower, while I'm brushing my teeth, while I'm breastfeeding my son, while I'm peeing in the bathroom, while I'm drinking some wine, I will do it all, which you know, mindfulness would tell you not to but I hear you. That's so funny that that's how you watched it.
BelAirMommie: I love it. Tell me, what is it that you loved about your character and what would you like your audience goers to learn your character?
KARLA: Oh my gosh. I love that she has a glass of wine while she's in the gym and I mean, she wishes she could have a glass of wine for every diaper she’s changed and she has a dry, sarcastic humor, she’s very matter of fact, she says it honestly, very authentic, kind of like no BS person. I feel like she just is, to me at least, because I feel very related like. All of her stuff is very relatable to my life and it's a breath of fresh air when I read it and I feel seen, and I hope that when people, when women also watch it that they feel seen, because that's what I feel like was missing a lot in my life, when I became pregnant, when I had kids, when I was married is that I didn't really see myself in the Comedy spaces at all, that you would just either really funny but not a Mom or a really strict mom.
I’m so happy we’re getting more and more funny female, meaty characters with heart and soul, at least for me, and I hope others like it as well.
Karla Souza is perhaps best known for co-starring opposite Viola Davis in ABC’s hit international drama “How to Get Away with Murder,” which recently completed its six-season run. She was most recently seen starring as Rosario for Amazon Prime’s Spanish language drama “El Presidente.” The series, created and written by Academy Award® winner Armando Bo (“Birdman”), tells a story of the 2015 FIFA corruption scandal. She also appeared in the feature “The Sleepover” for Netflix and starred in “Everybody Loves Somebody,” which was written and directed by Catalina Aguilar Mastretta.
Growing up, Souza spent four years in France where she was part of a professional theater company that toured throughout the country. She went on to study in London at the Central School of Speech and Drama where, in 2008, she received the CCP Award, given to the most promising actress in London. Following her time in the U.K., Souza was selected to study in Moscow, Russia, with Anatoly Smilianski. She later traveled to present a showcase in New York and subsequently began receiving offers for leading roles in Mexico City.
Souza has starred in three of Mexico’s top grossing films of all time: “¿Que Culpa Tiene El Nino?” in 2016, and “Instructions Not Included” and “Nosotros Los Nobles,” both in 2013.
Born in Mexico City, the mother of two currently resides in Los Angeles.
SERIES PREMIERE WEDNESDAY APR 7 8:30|7:30c
Starring and executive produced by Topher Grace, "Home Economics" takes a look at the heartwarming yet super uncomfortable and sometimes frustrating relationship between three adult siblings: one in the 1%, one middle-class and one barely holding on. The comedy is inspired by the life of writer and executive producer Michael Colton. The series stars Topher Grace as Tom, Caitlin McGee as Sarah, Jimmy Tatro as Connor, Karla Souza as Marina, and Sasheer Zamata as Denise. Also starring is Shiloh Bearman as Gretchen, Jordyn Curet as Shamiah, Chloe Jo Rountree as Camila and JeCobi Swain as Kelvin. "Home Economics" was created by writers Michael Colton & John Aboud. They serve as executive producers alongside Topher Grace and Eric and Kim Tannenbaum of The Tannenbaum Company, whose Jason Wang will co-executive produce.