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My Beauty Uniform: Michelle Buteau

My Beauty Uniform: Michelle Buteau

Michelle Buteau is a longtime figure on the comedy scene. If you’ve watched Netflix in the past six months, you’ve likely seen — and laughed with — her. She’s also a new mom to twins, Hazel and Otis, whom she and her husband welcomed earlier this year. Here, she shares her best tips for curly hair and an offbeat trick for better sleep…

Michelle Buteau Beauty Uniform

What’s your relationship to beauty in general?
What a great and loaded question! (I feel like I’m on The Bachelorette.) Not to sound like the back of a cereal box, but it really is from within, I think. Beauty is about how you feel, in any shape, size or season. I wish more people would have told me that when I was growing up, ‘cause a lot of it was like, ‘Summer’s coming, time to work on your bikini body!’ I wish people would have said, ‘Listen, as long as you’re happy, you’re okay.’

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Let’s talk about your morning routine.
Haha, well, I had a routine. And it was a good one! Now I have twins and my routine is their routine. They should just put their names on the mortgage, because they own this house. But before, what I loved to do is mix a liquid cleanser with an exfoliator. My favorite combination is Cetaphil with a tiny bit of St. Ives Apricot Scrub. I get it all over my face, behind my ears, down my neck, mmm. It was very ‘Calgon, take me away.’ I used to take very long showers, but now when I shower it’s like, ‘Okay, here we go!’ and I just get the hot spots.

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Are you a fan of moisturizer?
YES, I like to moisturize all day long. I feel like if you’re supposed to drink water all day, why wouldn’t you moisturize all day, too? I also like to moisturize the babies throughout the day. And my husband. He’s so cute — he’s white and he’s like, ‘You don’t need all that lotion.’ It’s like YES, you do, you just don’t know you do. He’s bald, and I’m always kissing his salty little head. So, I know he needs the lotion!

What are your favorites?
I’m not a fan of these all-in-one moisturizers, because they leave parts of my skin dry. I like when lotions have a specific responsibility — one for your hands, one for your feet. For my face, I use Burt’s Bees Sensitive Daily Moisturizing Cream, which is nice and light. For feet, L’Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream is amazing. For hands, I like Rituals Soothing Hand Balm. It’s my life!

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What kind of stuff do you use on the babies?
The thing is, all moms have their favorites, so I hit up my local Brooklyn mom group and had them tell me what they use. One product I love is Shea Moisture Chamomile & Argan Oil All-Purpose Diaper Ointment, which is for any diaper rash or skin irritation. For bedtime, I like Shea Moisture Honey & Lavender Nighttime Soothing Lotion. My mother-in-law is Dutch and she sends us a baby baby lotion from Zwitsal, which is what she used on her own kids.

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Tell us about your freckles — have you had them your whole life?
I started getting them when I was about 10 years old, and I get more every year. Growing up, I got made fun of for having freckles and curly hair. Now, as an adult, all the stuff I was teased for is the stuff that makes me unique. I’ve always loved my freckles, but not all the things that come with having them. Like, walking down the street, a guy will catcall me like, ‘Can I kiss every one of those freckles?’ No, you cannot, sir. But it’s fun too, because no matter where I travel in the world, if I see another black person with freckles, we look at each other like, ‘Hey, sis!’ We’re automatically family.

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Your hair is amazing. How do you care for it?
Oh man. I pray. I get acupuncture. Just kidding, but I’ve gone through so many ups and downs with my hair. When I was a senior in high school I wanted to look like the singer T-Boz from TLC, so I cut it (without asking my mom) and tried to dye it blonde. But I didn’t understand that it was a process to go blonde, so I ended up with dry, orange hair. It was such a disaster that I truly have not had another haircut since I was 18. I’ve been slowly growing it out since then. I like to wash it once a week, but it depends on the week. Since having the twins, it’s been more like once a month.

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Do you have any tips for curly hair?
Ooh! I always say using olive oil is best. A tiny bit goes a long way, especially on your edges. I think it’s important to wash your hair well. Get a lighter shampoo — even a kids’ shampoo — and really get in there on your scalp. If you’re putting curly-hair products in your hair all the time, it’s going to sink into your pores and your follicles, so really scrub your roots like you’re mad at them. I love a good, thick conditioner like OGX Coconut Milk Conditioner. I also love me a leave-in conditioner, especially Shea Moisture’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil. I’ll even use a teeny tiny bit on my daughter’s hair, which is very curly, and it does the trick.

Do you wear makeup?
No, since the twins were born I only wear it when I’m working. Somehow everyone thinks I’m so much younger when I don’t wear makeup! I’m like, what?! How does that work?

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So when you do wear it, what’s your go-to look?
I love a wingtip eye. For years, I’ve tried to achieve the ‘if-Amy-Winehouse-worked-at-a-bank’ look. Just like, a cute bank teller. But lately I’ve been moving away from eyeliner and trying to have a fuller brow, with just a teeny bit of mascara. My favorite makeup brand for brows and lashes is Morphe. I don’t wear lipstick on my lips when I’m with the babies, because I like to kiss them all over.

What does your nighttime routine look like?
I use the same Burt’s Bees moisturizer before bed, but I mix it with Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum, for extra hydration. I love a good serum. I also love to spray our bed with essential oils. A friend of mine is a holistic healer, and she recommended also putting a few drops of eucalyptus or lavender oil on the bottom of my feet before bed. It for SURE works. We sleep so much better.

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Cast of the First Wives Club

You’ve been in the comedy world for years, but suddenly you’re in everything (Always Be My Maybe, Tales of the City, The Comedy Lineup, The First Wives Club)! What’s it like being in such a huge spotlight?
I’m not going to lie, it’s amazing. It feels like Christmas. I mean, stand-up is great, but for comedians, we go all around the country and do five shows in three nights, and then we maybe do one late-night TV spot and hope somebody watches it. After doing this for 18 years, for me to be in these really great shows is such a gift.

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On the set of Always Be My Maybe

What was it like to film Always Be My Maybe? Was it as fun as it looked?
It was more fun! You can’t imagine. We were on a Canadian schedule, where they believe in things like sleep and manners and health insurance. And then you’re working with amazing talent and an incredible crew. The camaraderie was off the charts. Beyond summer camp. Nahnatchka Khan and Randall Park and Ali Wong would take everyone out to dinner and expose us to different foods and culture. I thought I knew Thai food and Vietnamese food — and I did not! It was really great.

You also have a new podcast called Adulting. So I have to ask, what’s your favorite part about being an adult?
My favorite part is that I don’t have to listen to anybody anymore. I don’t have to straighten my hair. I don’t have to cover my knees. I don’t have to eat my vegetables. I don’t have to do anything unless I want to do it. I mean, I do have to pay taxes, let’s be honest. But yeah, I think the best part about being an adult is making my own rules.

And your least favorite part?
That I have to pay taxes — just kidding. My least favorite part is that everyone thinks you should know everything after a certain age. And it’s like, no, you don’t! You might graduate from school but that doesn’t mean you stop learning. I notice people are often insecure about not knowing stuff. But it’s perfectly okay not to know all the things all the time.

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Thank you so much, Michelle! We can’t wait to see what’s next.

P.S. More women share their beauty uniforms, including another podcast host and a neuroscientist.

(First Wives Club cast photo courtesy of BET. All other photos courtesy of Michelle Buteau.)

  1. Lucy says...

    I’m so happy to see Michelle on Cup of Jo! I saw her perform during Jonathan Van Ness’s show at Radio City, and I literally had tears rolling down my cheeks I was laughing so hard! Can’t wait to watch everything else she’s doing!

  2. Abby says...

    A week later, I just wanted to update that for some reason, Michelle’s words about moisturizing daily being just like drinking water daily REALLY resonated with me when nothing else has, so I’ve been putting lotion on much more frequently in the last week, and: my skin is so soft and looks so much better and THANK YOU, MICHELLE AND COJ! :)

  3. megan says...

    Love it! Please have Claire Saffitz from Bon Appetit! (And ask her about her earrings 🤞)

    • Julie says...

      Yes, please!

    • Tess says...

      YES!!!!

  4. Amy says...

    So fun! She really does just radiate beauty.

    And I feel like you need a post about lipstick that stays on all day! So many cheap drugstore brands have lipstick that will not come off without makeup remover. As a new mom, I was desperate for something that made me feel a little like me again. Now I can wear a bright (or red- my favorite!) lip all day, every day that never budges and allows for alllllll the baby kisses. <3 My favorites are L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Last Lipcolor and Rimmel Provocalips, but every brand has them. They feel like some kind of hidden beauty secret!

    • YES to this! I play flute and also hate to have to re-apply lipstick after I eat or drink anything, so Provocalips is my daily go-to. I hardly ever wear anything else anymore.

  5. Sarah says...

    Although this radiant beauty and I could not possibly have been created with more opposite hair types, I completely relate to her story about that one very unfortunate haircut in high school (although being much less bold than she, I wanted to look like Meg Ryan, and I did ask my mom, who, bless her heart, let me follow my You’ve Got Mail obsessed heart). I also waited another 7 years to experiment with the at home hair color (Sun In…oh good lord, when I totally should have known better)…so I basically dried out my hair, which had finally grown out, beyond repair, thereby prolonging the hair angst for over a decade. And then a professional hair dresser, who DEFINITELY should have known better, gave me a modified mullet to “fix” the damage.

    Ironically (or not), my favorite part of this piece is her words at the end about giving yourself permission to not know everything, and to always, always keep learning. Message received, wise woman.

  6. Joselle Palacios says...

    I LOVE this woman!!! Please do a week of outfits feature with her. Just feature her for everything you can!!!!

  7. rose says...

    Wow, such a gorgeous person! I think this is maybe how radiant you are when you follow your heart…I haven’t seen any of your work yet so I can’t wait to dive in. Thanks for the eucalyptus trick and I LOVE that you’re truly enjoying your success!

  8. Cat Mouton says...

    Yes! Michelle Bateau is the raddest. Also, in addition to her stand up, acting, podcast – she has a genuine and sharp writing voice. I loved every answer! I vote for more writing contributes for Cup Of Jo. She’s got the perfect vibe!

  9. Kristin says...

    I freaking loved her comedy special. That bit about bringing pita chips but leaving your dick at home was golden. Gorgeous lady!

  10. Cynthia says...

    She glows inside and out. That’s what makes her beautiful.

  11. CS says...

    Love her style! She’s gorgeous!

  12. Kerry says...

    She is so beautiful and luminous! That photo with her babies made me gasp. And I am not a gasper.

    • Sarah says...

      Agreed. That photo is happiness and contentedness and purse beauty.

  13. I just watched her in Always Be My Maybe, and I just loved looking at her face and I’m so glad she’s on here!

  14. Talor says...

    loved this one! I loved her in Always Be My Maybe and look forward to watching the rest of her movies/shows. and as a curly girl, I can’t wait to try the hair products she recommended!

  15. Andy says...

    I first saw Michelle years ago when she was the opening stand-up act for a famous male comedian. She was twice as funny as the headline act and I am so glad to see her pop up in so many things these days. She is so talented and seems like she would be a great to hang out with as well.

  16. Alyssa says...

    As someone with stick straight, unfortunately thin hair, who has to wash it everyday to prevent anyone from using the grease to oil a squeaky part, I literally wish I could go a week or month without washing my hair.

  17. Jennifer says...

    I have loved Michelle Buteau for years! More comedian beauty uniforms please! And a week of outfits would be great too. As a female stand up comic I never know what to wear on stage! :)

  18. Lynn says...

    I have loved her ever since her days on VH1 Best Week Ever which was my favorite Saturday morning guilty pleasure. She is hysterical and beautiful and I want her to be a friend. Hahah
    I agree with all the other c-jo readers that this was an awesome surprise! 💕

  19. jill says...

    I just saw Michelle on a Netflix movie I watched with my teenage daughter and we loved it, so charming and funny! I love hearing other peoples routines and lives…so interesting!

  20. Laura Castetter says...

    Kelsey Miller doing a piece on Michelle Buteau – love it! Total picks for my Fantasy Girlfriend crew!

  21. Jillian Schweitzer says...

    I teared up at that first pic of her holding her babies, it is so sweet!

  22. AC says...

    The other day I was reminded of and started rewatching a hilarious ensemble sitcom that sadly only had one season, in which Michelle Buteau was part of the cast. She is hilarious! Check out Enlisted y’all. You can get in on Crackle.

  23. Christina says...

    omg she is beautiful and hilarious and making me wish i had freckles so i could be part of her instant family!

  24. Gaby says...

    This interview made me feel all happy inside. Also, love the orangey lipstick!

  25. Nicole says...

    I love seeing beauty uniforms of beautiful women who also have a sense of humor about themselves. Such a necessary component of confidence.

    • Louise says...

      When I read these beauty uniforms, it reminds me of how great women are and how different we all are and actually makes me feel good about myself. Compared to most beauty content out there which makes me feel worse about myself. These pieces leave me resolved to just be more ‘me’ Michelle is lovely

  26. Jo says...

    Michelle is gorgeous and funny and amazing, and all I can think about now is how much I want hair like hers.

  27. Nicola says...

    Girl crush on her (and on Ali Wong too!) Michelle was so good in Always Be My Maybe. Please come back to Vancouver and be my friend, Michelle!

  28. Keri says...

    Obsessed! Subscribing to the podcast and hunting down that moisturizer immediately.

  29. rachel says...

    she is so beautiful!

  30. Elizabeth C Terry says...

    What a gorgeous person, outside & in………thank you, Cup of Jo, for featuring amazing women in your “Beauty Uniform” interviews! Such a welcome change from the seemingly airbrushed perfection of so many of the women I see interviewed about their beauty routines/daily lives on other blogs.

  31. Karen T. says...

    Gorgeous. And those little newborn heads in the first photo–so precious. I’d kiss on those little noggins all day long!!

  32. Rae says...

    She is a super funny, beautiful, brainiac! Triple threat for sure.

  33. AMK says...

    Ah Michelle!!!!! OMG SHE IS MY FAVORITE!! Up there with Lizzo!!! Adulting is my FAVORITE podcast!!! She is also in the opening scene with Gina Rodriguez in Someone Great. Love love love her!!!!!! Thank you for featuring Michelle!!!!!

  34. jenniferfromaustin says...

    What a gorgeous woman. Love!

  35. Lynn says...

    “If Amy Winehouse worked in a bank” eyeliner….LOVE IT. I love Cup of Jo, but I get extra excited when it’s a Beauty Uniform or Home Tour days…THE BEST!

  36. Sarah says...

    First time I’ve ever heard somebody say they don’t wear lipstick because they like to kiss their babies—same for me!

  37. Margaret Forsey says...

    Ahhhh! I love Michell Butteau and I think she is so so beautiful.
    I have major freckle and hair envy! Thank you for this. ❤️

  38. Helena says...

    Beautiful, inside and out! Love her! And those little sweet pea twins, oh my goodness!

  39. Alex says...

    Girl Crush!!!

  40. Lauren E. says...

    I loooove love love Michelle Buteau! She has the BEST cameo in Someone Great, and I will shout that movie’s magic from the rooftops until everyone has seen it. Twice.

    • Julie T. says...

      It is the best movie I’ve seen all year!!!!! Similarly spreading the word.

    • Allegra says...

      Yes!!! So agree!!

  41. Owl says...

    Wow, she is a perfect example of what it means to radiate beauty from the inside out. She seems like such a fun person: You just want to go hang out with her and that beautiful smile! I love the picture of her holding her tiny twins. Heartwarming! She is such a funny comedian – has so much presence! Although, if her and I were having supper together at a lively little patio somewhere (I can dream. LOL! ), I would definitely tell her this: Sweetie, be careful about over-moisturizing! Here’s a brief explanation why: 😉https://www.garnierusa.com/tips-how-tos/could-you-be-moisturizing-your-skin-too-much
    Thanks for the post!

  42. Jen says...

    I love Michelle and her black apron dress is so cute I need it . I use the black castor oil on my hair too it seems to help it out a lot. I love reading this series because it’s not just one type of person. I see all races and sizes and that speaks to me. I can’t wait to see the next person !

  43. Andrea says...

    Ohhh I just re-watched Always Be My Maybe yesterday because I missed the characters! I so enjoyed Michelle in it so this post was the loveliest surprise. That photo with those babies! Her realness. Her trick for better sleep! Just all of this. 👏🏼

  44. MJ says...

    I just love her. Saw her perform at a comedy festival in SF recently. She’s my best friend in my head.

  45. Aww love her and her approachable beauty routine!

  46. Tovah says...

    Our curly-hair-content cup runneth over this month!

  47. Lesley S says...

    LOVE! Curly hair here too and I love hearing recommendations from other curly ladies. The pic of the twins and the freckles – gorgeous! Am excited to check out Michelle’s podcast!

    • Kiana says...

      Lovely person. I smiled reading her answers.

  48. Rosalie says...

    She comes across like an awesome person! Also I’m Dutch and Zwitsal is amazing, I loooove the smell😍😍

  49. Andrea says...

    I LOVE how she uses affordable beauty products and not the $200 a bottle stuff! What a beauty and please, a week of outfits! Love her!

  50. This really resonated with me — I also have twins (identical boys!), and I have struggled with self-care since they were born. I wear lashes and finding the time to get them filled every few weeks is tough with two little dudes to care for and a job. I’ve made it a priority in the past, despite being a twin mom, but lately I’ve been guilting myself about it… hard. I could save money! Have more time! But it’s really the only thing I do for me now. My husband is like NOOOooo! Don’t cut out your one non-mom/non-work thing! But I still have the guilt. Michelle, thanks for talking about how twin moms (or any moms) don’t get to shower or spend luxurious amounts of time getting ready — the struggle is real!

  51. Awads says...

    I am just going to take the rest of the day to stare at those babies!!! They are so beautiful! and i also didn’t wear lipstick for the first year (and i ‘m a lipstick junkie) because i needed to be able to kiss all over my baby (he’s 12 now and i still kiss him, but he gets to wipe the lipstick off).

  52. Dee says...

    This is great. But OMG that picture with the babies, be still my heart!!

    • Katie says...

      I agree! What a beautiful handful❣️

  53. nora says...

    gorgeous woman!!!

  54. Kelly says...

    I started reading this thinking, how do I know this lovely woman?? Then realized….Loved Always Be My Maybe! Michelle was so great in it (and maybe actually pregnant!). Great profile!

  55. Nicole says...

    Ohhh my gosh!! I just love her. First heard her on 2 dope Queens (aka the best podcast ever), and I am so excited to see her here!

  56. Chiara says...

    I smiled the whole time while reading this! Michelle is so cool. As a fellow curly hair & freckle-haver, I feel especially psyched. I’m dying to try the olive oil trick…! Brb turning myself into a a human focaccia bread :)

    • Sadie says...

      lol :)

  57. LOVED this! She is so funny! I guess Michelle wasn’t on my radar, but when we watched Always Be My Maybe a few months ago, my husband and I were like, “Wait, who is that? She’s so funny!” she stole the show for us. Also I am always in complete AWE of twin moms. Legends, all of you!

  58. Jessica says...

    Yes Michelle!! On top of seeing her everywhere these days, I’m obsessed with her new podcast. It’s constantly got me cackling on the subway like a freak, but I don’t even care. I think I read this entire post in her voice in my head – she’s the best!!

    • AMK says...

      Guurrrl yes!!!! Me, too! I totally read it in her voice!

  59. Bobbi says...

    “For years, I’ve tried to achieve the ‘if-Amy-Winehouse-worked-at-a-bank’ look. Just like, a cute bank teller.”

    Nailed it. So good.

  60. Kelsey says...

    Ooh, I just love her. Her profile was so real. It always seems like these stars pop up out of nowhere … you kinda forget that so many of them work for years to reach this level of stardom. 18 years is a long time. She deserves all this spotlight!! She radiates sunshine, and I dig it! :)

    • Marty says...

      Ditto!! One of my favorite beauty uniforms ever.

  61. Carol Wayne says...

    For me…Michelle was the best part of Always….smart, funny and oh so beautiful…and we love the same Burts Bees Moisturizer….Thank you for this.

  62. SusieG says...

    She is a delight! Great post …

  63. Laura says...

    I know it’s cliche to say someone is refreshing, but she truly is.

    • Jessica says...

      It’s not cliche and she totally is. She’s my new crush.

  64. Elle says...

    OMG, I LOVE this blog! Thank you so much for providing readers access to all of these smart, beautiful, amazing women!

    • Elaine says...

      So much seconded!!!!

  65. Kara says...

    Obsessed! Off to watch everything she’s been in…

  66. She is amazing! thank you so much for sharing this one. I love allll the beauty uniforms for real.
    M

  67. Allyson says...

    She is so funny in “Always Be My Maybe” and she’s stunning. So glad you did a profile on her! I’m here for any and all female comedian content :)

  68. Justine says...

    I love her energy. Reading this made me smile – perfect morning pick me up! And she’s gorgeous to boot :-)

  69. jet says...

    My Lord! She is so funny and beautiful. Im stealing the mixing exfoliating with cleaning thing.

  70. GC says...

    Best beauty uniform ever. Just made my day as I’m waiting in an absurdly long lunch line at chopt.

  71. Deborah Wolfe says...

    So happy to see this! My husband and I have started joking about how Michelle will pop up in these specials and it always makes us so happy. She’s hilarious and beautiful and this beauty uniform makes for a great start to Thursday!

  72. Anne-Marie McLeman says...

    Loveeeeee Michelle Buteau. Obsessed!

  73. Kamaile says...

    What a fun read and can’t wait to look up these recommendations.
    YES to the lavender oil on the feet. IT WORKS for me.
    Always be my maybe is super cute and Michelle was great.

  74. Sara says...

    Michelle Buteau, you’re amazing.
    CoJ, this was such a treat to read! THANK YOU!

    • Nancy says...

      I love Michelle Buteau! I’ve listened to all her podcasts! Love seeing her on here!

  75. Laura says...

    Can we get a week of outfits from her too??? I’d love to know where the blue dress is from and that leather jacket!

  76. Anna says...

    Love love love love love her and this interview!

  77. liz says...

    I loooove her. Like LOVE her love her. She’s so funny and I always get so excited when she shows up in shows/movies. This was a great read. Thanks for sharing!

  78. MK says...

    I love this, especially her answer to handling her hair: “I pray.” LOL. Never related to something more.

  79. jeannie says...

    What a fun and funny beauty post! Loved this: “Not to sound like the back of a cereal box, but it really is from within, I think. Beauty is about how you feel, in any shape, size or season. ” Beautiful woman and oh, those babies!

  80. Julie says...

    Oh, I LOVE her! And she’s so gorgeous, those little babies are ridiculously cute.

  81. KayN says...

    Her take on lotion is ABSOLUTELY CORRECT and also the blackest thing I have read, and will probably read at any point, today (yasssssssssssssss). CoJ, you’re continuing to kill it with your content!

  82. Kelly says...

    Wow, she is a beautiful lady. But omg the second picture! The twins!They are sooooo cute,

  83. Kate says...

    Laughed out loud multiple times and completely agree with her about moisturizing all day long! BUT can I say that the picture with those two pups made my day!! They look so well loved and like wizened old creatures who are like “yes, we are looking out for the babies. They will learn from us.” More info on the dogs, please :)

  84. Amanda says...

    I first saw Michelle’s stand up on 2 Dope Queens and her bit about how to pronounce her husband’s Dutch name (Gijs) had me in actual tears. Gah I want to be her friend.

  85. Elizabeth says...

    No way — a pic with Jordan Carlos!!! He is the nicest comedian I have EVER met and hilarious as well. What a bonus in this great Beauty Uniform piece!

  86. Katie says...

    All of these photos are amazing – the third one of Michelle holding her twins – gah! Absolutely delightful.

  87. Mouse says...

    Oooh, she was the best thing about Always Be My Maybe; loved her! Now love her more.; she sounds SANE. (Sane-ish….she IS an actor….)

  88. Jackie says...

    Really love her! Thanks for this.

  89. tricia says...

    i can’t wait to watch first wives club! she’s hilarious : ).

  90. Heather says...

    Well this is a complete delight – loved everything about it and her!

  91. C says...

    Seriously haven’t even read this yet. Opened CoJ and got full-body goosebumps and out-loud whispered, “Yasssssss.” Thanks, ladies!!! xo

    • Marlena says...

      I did the same thing! I love this woman.

    • Rachael says...

      I feel like any day where you get to whisper-scream “Yasssss!” is bound to be a great one – and I had the same reaction!!