Kirstie Alley's Big Life
In the series, viewers will not only follow Kirstie's day-to-day struggles, but also meet her two children, two assistants, handyman and wild kingdom of 25 animals.
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Kirstie has always said she's bothered by the photographers constantly hounding her, but with this show, the ball is in her court. "I've always wanted to have a camera in the car when the paparazzi are following me, so I can shoot them," she says. "I will say this. There's usually about 10 paparazzi outside my house at any given moment, and when we're filming, there's none."
That realization helped Kirstie realize she didn't need to worry about critics bringing her down, she says, even when her body is plastered on the covers of tabloids. "It's cathartic because it gets you to confront yourself," she says.
Even so, Kirstie says she hates the paparazzi. "If [I'm somewhere] I know the paparazzi's going to be—that's where they hang out or I'm at an event—then that feels appropriate," she says. "But when they're shooting my children? They've stalked my children from the time they were babies. When they shoot me driving my children to school, ... then they get a reaction."
Kirstie says she's not going to hold fast to a number goal. "I think when I'm strutting around most of the day, I'm done," she says. "I started seven weeks ago, and I've lost 20-ish."
No goal would be achievable without a little inspiration, and Kirstie says hers comes in the form of a muse: actor Jamie Foxx. "I like to think about Mr. Jamie Foxx and I. I mean, I'll never be with him. But I like to think about, like, I disrobe and I [say] 'Jamie, turn the lights off,'" she says. "I love him because he's so talented. It's like the guy that any instrument you hand him, he can play. He's a brilliant actor; he's funny. That's why he's my muse."
Oprah's certainly willing to share her dear friend, and to prove it she has a surprise for Kirstie—he's here! "I know your kids are in the audience, so I don't want to go too wild," Jamie says. "But listen, you're absolutely beautiful. Don't worry about how much you weigh or how much you don't weigh. It's all beautiful, so don't worry about a thing and quit worrying. Just be you, fantastically you."
"That's why I love you, Jamie," Kirstie says. In fact, she adores him so much she's come up with a name for herself: a Foxxhound.
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