Moms dating a vampire
One season off the air and you're a Where Are They Now? "I found it bizarre - us and Facts Of Life," ruminates Charles Shaughnessy, who played Broadway producer Max Sheffield on The Nanny for six seasons. Sheffield" coming from nasally, low-rent Lucille Ball clone Fran Drescher."Seems a little strange, sandwiched between Eight Is Enough and Mr. Why, he's in Toronto playing a vampire in the Disney TV-movie Mom's Got A Date With A Vampire. In Vampire, he is a blind date, set up by a trio of siblings for their mom, played by Caroline Rhea. Hudson, were named after two Chelsea soccer players: Alan Hudson and Barry Bridges, members of the Chelsea Football Club 1970." "The English are not impressed with actors.
He was in touch this week with his former TV family, specifically Fran "The Nanny" Drescher, who 10 days ago had a tumour removed from her uterus. "they caught it very early and I gather there's no need for follow-up treatment." The Nanny's end this year after six seasons was "bittersweet," he said. "But it was a little repetitive and a little relentless. "It never occurred to me that it would be all nighttime shooting," says the former "The Nanny" co-star, who plays a charming bloodsucker opposite Caroline Rhea in the Disney Channel telepic that airs on Halloween.BURBANK, Calif.--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--June 21, 2000--Disney Channel sinks its teeth into an all-new original movie for Halloween."Mom's Got A Date With A Vampire" stars Caroline Rhea" ("Hollywood Squares," "Man On The Moon," "Sabrina the Teenage Witch"), Charles Shaughnessy ("The Nanny," "Denial") and Robert Carradine ("Revenge of the Nerds," "Tommyknockers").We all knew that Rowan was pretty darn special - and I knew that I didn't want to be a lawyer." "I spent a year banging around, working in a film company doing odd jobs, and then I went to drama school.'' Which ultimately precipitated his move to America.He followed his heart to Hollywood, specifically Susan Fallender, an American-born actress he met in drama school."We work from 7 in the evening till sun-up, then we go to bed and wake up around 2 in the afternoon.
It's odd." The British actor says the troupe has also had to "contend with some very strange weather.
This apparently very pleasant, charming emergency room doctor turns up at the rendezvous and wines and dines the mom, but the little boy discovers this man is not what he's cracked out to be. He turns into a bat outside the supermarket." As if single moms don't have enough to worry about. But he's foiled by this snot-nosed 12-year-old because it's Disney, so you know, the snot-nosed 12-year-olds always foil the bad guy." Shaughnessy expects the finished film will be too scary for his youngest daughter, five-year old Madelyn, especially with Daddy in the my-what-big-teeth-you-have role. You know, the Brothers Grimm and all those fairytales. Kids need something because they have fears and deep, deep subterranean anxieties and if you place those anxieties on kind of scary stuff like vampires and monsters and giants, it somehow puts it in the world of make-believe where the good guy triumphs and I think that's good." Shaughnessy and his wife of 17 years, American actress Susan Fallender, also have a 10-year-old, Jenny, and are based in California. Three years ago he "creamed" ER's Noah Wyle to become Celebrity Jeopardy champion (winning US $32,000 for a Santa Monica shelter for battered women and kids.
He now considers himself a defacto American, plans to become a U. citizen and would rather be called Charlie than 'Charles.' He also considers himself a little bit Canadian. "I was just slightly miffed because they had promised that Id be able to go back the next year and defend it and I never did.
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The film, which co-stars Sabrina The Teenage Witch's Caroline Rhea and Robert Carradine, wrapped on Wednesday and will air on the Disney Channel in October.