Kaitlin Olsen loves working with her husband and seeing him every day


Does anyone else find it funny and/or slightly ironic that Kaitlin Olsen, who plays one of the most morally bankrupt women on TV (note: link may not be SFW), is featured in the upcoming July issue of Good Housekeeping? There is no way that her character Sweet Dee, from the FXX comedy It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, would ever read an issue. But, in reality, the 40-year-old actress and mother of 2 boys (5-year-old Axel and 4-year-old Leo) is as far from Dee as you could ever imagine. Incidentally, Sunny is behind only The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet as the longest running live-action comedy series on TV,

Kaitlin, who is married in real life to her Sunny co-star, Rob McElhenney, talked to the magazine about her work on the series and her role in the new animated flick Finding Dory, where she plays a near-sighted whale shark who is Dory’s BFF. She also opens up and ‘fesses up to some fashion faux pas.

On working with her hubby on Sunny: “The best part about working with my husband is that I get to see him every day…we have really busy schedules so we only see each other in the morning or late at night, [but] when we’re working together, we get to see one another all day for a couple of months…I don’t have any worst parts about working with my husband. He’s great. I think he’s really funny and he thinks I’m really funny, and it’s kind of like a fun little time of the year.”

On her kids’ reaction to seeing her in Finding Dory: “I play a whale shark named Destiny who can’t swim very well. We’re both extremely clumsy!… My kids are very excited that I am going to be in Finding Dory. We watched the preview no less than 55 times. We went to see Zootopia and the preview came on in the movie theater, and both of them were like ‘Mommy! Mommy! We see you. That’s you!’ It was really cute.”

On her frequent fashion blunders: “My most embarrassing fashion blunder happens on a regular basis when people ask me on a red carpet who I’m wearing, and I never have any idea. I just think the dress looks cute.”

On the most outrageous item she has in her closet: “A pair of black cowboy boots that I’ve had for 15 years that I bought when I finally got a job and had a little bit of money, and I was conned into buying them because it said “vintage cowboy boots” in this little shop on Abbott Kinney in California, and I thought “They’re so fancy and expensive, and they’re vintage. They say they’re vintage so I have to get them.” I’ve never worn them but I can’t throw them away and no one wants to take them, so they’re just sitting in there with dust.”

[From Good Housekeeping]

I love Kaitlin. I’m a big fan of her work on Sunny and every time I see her in anything else, I tend to yell “Dee!” at the screen. She’s one funny lady. She cites Carol Burnett, Gilda Radner (my all-time favorite) and Julia Louis Dreyfus as her comedy inspirations, and adds, “I like a lot of dudes, too, like Bill Murray and Will Ferrell.” She also told GH that her guilty pleasure is “The Real Housewives of anything. Anything!” Eh, I’ll let that slide.

Kaitlyn and her Sunny castmates were on a float at L.A. Pride Fest last week. That’s pretty damn awesome.

2016 LA Pride Festival Day 3



Photo credit: We Are the Rhoads/Good Housekeeping, WENN.com

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  1. Dangles says:

    I always was thought Carol Burnett was smoking hot. Especially when she appeared in Get Smart.

  2. Erinn says:

    I looooove It’s Always Sunny. It’s one of the few shows that I can watch over and over and over – and they all work so well as a cast.

    I was reading that a lot of the insults they hurl at Dee in the show are things that she’s actually self conscious about and it’s Rob’s attempt to show her how ridiculous it is.

  3. K37744 says:

    I LOVE her. And I love them.

    Hot damn, I’d work with her husband every day too if I could.

  4. Juluho says:

    Love that stupid bird ;)

  5. savu says:

    I would murder my husband if we worked together. Luckily for the rest of the world, I’m a stone cold b*tch and don’t have one.

  6. lucy2 says:

    Love her, glad to see her getting more work, she’s so talented and funny.

  7. Tiffany says:

    So angry at FX for not contining on with Cladius and Clay. The premise was pretty damn great and Kaitlin’s animated work is fantastic. Her Bob’s Burgers episode is one of my all time favorites. If you have not watched
    ‘ Housetrap’, do.

    • NeNe'sWig says:

      Rewatched this one the other day, and I knew the voice was familiar – when it struck me, I shouted “It’s Sweet Dee!” haha

      Love her, love Sunny, love Bob’s Burgers!

    • sunnydaze says:

      She was really great on Brickleberry too – Daniel Tosh’s cartoon a few years back that ran for three seasons (on netflix now). Funny thing is they replaced her after season one with Natasha Leggaro and it’s really, really hard to tell if you didn’t know

  8. dr mantis toboggan says:


  9. Tess says:

    I love her and Sunny! Her and Rob seem like a sweet couple.

  10. outoftheshadows says:

    Dear Olsen lady, please send the cowboy boots to me in Brooklyn. Problem solved. You’re welcome.

  11. QQ says:

    HONNNKKKSS I love everything about this post pics included

  12. sunnydaze says:

    I love, LOVE that show so much – it goes to show you can have a successful, smart show with a loyal, growing fan base and not have to call the paparazzi or air every single detail on social media for shameless promotion. I love that she’s very much “Sweet Dee” and Rob is “Mac”, that they’ve kept their personal lives to themselves. All of them actually on that show (with the *minor* exception of Danny DeVito, but I think a lot of that is due to his popularity in the industry) have accomplished this, and it’s an awesome breath of fresh air.

  13. byland says:

    I love her, but she looks so much like my aunt that it’s disconcerting for me. They’re about the same age and everything. They do say everyone has a twin.

  14. Dee Kay says:

    Hilarious that anyone from Sunny is being profiled in Good Housekeeping!!! It’s like Opposite Day!!!!!!

    Sunny is one of television history’s greatest triumphs. I’m so grateful they’ve let it go on as long as they have.

  15. erin says:

    Love her!!!!!!! literally just here because I thought she should have more comments 😊

  16. delphi says:

    I love her. So much. I love that entire cast. “Sunny” is so my sense of humor…right down to the wine I.V.s and Charlie belting out “Go F@$k Yourself” full 80s power ballad-style.

  17. DB says:

    I grew up with and went to school with Rob (in suburban Philly) in the 80s and 90s. He had always been hilarious and very nice. I was very good friends with his sister, Katie, and I found his entire family to be generous and down to earth. Rob frequently returns to Philly and from what I hear, he’s just as cool as he’s ever been. In fact, Rob gave tickets to LA and to the set of Its Always Sunny as a fundraising raffle for our grade school and a few of my friends won. It was awesome to see all of their pictures from the set and with the cast. I’m so happy for Rob and sm impressed by how he and Kaitlin have stayed so down to earth. Good for them.

  18. Brickyardute says:

    Love her and love this show. Honks for Sunny!

  19. Lensblury says:

    Haha! Love Sweet Dee and love Always Sunny! So happy their marriage is good.

  20. Blackbetty says:

    Love this show. It unfortunately was only on late at night and never got the following it deserves here, in my country.