RHOBH star Kyle Richards is ready to see her childhood play out on the small screen. Richards is opening up about Alicia Silverstone taking on the role as her mother in the new TV Land show, American Woman, which is based on her upbringing.
“I don’t know if I’m always excited about it. Sometimes I go, ‘Oh, my gosh.’ I think, in sharing the stories about my life growing up… I was a child actor my whole life,” Kyle told PEOPLE of her childhood. “My mom let me drive myself to work everyday at the studio from 13 years old. I had no license. She doctored my birth certificate to say I was a year older, so I was emancipated when I was 13, not 14.”
“My mom was not a traditional mom, and I did not have a traditional upbringing,” she continued. “She was a very strong woman.”
After meeting with Alicia Silverstone, Kyle said she and the producers knew the actress was a “slam dunk” for the role.
“We met with her, all of us. The producers and myself are all being fans of Alicia and she has a big fanbase obviously,” Richards said. “And when we met with her, she came in and I started sharing the stories of my life and my mom, and you [could] see that she just started taking it on.”
She continued saying, “I was like, ‘This is going to be amazing, I love it.’ It was like a slam dunk.”
American Woman has landed a 12-episode order on TV Land. No premiere date has been set yet.
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