Emeril was on the air for seven episodes back in 2001, and one member of the cast spoke about her time on the series recently. Carrie Preston starred on the series alongside the celebrity chef. This was before her time on The Good Wife and True Blood.
Preston said the following about the cancelled NBC comedy:
“We were in the middle of shooting that show when I went back to New York for our hiatus week, and that was September 10. So I ended up driving back across country. All the flights were grounded. The private planes were full. So I rented a car with a friend — I got one of the last cars in Manhattan — and we drove back out to L.A. because we were going to tape again the next week. So whenever I think of that show, it’s kind of a bittersweet thing. It was certainly something that I was grateful for at the time, because I had mostly been doing theater, so it was really nice to have a gig that afforded me a little cushion.”
Not all memories were bittersweet. Preston also remembered times when Emeril would cook for the cast on set. She called it “one of the perks of the job.”
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