September 9th, 2013
It has been announced that Paula Abdul will be acting on a regular basis. She stated that she has always had a love for television and that she is extremely excited about making a transition to acting on television.
Abdul said her love for television began to grow when she worked with James L. Brooks with “The Tracey Ullman Show”. Abdul was responsible for doing the choreography for the shows musical scenes. James L. Brooks is the cinematic talent behind “As Good As It Gets”, “How Do You Know” and “Terms of Endearment”. It was “The Tracey Ullman Show” that inspired other hit shows such as “The Simpsons”.
Although she has appeared on television in reality shows like “The X Factor”, “American Idol” and “Live to Dance”, she has not made the time, previously, to do scripted acting, except for short guest appearances. She has appeared on shows such as “That’s So Raven”, “Less Than Perfect”, “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” and “Family Guy”. But now she is ready to make a more permanent switch to television on a more regular basis.
About her transition, Abdul said she is broadening her horizons by acting as well as performing in dramas and half-hour shows.
In talking about her transition to full-time acting, Abdul has also taken the opportunity to announce her work in fighting muscular dystrophy. She said that one of the biggest thrills for her is knowing treatments for muscular dystrophy could be available soon. She said the story of Reagan Imhoff, and 8 year old patient that wants to dance. Abdul said the girl’s story touched her heart because she has the passion of a dancer but that the muscular dystrophy limits her dancing abilities. Abdul talked of how Reagan’s eyes lit up after being presented with a pair of ballet shoes.