Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Two Cents & Five Questions With...

... Karly Rothenberg, Actress.

Thought our salute to "The Office" was over? Ah ha! Not by a long shot!

Karly pops into our living rooms from time to time on "The Office" as warehouse worker "Madge". Of course she's also called Pudge, Patch or sometimes just "Her".

Before punching in at Dunder Mifflin Karly showed up in shows such as; "Big Love", "That's So Raven", "Arrested Development" and "7th Heaven".

Karly took some time recently to share her Two Cents & Five Answers!

Two Cents: What's it like to be one of such a great ensemble?
Karly Rothenberg: Being even a small part of this ensemble is so exciting!!!! The cast is incredibly nice and they always make everyone feel welcome. It's an absolute blast to spend time with all of them!!!!

TC: What path led you to the show?
KR: I had been submitted for the "German looking gal in the warehouse" She had to be at least 5'6 or taller and had to play basketball. There really were no set lines to read at the audition so they gave me another warehouse worker's lines to read!!!! Totally funny!
The whole audition took about 15 minutes and the next thing ya knew...I WAS MADGE!!!

TC: What do you find the most rewarding aspect of working on the show?
KR: Probably the most rewarding part of working on the show is getting to watch my fellow actors and learning from them. I think what makes me a better actor is observing and learning from others, and watching this entire cast work is truly a lesson each and every time.

TC: Do you have any favorite fun websites you visit? And what fun websites do you think your Character would visit?
KR: I think Madge probably doesn't spend much time on the computer. If she visited any site it would probably be something home improvement oriented ... she's a do it yourself kinda gal.
As for me....I visit all the Office websites when I can! And of course since I'm a gadget geek, I do a lot of gadget/electronic gizmo surfing.

TC: What new projects do you have coming up?
KR: "Weeds" coming this fall. Booked a guest star spot in episode 2, season 3.

If someone were to climb off a desert island and only have time to watch five movies to learn what American cinema is all about, what five movies would you show them?
KR: That's tough...there are so many!!!!
O.K. this probably isn't a good enough representation but here goes:
1) Citizen Kane - one must observe Orson Wells direction of the film!
2) Philadelphia Story because I think Katherine Hepburn,Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart are a must see combo. Good for folks to see how warmhearted romantic comedy movies used to be....
3) It's a Wonderful LIfe w/ Jimmy Stewart just because it's a feel good Christmas movie that warms the heart and has a message.
4) A Streetcar Named Desire. It's Brando...need I say more!
5) The Godfather...The epic film done right!
Pacino! One of the worlds greatest actors!!!!

There are many more, and I could go on.....

Enormous thanks to Karly for giving us her Two Cents! Be sure to look for Karly in the reruns of "The Office" this summer! You can visit her on MySpace and if you do, tell her you read about her on TheTwoCents.com!

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