On the cover of this week's Page Six Magazine is Molly Shannon. This actress has bounced from childhood tragedy to Saturday Night Live fame, to motherhood to a new TV show.
Molly opens up about her artist husband, Fritz Chesnut and children – 5-year-old daughter, Stella and son, Nolan, 3½—whom she recently uprooted from downtown New York to move to L.A., where her new show, “Kath & Kim,” films.
“All the years I was on SNL, I didn’t think about kids. I was focused on work. But toward the end, I was looking for a serious boyfriend who could turn into a husband that I could have children with. I was very clear about what I wanted.”
She also took a humorous approach to giving birth:
“I called my doctor and said, ‘I think labor is starting,’ and she said I should go about my day. So I went to Starbucks. I went to a street fair. I got a super-straight blow-dry so I could look nice while pushing,” she laughs.
Molly lost her mother in a car accident when she was just four years old.
“It pulls the rug from under you, but it also gives you compassion for other people and a deep understanding of loss, suffering and abandonment.”
For more on Molly Shannon, check out this week’s issue of Page Six Magazine, free inside the Sunday edition of the New York Post and online on Monday at www.pagesixmag.com.