Betty White chats Mary Tyler Moore
When word broke that television legends Mary Tyler Moore and Betty White would appear on the small screen together again, it had been 33 years since the two shared a scene.
"Oh it was such fun. It was like old home week because we've never really been apart," White told OnTheRedCarpet.com at 18th Annual BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards on Thursday. Moore stops by "Hot In Cleveland" for a guest role on the show's second season premiere in January.
"We're been dear friends all these years but working with her again ... we spent the whole day hugging each other," White said.
According to a press release, Moore's character will "involve White's character Elka, who in the season one cliffhanger, was arrested."
Previously White played the Sue Ann Nivens on "The Mary Tyler Moore" show from 1973 to 1977. Nivens was the host of The Happy Homemaker on WJM, sort of a precursor to Martha Stewart, whose punch lines often involved sexual innuendos.
White also told OnTheRedCarpet.com that Nivens was one of her favorite roles in her career. The other? Rose Nylund on "The Golden Girls". "It's hard to choose between those two," White said.
The long time actress was honored at the award ceremony with the Charlie Chaplain Award for Excellence in Comedy.
- Kristina Lopez