Edie Falco: 'Who the hell is Kim Kardashian?'
Edie Falco is not one of the millions of viewers tuning in to "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" every week.
In fact, the "Nurse Jackie" and former "Sopranos" star says she doesn't really understand why many of these people are famous to begin with.
When asked by New York Magazine's Vulture blog about why society's hunger for game has changed over the years, Falco says, "I don't really know if the hunger for it has changed, but our obsession for it seems to have changed."
She adds, "There's an obsession with famous people who, oftentimes, are not worthy of a million people knowing who they are and what they think."
When asked if she watches reality TV, Falco quipped, "No, not a big fan. Like, forgive me, I don't know if you're friends with her-- but who the hell is Kim Kardashian? Like, who are these people and why are they famous and why are they advertising things and being asked their opinions about things?"Kim Kardashian is the 30-year-old star of E! reality show "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" with her siblings, mother and step father Bruce Jenner. She has been in the spotlight since her show launched in 2007. Kardashian announced on May 25 that she was engaged to Kris Humphries, who is 26 and plays for the New Jersey Nets basketball team. The couple began dating in late 2010.
"I just don't understand what these people did to be in a position of having everyone ask their opinions about stuff. I mean, if there's something about her personality or something that she's accomplished or her philosophy on something," Falco added. "But beyond that I don't understand what's happening. It's actually frightening."
The actress is currently starring opposite Ben Stiller in the Broadway revival of "House of Blue Leaves." The play, which was first staged in 1966, is about a zookeeper named Artie (Stiller) in 1965 in Sunnyside Queens. Artie wants to make it as a songwriter in Hollywood. Falco plays the zookeeper's schizophrenic wife, Bananas.
Falco, who has won four Emmys, a two Golden Globes and three Screen Actors Guild Awards for her roles on "The Sopranos" and "Nurse Jackie," was recently nominated for a Tony award for "House of Blue Leaves." The American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards are set to air live from the Beacon Theatre in New York on CBS on Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 8 p.m. ET.
Of her nomination the actress says, "I have an ambivalent relationship with awards shows. What it means to me is that I am considered a legitimate member of this community." She adds, "I'm really here and I'm really working and people are aware of my existence and the work that I do. And that is very meaningful to me."