Disney provided me with a most-expense paid trip to LA to cover the #GotGVol2Event. Part of the event included an interview with American Housewife’s Katy Mixon. If you’re wondering about how she brings the American Housewife Vision to life, check out this fun interview!
Sarah Dunn’s American Housewife Vision
If you don’t know who Sarah Dunn is, she’s the creator of ‘American Housewife’ on ABC. The show airs Tuesdays at 8:30/7:30c on ABC or you can catch it on demand or on the app.
It’s binge-worthy. How do I know? I did it. I binged watched the show right before I headed out to LA. It was so worth it!
Photo courtesy of ABC
We had the chance to screen an episode of ‘American Housewife’ that first airs on Tuesday, May 2nd. The episode is called The Club and is all about the local country club. That means swim suits and insecurities. It was something I could definitely relate to when I watched it!
If you’ve never seen the show, American Housewife follows the life of Katie Otto as she raises her family in a town full of wealthy people who seem to have perfect families and perfect lives. Her life doesn’t seem to be quite that perfect.
That’s the beauty of Katie Otto. I can relate to her and I know so many of my friends can as well. Sarah Dunn has created a character that says the things we all wish we could say.
Katy Mixon and the American Housewife
After screening the episode, we got to meet the American Housewife herself — Katy Mixon! Let me just say that she blew me away with her kindness!
She was so kind to all of us during the interview and I could have sat with her and chatted all day long!
She shared that the show is the vision of Sarah Dunn’s experiences from her life and Katy’s job is just to recreate them. Katy’s own life is not like Sarah’s or Katie Otto’s life. She told us, “I rock and roll in a different way.”
I love that! She shared that she never let anxiety get to her, she just got back up again. It’s different from her character but is also what makes it so fun to play Katie Otto. Katy Mixon loves the physical comedy.
Photo courtesy of ABC
Everybody Relates to Insecurity
“Everybody relates to insecurity.” That is her anthem for ‘American Housewife’ because it transcends gender, age, location, etc.
This is the message that made me thankful to have found the show. Katy Mixon also told us that she considers it a blessing to get to do what she loves and have it impact others.
She’s grateful to be part of a show and in a role that is having an impact.
I know that in my life and with my friends, there has definitely been an impact. It’s nice to know that we’re not alone.
To learn more about the show, visit the website and connect on social media:
- Facebook: facebook.com/AmericanHousewife
- Twitter: twitter.com/AmericanWifeABC (#AmericanHousewife)
- Instagram: instagram.com/americanhousewifeabc/
- Visit the AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE website: abc.go.com/shows/american-housewife