Season four of the hit comedy, which has been described as “ on crack,” debuts tonight on FX, so we recently caught up with Kaitlin Olson to see if things will be “sunnier” for her character this season.
Unfortunately, if the character’s upcoming waterboarding is any indication, it’s going to be another long season for Sweet Dee.
The 39-year-old star of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia doesn’t say this out loud, but it’s not hard to tell that she is deeply, deeply uncomfortable — though she’s nowhere near as awkward in her own skin as her character Sweet Dee, a caustic and narcissistic would-be thespian, on the FX (and now FXX) cult comedy. The lawn is sprawling, with a trampoline on one end and a pool at the other; toy cars and pint-sized seats, the cast-offs of her two young children, litter one corner.
She has appeared in every episode of the series, with the exception of the season's 4 episode "Mac's Banging the Waitress".It was exhausting work that took many months to complete: we improv-ed out many scenes before Rob actually wrote them, and if one of us wasn’t on camera for a particular shot, he or me (ha) was probably standing off to the side holding a boom mike.Much of the first two episodes (which included several plot lines taken directly from my life, such as my insistence that everyone remove their shoes before entering my carpeted West Hollywood apartment) were shot at my place or at Glenn’s.Although, I spent the first eight years of my life on a little island across from Seattle, but basically I’m from the Pacific Northwest.I’ve been down here in Southern California for about 10 years and I definitely call this home. It turns out it gets your hair wet and I don’t appreciate it.Shortly after I arrived in Los Angeles, Rob conceived of the idea for a Curb Your Enthusiasm-style show that centered on a group of four actor friends living in LA (this, of course, was later changed to four friends working in a Philadelphia bar).