Annie Potts: I had music teachers and I had drama teachers who all changed my life, and of course I was so happy to play an amalgam of them in that sweet film.
Zap2it: Have you taught drama?
Annie Potts: I occasionally do, usually at my alma mater or my children’s schools.
Zap2it: Are your children involved in performing?
Annie Potts: One of them is involved. He is getting a theater degree at Muhlenberg.
Zap2it: Let’s talk about two projects from the past, one recent, one more distant. What was your reaction to “GCB” being canceled?
Annie Potts: I was totally flabbergasted! I just didn’t dream it would be canceled. It seemed we were doing well, but these networks are big corporations.
Zap2it: And “Pretty in Pink” recently had some Twitter attention because people were talking about Duckie Dale being gay. What’s your take’?
Annie Potts: I think that’s a question for Jon [Cryer]. The last time I saw him Jon is super-straight. I don’t think it was in his mind. I think Twitter is just insane. I got an account. I get Twitters, “Ooh I just changed toothpaste!” It is way oversharing. Get a life! Who cares if Duckie was gay or not? Now that it is a little more easy to be who you are, no matter what you are, maybe it’s helpful for kids to think Duckie was gay. It’s a theatrical venture; people are supposed to take their own ideas away from it.
“The Music Teachers” premieres Saturday, Aug. 11 on Hallmark Channel.