Retta on Bringing Comedy to ‘Ugliest House in America’

Before Retta was internet hosting “Ugliest House in America,” she was a slapstick comedian and actress recognized for roles in “Parks and Recreation” and “Good Girls.” While talking with Heavy, the 51-year-old revealed how she used that background on her new HGTV show.

“It lightens it. You face the ugliest home in America, you do not need someone who’s going to be solemn,” she instructed Heavy.

In the collection, Retta excursions houses throughout the nation in hopes of discovering one to obtain a $150,000 renovation led by “Windy City Rehab” star Alison Victoria.

Noting the community’s hosts are “enjoyable and energetic,” she defined, “I convey a levity to speaking about how unhealthy your own home is. And actually, you submitted your house, so you realize. So, we’re all on the identical web page, it is okay to make enjoyable of it.”

Donna, her fashionable character on “Parks and Recreation,” was a realtor who didn’t mince her phrases. Retta revealed to Heavy how she would react to those homes.

“Oh, she would say them to burn each considered one of them to the bottom,” she quipped. “Start over. I do not suppose that Donna has the persistence.”

Retta Wants to Return as Host if ‘Ugliest House in America’ Is Renewed

It stays unknown if “Ugliest House in America” will get a second season, however Retta reassured Heavy there are extra houses to function. As she put it, “There’s loads. There’s loads.”

“I really feel like there was a lot work being performed on individuals’s houses due to being caught inside and seeing what they do not like that everyone wished their home performed,” she added.

And ought to the show be renewed, Retta hopes to return as host. As she instructed Heavy, “I’m hoping we get extra seasons so I get to see extra houses and watch a before-and-after, which is my favourite.”

Her love of “before-and-after” reveals is what drew her to the community.

“I’ve been engaged on my home, my yard and been in that mode, particularly throughout quarantine,” she instructed Heavy. “It was, you realize, the one factor occurring. It simply felt proper, like it could be thrilling to observe a home get renovated.”

Retta Called Acting Her ‘Joy’ & Revealed Dream Role

She might like internet hosting, however don’t count on Retta to give up performing.

As she defined, “Acting is certainly my pleasure. It’s why I got here out right here. It’s why I began doing standup within the hopes of moving into performing.”

Retta’s NBC collection “Good Girls” was canceled in June 2021, reported The Hollywood Reporter.

While her subsequent function stays up within the air, she revealed her dream character to Heavy.As the actress defined, “I all the time say that I’d like to play like a femme fatale, whether or not or not it’s in a comedy or in a dramedy. So we’ll see if I ever get an opportunity to do this. That’s on the bucket checklist.”

The conclusion of “Ugliest House in America” airs on Friday, January 7, 2022, at 8 p.m. Eastern time.


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