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THE SALINA JOURNAL APPLAUSE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1997 3 TELEVISION: KIRSTIE ALLEY IS A SASSY STAR By KEVIN D. THOMPSON '. c. 1997 Cox News Service After deciding to return to series TV, it didn't take Kirstie Alley long to figure out what kind of character she wanted to play. "We wanted an edgy woman -who's on the brink of a nervous breakdown," says the saucy- mouthed actress of her new NBC sitcom "Veronica's Closet" (Thursday, 9:30-10 p.m.). "And that was me." The 42-year-old former "Cheers" star has a lot to fret about. Her 13-year marriage to actor Parker Stevenson is over. She recently lost her bid to have her divorce heard in Maine, where she owns a second home with Stevenson. (They have two adopted children, 4 and 2.) And the ex-"Hardy Boy" star is seeking a hefty portion of Alley's fortune. "You see what happened?" Alley asks. "When they wrote my character was getting a divorce, I had to get one." What Alley may also have is a potential hit. "Veronica's Closet" has already won the "The Sitcom Most Likely To Succeed" award. It has a dream time (Thursdays at 9:30 p.m.); first-rate producers (Marta Kaufftnan and David Crane of "Friends" and Dream On fame) and a heavenly supporting cast ("King of the Hill's" Kathy Najimy and "The Larry Sanders Show's" Wallace Langham). Alley plays Veronica Chase, a leading romance expert and owner of Veronica's Closet — a line of racy lingerie and books. Although the aging, ex-model is a big-time romance guru, the kicker is that her love life is a mess. "Veronica's more of a joker in her personal life," explains Kauffman. (Are you listening, Martha Stewart?) She's married to a lying husband (Christopher McDonald) who sleeps with anything female. In the opener, Veronica finally decides to leave the philandering cad. "This series is sort of about her (Alley)," says Crane. "It's about someone making the difficult decision to leave the man she loves. Even though she loves him, it's the right thing to do so she can go out and search for something better for herself." There's another similarity. Both Alley and Veronica love slinky lingerie. "About eight years ago, I presented a whole concept to my lawyer about lingerie," says Alley. "I Just think it's the bomb." "Veronica's Closet" has already generated great buiz. Alley, for one, isn't surprised. "You've seen all the shows," she cracks. "Why wouldn't we be in that slot? Why wouldn't we? I feel like we've won the prize." After playing the neurotic overachiever Rebecca Howe for six years on "Cheers," Alley says she wanted something different. "I wanted to play someone who was a dichotomy and who appeared to be something she wasn't. She's savvy with business and is a really good designer of underwear, but you've got to remember — and this is the key — she started out as a model. Get it? I'm not dissing models, but you've got to say, 'How bright is this woman in business?' She also has a lot of hair to work with. Veronica walks around with a big brunette 'do that has outlandish blonde streaks in it. What's the deal? "I did a movie and my hair was dyed black," she recalls. "Then I did a movie and my hair was made platmum. Then I went to Italy and decided I'd better have brown hair again. So I did that and it all broke off. I dyed it brown again and it looked really ugly and drab so 1 thought, 'Oh, I miss the blonde.' So I did this blonde streak in the front. Right now I think it looks very New Yorky." Almost every sitcom star has an executive producer or producer credit. Not Alley. "I have a theory here," she says. "As long as I'm being paid more than anybody else, I don't care. The second we got it down, all I want to do is be the actor. That's what I loved about Cheers. We didn't give a (damn) about what our characters felt. We didn't care where they came from. And I loved that about all of these actors. None of these guys ever said, 'What's my motivation?' Your motivation is to be funny." What was funny was Alley's 1991 Emmy acceptance speech for her "Cheers" role. Remember when she thanked a red-faced Stevenson for giving her "the big one?" The remark, which certainly goes in the books as one of the wackiest acceptance speeches ever, was totally spontaneous. "You sort of don't expect to win," the two-time Emmy winner remembers. "Especially if you've sat there enough times. You just sort of get used to it and go like, 'Yeah, yeah. . . . Candice Bergen, uh-huh.' So, when you win, you're on the spot and you get up there and all these people are staring at you. You're supposed to be sort of ADAMHEALY 2075 S.0hk>, Suite 7B 823-7713 For auto, home and life- Being in good hands is the only place to her C t*H .Uriiir Innmm C™«fi»»d tiOftn Lh hum*! COTpmr ttn+hnwl. 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