Marilu Henner Guest Stars on "Unforgettable": Marilu and Poppy Montgomery Share Motherhood Tips (Video)
Have you been watching the new CBS show called “Unforgettable” starring Poppy Montgomery and Dylan Walsh? If you haven’t, then you are truly missing out!
The show airs on Tuesday nights at 10:00pm ET, and centers around Poppy’s character, Carrie Wells, who has the rare gift of being able to remember every single moment in her entire life.
Carrie works as a police detective for NYPD alongside her partner and ex-boyfriend, Al Burns, who is played by Dylan Walsh. Her amazing memory helps her solve crimes, but she is constantly haunted by the murder of her sister, which occurred when she was a child. The only thing she cannot remember is who killed her sister, so uncovering the secret to this mystery is an underlying plot in the show.
Actress Marilu Henner is guest starring on the 11/15 episode of “Unforgettable,” which airs tomorrow night at 10:00pm ET. Marilu plays Carrie’s aunt, who is starting to show the first signs of Alzheimer’s Disease. The fact that Marilu is guest starring on “Unforgettable” holds special significance, because she possesses the exact same memory ability that Poppy’s character, Carrie Wells does.
Last month, I had the amazing opportunity of visiting the “Unforgettable” set in New York with a handful of other influential bloggers while Marilu was filming scenes for her episode. I was invited to this event by the One to One Network and Selfish Mom.
I was able to watch Marilu and Poppy shooting an intense scene together, which you can see in the video clip below.
I also had the pleasure of getting to interview Marilu and Poppy in a group setting, and loved what they both had to say about motherhood and balancing their careers with raising kids. As it turns out, Poppy has even sought advice on raising her son from Marilu!
Henner has two sons, ages 15 and 17, and she has raised them into smart, independent young men. They traveled with her from an early age, and at one point she even took them to 22 cities in 30 days! She home schooled them while on tour, and when they returned, they both wound up skipping a grade. It’s amazing what kind of education you can get from seeing the world!
Marilu is no pushover as a parent, and one of her best tips was not to bribe your kids or make false promises. She said that one of the worst things you can say is, “If you don’t stop doing that, then we aren’t going on vacation!” Obviously, you are going on vacation whether or not the kids misbehave, so making statements like that is completely ineffective as far as discipline goes.
Poppy, on the other hand, has a four-year old son who is starting to test her boundaries a bit. Because she is gone so much for work, she said that she feels like the “guilty parent,” and tries to be the “nice mom” on weekends, which is something most of us have gone through as parents.
Marilu advised Poppy, “Don’t be guilty, you’re still the parent!” She also added that there is never a perfect work/life balance, which is something that Poppy admits is very difficult.
Tomorrow night’s episode of “Unforgettable” is sure to be truly that…an “unforgettable” night of TV. Make sure to tune in on CBS at 10:00pm ET. In the meantime, here is a sneak peek from the episode. This is the clip that I saw being filmed live!