VH1(NEW YORK) — The daughters of mega-successful music producer David Foster, Sara and Erin, are the stars of a new show, Barely Famous. Although it acts and feels like a reality show, don’t be fooled. It’s actually a docu-style comedy series that pokes fun at everything that’s wrong with celebrity-hungry Hollywood.
“This is not a reality show. Nothing in this show is real. Everyone you see in this show playing the supporting roles are all actors,” Erin tells ABC Radio. “We just wanted to sort of create a crazy outrageous over-the-top show about two girls desperate to be famous and you know, date a celebrity.”
In the series, the sisters play two sisters named Sara and Erin. While Sara is trying to move up from the D-list, Erin is trying desperately to make a romance happen with James Franco. No, not the real Franco. The fake one…for the show.
The sisters say they’re nothing like their onscreen personas. “If I was my character, shoot me,” Erin says.
“We really based the characters that we play off heightened versions of people we know in L.A. We wanted to play two stereotypes. So we did like a mish-mosh of different kinds of women that we’ve encountered in L.A. and I think probably a lot of people have either seen on TV or know in real life,” Sara explains.
Other stars to pop into Barely Famous include Nicole Richie, Courteney Cox, Jessica Alba and even Kate Hudson.
The sisters said they were inspired by Entourage, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Real Husbands of Hollywood as far as having celebrities appear on the show. Still, Sara clarifies, “None of them are playing themselves.”
Although the sisters are making fun of Hollywood in the satire series, no one should be personally offended, including their step-mother, Yolanda Foster, who stars on Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Erin explains, “We’re not spoofing or making fun of one specific person.”
Sara adds, “Nobody could be offended by this show. If you’re offended by it, then you’re taking it too seriously because we are the butt of the joke at every turn, and we’re making fun of a culture, and a concept, and sort of like this format of reality TV that’s really silly.”
Like Entourage and Curb, Sara says L.A. is the third character on the series. “L.A. culture is really focused on celebrity and it’s really focused on fame, and notoriety and desperation seems to be a running theme,” she adds.
Barely Famous airs Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. Eastern time on VH1.
Read More →
Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.