Thanks to Tina for this.
Shiri on Rosie interview
Rosie: You know her as the character on Roswell. Take a look.
::clip of “Four Aliens and a Baby”::
Rosie: I think he’s lying. Please welcome back, Shiri Appleby!
Rosie: So it’s actually Shiri?
R: S-H-I-R-I, Shiri.
Shiri: yes, Shiri.
R: what authenticity is that?
R: it’s a Hebrew name? Shiri. It’s pretty.
S: I just have to tell you, I’m so excited to be here.
S: I have been obsessed with your show when you first came on the air. I was a freshman-uh, senior in high school-
R: I was gonna say, you were little then.
S: I was a senior in high school and I set away for tickets when you were coming to Los Angeles cause I really wanted to see you with Barbara.
S: so I sent away for tickets, and I slept with them under my bed, and I snuck into the VIP section, and I caught a Koosh, and then I found out that you were coming and you were going to do a second taping, I snuck in-and I’m just obsessed with your show.
R: and you didn’t even say hello?
S: well, I was sitting back there doing this! ::waves arms around:: Whenever they shoot to me, so they only shot to me once.
R: oh, you were doing that? ::waves arms around::
S: cause I just wanted to-
R: well, did you say, “Hey, I’m on TV, maybe I can be a guest?”
S: I was a senior in high school.
R: well, I’m glad you could be here before the show’s over then.
S: thank you so much.
R: well you’re more than welcome. Is Roswell your first show?
S: it was my first big show, yeah, I’ve been working since I was a little girl, but it was the first time I got to be like, the leading lady.
R: you were doing like, modeling stuff?
S: um, no. I actually played just about everybody as a little girl. I played Hope on “30 Something” as a little girl and little Gidget.
R: oh, really?
R: whenever they needed somebody to play a little kid version, it was you.
S: pretty much.
R: any one with dark hair.
S: yeah, exactly.
R: and this was your first big break, Roswell?
S: uh huh.
R: now it’s gone away?
S: uh yeah. We just ended.
R: but the kids love that show.
R: yeah, I’ll be walking down the street and people will say to me that’s the show they want–Colin Hanks was on there, people ask me to have all of you on here because the kids love you.
S: oh, how sweet! Yeah, we just aired our last episode. And in the last episode, Liz Parker, my character, lost her virginity and she got married, in one episode, 42 minutes.
R: well, ya know, if you’re gonna do one, do the other.
S: bam! She’s done!
R: a little young to be married-
S: uh, I think so; she was a senior in high school.
R: well, Swimfan is what? What that movie about?
S: Swimfan is a story of, well, I have a boyfriend in high school and this new girl come to town, Madison Bell, Erica Christianson, very sexy. And she kind of steels him away for the nigh, afterwards, he’s not really into it, and she just turns psycho on him.
R: really? And you have to like-
S: well, I don’t know for a while, so I’m the innocent girl. And then I know, and she runs me over in her car, I’m on a motorcycle, puts me into the hospital, then she strangles me and puts me in a chair at the end of a pool and then you think I’m dead, but I’m not dead.
R: you’re not dead?!
S: and I’m giving away the whole movie!
R: normally when you’re on a talk show-
S: I shouldn’t do that!
R: don’t tell the ending! Ok? Cause that’s not good!
S: this is my first time, I’m learning.
R: you’re doing well, Shiri. Shiri?
R: I’m gonna get that name before this is over.
S: ok, so something happens but I’m not going to tell you because I want you to go see the movie.
R: exactly, something happens! Swimfan in August, check out this flick.
R: that looks good.
S: thank you.
R: now, what did you bring? Some crafty yarn?
S: I learned how to knit, and I’m a moj podger.
R: you learned how to knit?
S: yes, and I’ve made two scarves.
R: oh, let me see.
S: ok, this one is the first thing I ever knit which is just crazy, it’s just so complicated.
R: that’s so good. How did you get it to be so fuzzy like Elmo?
S: it’s the yarn.
R: the yarn?
S: exactly. And this one is more fancy, a little more fabulous.
R: yeah. How long did it take for you to learn?
S: I learned how to crochet first, and I did that for about 6 or 7 months, and someone taught me how to knit. It’s kind of hard to go in between the two, and then I started to get into it.
R: did you ever do Hook-A-Rug?
S: no, what’s that?
R: it’s a great thing at a craft store. It’s for people who are too stupid to knit. You put a hook in this canvas with holes in it, loop the string around the hook and pull the hook back through the hole and you can make a pillow. If you like moj podge, you would like Hook-A-Rug.
S: really? I moj podged my entire cast chair this season because I’m so bored and needed to do something.
R: it’s fun.
S: pattern post stickers and then moj podge all over it.
R: and ya know, that will be there when they dig that up at an archeological site in 3040.
S: right, my entire chair.
R: yeah, I moj podge everything.
S: and notebook covers, I did an entire Britney collage.
R: you love Britney?
S: how can you not?
R: how can you not! See her in concert?
R: me too!
R: she was good.
S: well, she puts on a show.
R: what about when the glitter came down?
S: and the water and she’s dancing?
R: she’s defiantly Madonna for the new kids.
S: thank you.
R: did she know you were there?
S: no-I was so far back.
R: did you try the– ::waving arms around::
S: I did that, it was so embarrassing.
R: is Britney on again?
S: you gotta have her.
R: oh, but I wanna invite you back to introduce her.
S: oh! Oh! I would love to!
R: who else do you enjoy besides Britney?
S: oh gosh! I like Justin too, but it’s a little crazy.
R: yeah, they broke up.
S: yeah, don’t wanna go there! Well, you’re friends with Madonna…
S: yeah, she’s the best.
R: ok, so you like her and Britney.
S: I’ll take those two.
R: ok, I’ll see what I can do. If either of them shows up, I’m flying you back.
S: ::gasp:: oh!
R: just so you can announce them.
S: oh my gosh!
R: you can say, “Whose next? Britney Spears!”
S: ok, I’m gonna gold you on that.
R: ok, it’s been lovely to meet you.
S: thank you so much.
R: thank you for being here.
S: I appreciate it.
R: Shiri! I got it right! We’ll be back right after this.