Kelly & Michael: Molly Shannon HBO’s “Enlightened” Season Two


Molly Shannon: Valentine’s Day Plans

Molly Shannon sported a cute red dress for her Valentine’s Day appearance on Live! In fact, Kelly asked Molly to be her Valentine, and Molly agreed. Thankfully, Molly’s husband, Fritz, is also very romantic. Sometimes he needs “a little guidance” with gifts, but don’t all men? (Michael took some offense to that comment).

Kelly & Michael: Molly Shannon HBO's "Enlightened" Season Two

A festively-clad Molly Shannon discussed her role on the second season of Enlightened with Kelly & Michael on Valentine’s Day. (s_bukley /


The couple also have two children, Stella and Nolan, who make their parents homemade cards. However, since Molly is in New York promoting her guest appearance on season two of Enlightened, any Valentine’s Day celebrations will have to wait.

Molly Shannon: Enlightened Season Two

Kelly is a big fan of Molly’s performance on Enlightened, the hit HBO series starring Laura Dern, Luke Wilson and Diane Ladd. On the Golden Globe-winning show’s current second season, Molly plays Eileen, and the hosts got to check out a clip of her character having dinner with Mike White’s character, Tyler.

Molly Shannon: Enlightened Creator Mike White

Mike White is the talented creator and co-star of the Enlightened, and Molly referred to him as a “genius.” Mike wrote the character of Eileen with Molly in mind, and she feels very lucky to be a part of such a great cast and series. “This is my favorite acting job I’ve ever had,” she admitted. Molly thinks Enlightened is one of the best shows currently on TV.


You can catch Molly Shannon and the rest of the talented cast when Enlightened airs Sunday nights at 9:30 p.m. on HBO. Kelly said that on Monday mornings, she and her therapist ignore her problems and only talk about what happened on the show!


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