Good Morning America: The Facts of Life Reunion
Lisa Whelchel and Kim Fields as Blair and Tootie were two of TV’s favorites on The Facts of Life. They grew up in the spotlight on TV. The show followed four boarding school friends as they had different adventures and events happen to them. Lisa Whelchel played the popular Blair, and Kim Fields played the spunky Tootie. Now, the stars are back together for a new romantic comedy from The Hallmark Channel called For Better or For Worse. Lisa Whelchel and Kim Fields were both on Good Morning America recently to talk about what it was like to work together again.
GMA: Facts of Life Crowd Favorite
Lara Spencer asked the women if they were surprised by how much people still love The Facts of Life. Kim Fields said she’s not, because the fans have always let them know how much the show has meant to them, and then their children, and now sometimes even their children’s children.
Good Morning America: For Better or For Worse Review
For Better or For Worse is about giving love a second chance, and Lisa Whelchel said that she had been sent a lot of scripts for family-friendly shows in the past, but that most of them were so cheesy. When she read the For Better or For Worse script, she thought the film actually sounded really cute. Then, when they told her that they were going to hire Kim Fields to play her friend, she said she would have filmed the movie for free.
Kim Fields said that they were very comfortable working together again, and that even though they’re older and things aren’t always the same, they fell right back into working together. Kim Fields also said that Lisa Whelchel is very talented, and that made working together even easier.
Kim Fields had a baby three months before filming started, and she said it was very relaxing, and that she didn’t feel a need to work off the baby weight or anything like that.
GMA: Surprise Video
Good Morning America had a surprise video from Edna Garrett, who played Charlotte on The Facts of Life, telling Lisa Whelchel and Kim Fields that she’s excited to see their upcoming movie. Lisa Whelchel said she had lunch with Edna Garrett just a few weeks prior, and that they took a selfie together that went viral.