Christina Applegate loved playing Debbie Griswold, a slutty alcoholic (her words not ours) turned soccer mom, in Vacation. But one things for sure, Debbie is no Kelly, as in Bundy. Applegate told us while audiences love reminiscing about her moronic character from Married With Children, and might find some similarities between the two, that was certainly not the case.
“I don’t think that she has anything to do with KB, Debbie is not a moron, she’s just a slutty alcoholic,” Applegate joked to HipHollywood. “We talked about the fact that I wanted her to have a life and a story and I wanted her to have an edge … I want to have some fun and I love doing ridiculous things and I’m pretty much game for anything, so thats really where that came from.”
A reboot of the 1983 film, National Lampoon’s Vacation, the film follows Ed Helms, who plays a grown up Rusty Griswold, as he takes his family on a trip across the country to WallyWold. Helms told us he was a huge fan of the original starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo. “I just loved how this one fit right into the Griswold mythology and it was exciting to create this new generation and whole new step forward.”
Vacation, which also stars Leslie Mann and Chris Hemsworth is in theaters July 29th.