Mayim Bialik On Leslie Jordan’s ‘Call Me Kat’ Tribute Episode: “We Found A Way For Him To Live Forever”

mayim balik Opening Up About the Tribute Case call me kat made for late leslie jordan who died in october From a medical emergency following a car accident.

fox performance Production halted for two weeks, Jordan’s final episode aired last month, but when the show returns on January 5 with an episode titled “Call Me Filium,” viewers will find out how her character will be written out.

Bialik explained, “The cast felt very strongly and completely unanimously that the idea of ​​having a funeral when we were actively grieving our friend — it felt like an obstacle, we weren’t sure.” We all wanted to jump together.” Entertainment Weekly in an interview. “I think Leslie Jordan was very known for being Leslie, and while we also love and know him as Phil, he’s such a lovely personality, really larger than life. To encapsulate To try to feel challenged in ways that I don’t know would have been healthy for us as a cast or a production. So, we found a way for him to live on forever. His character will live on forever Will remain, and we can all imagine any number of adventures they may have.

Bialik also teased that the episode would include a celebrity tribute at the end, which Jordan “admired and considered her mentor.”

The show’s star said the cast is “still grieving” the loss of Jordan, adding, “In many ways it was heartbreaking for us to see the tremendous impact he had. And it’s obviously because of our grief.” And how much we missed him, it was also really bitter. I think many of us felt that Leslie was a person who really, really understood how much he was when he was alive. Loved it, and we definitely found comfort in it. I don’t understand the impact of how many people it touched, especially during Covid and those early days of quarantine when it was a welcome comfort to people didn `t come.

Vicki Lawrence is ready to attend She plays the mother of Jordan’s character in the show.