|Feb 19th, 1996
Paula the Actress - "Cybill"
Filed under: TV
Source: People Weekly, February 19, 1996
Author: Kim Cunningham
After landing small roles on episodes of "The Single Guy" and Cybill (scheduled to air Feb. 11), pop princess Paula Abdul is enthralled. "I absolutely loved it!" says Abdul, 33, of her thespian debut.
"I've really got the acting bug now. I feel in my soul that it's the right direction for me. It's definitely something I want to focus on now. I always wanted to be an all-around entertainer."
In a comic turn on Cybill, Abdul appears as an actress hired to play Cybill--much to the star's dismay, since they look nothing alike.
"Who would be better than me to play the total opposite of Cybill Shepherd?" says Abdul. "She's 5'9", I'm 5'2". She's blond, I'm brunet. She's fair-skinned, I'm medium-complexioned. She has blue eyes, I have brown. She was a beauty queen, I was a Laker Girl."