Some big-name guest stars will be returning to tonight’s episode of The Fosters. One of those stars is Annie Potts, who plays Stef’s mother, Sharon, on the Freeform series.
Tonight’s episode is titled “Mother’s Day”, and in it, Sharon visits to help Stef cope with what she’s going through. The situation is pretty unclear at this moment. Last week, Stef suffered a bad panic attack while grocery shopping. Brandon was there to pick her up and reminded his mom that she used to have similar panic attacks when he was younger. Slowly, and with Sharon’s help, fans are piecing things together.
Here’s what you need to know about actress Annie Potts.
1. She Is Known for Her Work in ‘Ghostbusters’
Potts has appeared in a number of well-known films, including Pretty in Pink, Jumpin’ Jack Flash and Who’s Harry Crumb?. She is perhaps best known for her role in the popular 80s films Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II. She even appeared as a cameo in the 2016 Ghostbusters as a desk clerk.
Speaking on Hollywood Today Live in 2016, before the announcement was made, Potts was asked if she was going to be part of the Ghostbusters revival. She teased, “Am I?” Then continued, “You know, I signed a legal document. That could be true.”
Potts says she was very excited to hear about the all-female reboot.
2. She Currently Plays Meemaw on CBS’s ‘Young Sheldon’
Young Sheldon, the spinoff of The Big Bang Theory, was created by Chuck Lorre (who created Big Bang) and Steve Molaro. It follows childhood Sheldon and his brilliant adventures as an intelligent but socially awkward boy.
Potts plays Sheldon’s grandmother, who goes by Meemaw, on the show. In a recent interview with Assignment X, Potts was asked if she had been looking for another TV role before this one came along. She said, “I always felt that I had one more shot at the rodeo. But I was having a hard time finding my horse. But I feel like I’ve got a very good horse now.”
Asked what she feels like being back in this format of TV, she said, “I love the single camerabecausese I do theater as well, and I love that. I started in theatre and I feel very at home doing that. The half-hour live audience shows are such a hybrid. It’s like, “Okay, do I play this for the camera, or do I play this for the audience?” It’s …
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