Katy Mixon is presently the only watchable part of CBS’s “Mike & Molly,” but she’s still best known as April from “Eastbound & Down” — largely because the removal of her bra during Season 1 is the 21st century’s version of the Phoebe Cates moment in Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
Of course, as careful and thorough analysis revealed — and it was VERY thorough — Mixon used a body double for the nudity in that scene. In an interview with Vanity Fair, she discussed filming the scene and seeing her boobs on another woman (all in her adorable Southern accent):
Mixon: I just can’t do nudity. I’ll act my face off, but I can’t show the boobs. Not with my daddy watching everything I do.
VF: Is that why you used a boob stand-in for Eastbound & Down?
That’s right, pumpkin. When they [Danny McBride and Jody Hill] told me about the nude scene, I was like, “Well boys, I guess we’re going to have to go with a body double, aren’t we?”
Did you meet her?
My body double? Not really. We finished doing the scene where Danny and I were making out in the car, and my shirt was supposed to be coming off. Jody yelled cut and then it’s “That’s a wrap for Katy Mixon for the day.” And then right while I was buttoning up, I saw them coming around the corner.
They? As in…?
The boobs. Darling, can I tell you something? It was an interesting situation. It’s surreal to see your boobs walking around the corner, coming right at you. I was gone in a hot second.
Also, I was pissed at the interviewer for being an elitist ass and not knowing that the Florida panhandle is the South until he proposed this awesome idea for the classically trained Mixon:
You know what I’d like to see? You and Jennifer Tilly and Joey Lauren Adams playing the witches in Macbeth.
Oh my god! I would do it in a millisecond.
That’s so bad that I love it. Every dog in a three-block radius would howl for the duration of their scenes.