Who’s Valerie Bertinelli? Is she alive? Is she dead?, Bertinelli asks Access Hollywoods Billy Bush as they prepare for a sit-down interview together.
I remember Valerie Bertinelli, Billy responds. But all of it is sort of poured on, why?
Because I told some people I’m fat. And then they liked you, she replies.
Fat may be a stretch- but Valerie Bertinelli has clearly lightened her load in the four months since jumping on the Jenny Craig bandwagon!
Valeries lost 28 pounds since starting her diet on March 8th thanks to famous friend Kirstie Alley’s aid.
Now you said you were gonna have a martini when you dropped 25, Billy asked.
I had my martini. And then the next night I had another one. And then the next night I had another one. Three martinis. Yeah I know. But then after the third martini on the third night I said, You know what? I think I better stop!, and of course that weigh in I was up 4/10ths of a pound, she says laughing.
Now bellisimo Bertinelli is putting a halt to her 4 year hiatus from acting, starring in the Hallmark channel’s TV movie, “Claire.”
And if she looks a bit different, that’s because the film was shot pre-Jenny Craig.
When I saw it, I had just started Jenny, she says.
I watched the movie, literally watching it like, Who is that ugly old fat woman, that can’t be me?! Oh my God! So I was like, Eh!
And while Valerie is nearly at her ideal svelte size, surprisingly she has a hard time seeing the remarkable progress.
I look at the commercials, I still see how I’m not there yet. I still, you know, I got a warped brain. I still want to get to my driver’s license weight. I’m 15 more pounds away.
Billy tried to get Valerie to give up her current weight, but it was a Pyrrhic effort:
Valerie: I’m not giving you the actual number.
Billy: OK, can I see your wallet please?
Valerie: (laughing) No! Don’t show him.
Billy: When you hit it, will you come on Access Hollywood in a bikini?
Valerie: (laughing) No.
Billy: Come on? one segment.
Valerie: No, I don’t think so.
Billy: I mean? Kirstie did it.
Valerie: I don’t have Kirstie’s balls. I just don’t.
More from Valerie Bertinelli including her history with Steven Spielberg and, Why shes still married to ex, Eddie Van Halen Monday night, on Access Hollywood.