Ashlee Simpson-Wentz is wrapping up her run on Broadway in the musical “Chicago,” but the former “Melrose Place” star has no plans to head straight back into work.
“We’ll see what’s next, but I’m gonna have some mommy time and take a little break,” Ashlee told Access Hollywood on Tuesday at the launch of Hershey’s Pieces Wrapper Reward Program in New York City.
Before Ashlee can devote all her waking hours to 14-month-old son Bronx Mowgli, who was born in November 2008, she has a handful of performances left to go in “Chicago.”
“I’ve had a blast here doing ‘Chicago,’” Ashlee told Access. “It’s been wonderful and to be on stage in Broadway, that was always a dream of mine, so it’s been great. I’ve got two weeks left and I’ve really enjoyed it and I’m ready to get back home.”
Ashlee is also looking forward to seeing the full version of her sister’s upcoming VH1 series, the “Price of Beauty,” which premieres on March 15 – a show Jessica’s sister has only seen part of.
“I’ve seen previews of the show and I’ve seen a few minutes here and there, and it’s so funny and so cool and it’s really a beautiful show so I’m excited for her,” Ashlee said.
And Ashlee thinks Jessica’s show, which sees the country singer traveling the world examining different ideals of beauty abroad, is a great idea.
“Everybody has such a different standard… in every different country and culture and it’s really interesting,” she said. “It’s a way of finding beauty within yourself and I like that she’s sending that message.
“I think the best thing even about the show is finding your inner beauty and what you do love about yourself,” Ashlee added. “And I think, Jessica’s the most beautiful woman, ever.”
But when asked about one person who has been espousing her own idea of beauty lately – beauty that includes 10 plastic surgery procedures — Ashlee had no comment.
“I think everybody’s made comments on it and we all know so I don’t even need to make a comment,” she said of Heidi Montag.