Jillian Bell is the girl set to star alongside Channing Tatum in the ‘Splash’ remake, and now we want to know everything about her. So, who is Jillian Bell? HollywoodLife.com has rounded up 5 key things you NEED to know about this hilarious actress!
1. She’s co-starred alongside Channing before!
The Splash remake won’t be the first movie that Channing, 36, and Jillian, 32, have starred in together. The two hilarious actors co-starred in 22 Jump Street. Jillian was a new character in the sequel. She totally stole the show as Mercedes, especially when she fought Jonah Hill’s character!
2. She rose to fame on Eastbound & Down and Workaholics.
Jillian first appeared as “Jillian Belk” on the hit comedy series Workaholics in 2011. Over the course of the show’s six seasons, Jillian has guest-starred in 44 episodes. She also showed up on the final season of Eastbound & Down as Dixie. She was a scene-stealer in both comedies.
3. She was the one who came up with the idea about the Splash remake.
Jillian pitched the idea of the gender-swapping roles in the Splash remake. In the upcoming film, Jillian will play the role that Tom Hanks, 60, made famous, the character that falls in love with a mermaid. Channing will be playing the mermaid.
4. Jillian created the Comedy Central show Idiotsitter.
Jillian and Charlotte Newhouse co-created Idiotsitter and both star on the Comedy Central show. Jillian portrays the misbehaving daughter of wealthy parents. The show was recently picked up for a second season.
5. She auditioned for Saturday Night Live!
Jillian did audition for Saturday Night Live, but never became a part of the cast. She became one of the show’s writers in 2009 for the 35th season.
HollywoodLifers, do you think Jillian is right for the role in Splash? Do you love her in Idiotsitter? Let us know!