Editor's Note: This is a reprint of a story that aired two years ago when Bonnie Franklin appeared as a guest star on Hot in Cleveland.
I hope you enjoyed "Bad Bromance" on Hot in Cleveland - I know I did, because I was able to work once again with the wonderful Bonnie Franklin.
On the set, I felt like I was 15 again, just wanting her approval. She's like a second mother to me. She's the sweetest, kindest, strongest woman - and I was very nervous performing with her again.
I wanted her to have an amazing time with Hot in Cleveland, and the script was challenging for us both: Here I am playing the woman who is dating her youngest son... oh, and also slept with her oldest son. (Gulp) For two people who love each other so much, it was interesting for us to play adversaries, but at the end of the day, it was a lot of fun to be with here.
We had a lot of deja vu on the set that week, and at one point, she just whispered in my ear and gave me the most amazing compliment. It was just for me from her - and it made me want to cry. I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to work with her again, 30 years after One Day at a Time.