When season 5 of Cougar Town premieres on TBS in January, Christa Miller’s Ellie Torres will be vying for Stan to get into a “private kindergarten”…and is so desperate to get him in that she’ll resort to just about anything. Including kissing Jelly Bean. (Say what??)
TV Guide reports the big spoiler that Ellie will be lesbian lip-locking with Busy Philipps’ Laurie. (But what will Andy say about this?)
Lesbian lip-lock alert on TBS’s Cougar Town! Busy Philipps reveals that her character, Laurie, will kiss Christa Miller’s Ellie this season.
What prompts the smooch? “It mirrors something I’m going through in my own life,” says Philipps. No, the married mom of two is not involved in a same-sex relationship of her own. Rather, what resonates with Philipps is Ellie’s desperate attempt to get her son, Stan, into a private kindergarten, so she enlists Laurie to be her pretend partner.
“Ellie thinks if the admissions board sees that Stan has two moms, he’ll be more appealing and it’ll improve his chances,” says Philipps. “Since I’m now in the process of applying to kindergartens for my own child [5-year-old daughter Birdie], I can totally relate. It’s very competitive in Los Angeles, but I haven’t had to do anything that crazy just yet.”
Do you think Stan will get into private kindergarten, or will Ellie’s plan backfire?