Molly Shannon ('Year of the Dog,' 'Saturday Night Live') and Steven Weber ('Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,' 'Wings') Star in the Lifetime Original Movie 'More of Me'
The Quirky Tale of a Woman Who Discovers a Unique Way
of Coping With the Stress and Demands of Modern Life Premiering Saturday,
November 17 on Lifetime
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11 -- Molly Shannon ("Year of the Dog")
and Steven Weber ("Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip") star in "More of Me," a
whimsical, lighthearted and touching comedy about an overworked and
overextended wife, mom and career woman who splits into three separate
versions of herself with distinct personalities in order to manage her
chaotic life. "More of Me" will premiere Saturday, November 17 at 9:00 PM
(ET/PT) on Lifetime Television.
In "More of Me," Alice McGrath (Shannon) is a modern woman torn between
her desire for perfection in her three worlds: as an environmental
activist; as the perfect mother to rambunctious six-year-old twins; and as
a loving wife to her husband Rex (Weber), a civil engineer on the rise.
When Alice finally becomes overwhelmed and hits her breaking point, she
splits into three separate versions of herself -- each taking over a
different aspect of her life. Her emotional side is focused on being the
perfect wife; her rational side steps in to take control of her career; and
her conscience becomes the quintessential selfless mother. At first, Alice
revels in her newfound freedom, but the limitations of her three
personalities start to manifest when the three different "personas" begin
to wreak havoc in each of her worlds, and she realizes that her sum is
better than her individual parts.
Molly Shannon is best known as a cast member on "Saturday Night Live"
from 1995 to 2001, developing such memorable characters as Sally O'Malley
and performing parodies of Courtney Love and Meredith Vieira. She has
successfully segued from television to film. Shannon received critical
acclaim for her starring role in the feature film "Year of the Dog." Her
most recent film credits include "Evan Almighty," "Shut Up & Sing," "Little
Man," "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" and a cameo in "Scary
Movie 4." Shannon's other film credits include "How the Grinch Stole
Christmas," "Analyze This," "Happiness," "Never Been Kissed" and "A Night
at the Roxbury." She also starred in "Superstar," featuring her own popular
"SNL" character, Mary Katherine Gallagher. She is currently filming the NBC
comedy pilot "Kath & Kim." Shannon was last seen in the off-beat comedy,
"Cracking Up." This film marks the second time she worked with Steven Weber
when the two starred in the telefilm "12 Days of Christmas Eve" in 2004.
She also appeared in the remake of "The Music Man" and guest starred on
"Will & Grace" and "Sex and the City," among others.
Steven Weber most recently starred in the NBC series "Studio 60 on the
Sunset Strip" and guest starred in the Lifetime series "Side Order of Life"
as Cell Phone Man. He starred in the series "Once and Again," "The D.A."
and the long-running comedy "Wings." He has also guest starred in "Law &
Order: SVU," "Monk" and "Will & Grace" and in the television miniseries
"The Kennedys of Massachusetts," "Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the
Stories of Stephen King," "Desperation," and "The Shining," both also from
Stephen King. Additional television movies include "Reefer Madness: The
Movie Musical" and "The Twelve Days of Christmas Eve." Weber's feature film
credits include "Leaving Las Vegas," "Timecode 2000," "Single White
Female," "At First Sight" and "Hamburger Hill." No stranger to the stage,
Weber took over Matthew Broderick's role on Broadway in Mel Brooks' smash
hit musical "The Producers."
"More of Me" is produced by Jaffe/Braunstein Films in association with
Andrea Simon Entertainment for Lifetime Television. Executive producers are
Howard Braunstein, Michael Jaffe (Lifetime's "Write & Wrong" and "Not Like
Everyone Else") and Andrea Simon ("Hurricane Mary"). Robyn Snyder
(Lifetime's "A Life Interrupted") is co-executive producer. Daisy von
Sherler Mayer ("Madeline," "Party Girl") directs from a script written by
Kelli Pryor ("A Stranger's Heart").
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