“This series is all about reinvention,” series creator Josh Berman told The Hollywood Reporter, “and I’m so excited to see Kim ‘reinvented’ in [our] world.”
According to THR, which broke the news, Kardashian will first appear in this summer’s Season 4 opener as Nikki, a love interest for Fred (Ben Feldman), who last year saw his heart broken by girlfriend Stacy (April Bowlby).
Adding another wrinkle to the complicated situation, Nikki is partners with Stacy in their new business venture.
Is Kardashian — whose sparse legit-TV credits include gigs on CSI: NY, How I Met Your Mother (where she played herself) and an upcoming Last Man Standing (again, as herself) — qualified to take on this recurring, actual acting assignment? “In discussing the role of Nikki with her, I’m blown away by her smarts, sense of humor and passion,” Berman said.
Drop Dead Diva is no stranger to controversial and/or showy stunt casting, oftentimes featuring reality-TV staples. Previous guest stars, after all, have included Bachelor Jake Pavelka, American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken, Rosie O’Donnell and Paula Abdul.