Actress Sally Kellerman — who snagged an Academy Award nomination in 1970 for her role as Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan in Robert Altman’s film version of MASH — is joining The CW soap for a multi-episode arc, sources confirm to me exclusively.
Kellerman will play Marla, a faded movie star-turned-hoarder who’s losing control of her Grey Gardens-esque existence. The low-budget Norma Desmond — who is showing signs of dementia — hires Annie (Shanae Grimes) to de-clutter her house.
I’m guessing there’s another layer to this story but I’ll be damned if I know what it is. Perhaps Annie will find a long-lost sibling buried beneath all the animal skeletons and empty soda cans? Got a better theory? Hit the comments!