Among the many topics Betty White discussed during her stop by “The View” on Monday (June 14), the “Golden Girls” star talked about how well Sandra Bullock addressed her personal life at the MTV Movie Awards earlier this month, when she accepted the Generation Award.
“She’s doing fine and, bless her heart, I was so proud of her that night that she didn’t avoid the subject, she addressed [telling everyone], ‘Don’t worry about me. I’m doing fine,’ and she meant it,” White said of her co-star in “The Proposal.” “We had a great visit backstage.”
White said that the two actresses became close on the set of the hit movie. “We became lifelong friends on ‘The Proposal,’ ” she said. “She’s one of the most special people I’ve ever met. Too bad she’s not good looking, but otherwise …”
White also opened up about the loss of her other lifelong pal, Rue McClanahan, who died earlier this month. The two starred on “The Golden Girls” together some 25 years ago, and White said they always kept in touch after the show ended in 1992.
“I talked to her three days before we lost her,” White said. “She lived in New York and I lived on the West Coast. We talked every three, four weeks. She was getting back [after some health complications], so we thought she was doing well. But, unfortunately, it surprised us.”
With her much-hyped stint on “Saturday Night Live” behind her, White is looking forward to her next gig on the small screen, the TV Land sitcom “Hot in Cleveland” that also stars Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick.
“Well, because there’s four of us naturally there’s a comparison [to ‘Golden Girls’], but it’s totally different … the chemistry between us,” she shared. “They truly love each other and it shows.”
So, what’s next for White? ” I’m ready for Robert Redford, whenever he is!” she joked.
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