Kirstie Alley Slimmed Down Again for 'Kirstie' Role on TV Land

Wednesday, 04 Dec 2013 02:57 PM

By Michael Mullins

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Kirstie Alley has slimmed down once again as she prepares for the launch of her new TV Land sitcom "Kirstie," which premieres Wednesday.

The 62-year-old Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actress has publicly struggled with her weight for years has gained and lost upwards of 100 pounds.

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On Monday, Alley appeared with fellow "Kirstie" cast members Rhea Perlman of "Cheers" and Michael Richards, who played the character Kramer on "Seinfeld," on various morning shows promoting her new TV series.

"It's the dream team," Alley told "Good Morning America" host Lara Spencer on Monday. "Michael and I have never had an opportunity to work with each other. There's no one like Michael Richards."

"When we got what we wanted, it was sort of shocking for me," Alley added. "It's fun. I like to play characters that I'm never going to be. I play a huge Broadway star that's been famous for 25 years and (she's) really selfish."

Alley made news earlier in the year when she slammed Abercrombie & Fitch for not carrying anything above a women's size 10 and CEO Mike Jeffries for saying only "thin and beautiful" people can wear his clothes.

"He says Abercrombie clothes are for people that are cool and who look a certain way and are beautiful and who are thin and blah, blah, blah. He goes on and on and on," Alley told "Entertainment Tonight." "That would make me never buy anything from Abercrombie even if I was cool and thin. I got two kids in that [age] bracket that will never walk in those doors because of his view of people."

Jeffries responded in a statement released to "Entertainment Tonight" where he apologized for his words which he claimed were "taken out of context."

"We are completely opposed to any discrimination, bullying, derogatory characterizations, or other anti-social behavior based on race, gender, body type, or other individual characteristics," the statement read.

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