Kirstie Alley, the former Lt. Saavik, is due to star in a new reality series, in which her struggle to lose and keep off the seventy-five pounds she gained since her time on Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan will be shown.
Most actresses in Hollywood who gain a lot of weight after being thin choose to fade away into obscurity, but not Alley. She is including her experiences with weight gain and loss in Kirstie Alley’s Big Life, a new reality show set to air on A&E on Sunday.
According to A&E, one major theme to be shown in Kirstie Alley’s Big Life will be “Kirstie’s comedic and unique take on her battle with weight loss, which coincides with the launch of her new weight loss company.”
In addition to her weight loss program, Alley is “also producing a feature film, patenting multiple inventions, working hard to raise two normal Hollywood teenagers, True and Lillie, taking care of eight ringtail lemurs, and on top of everything, looking for love…nothing like a little pressure.”
“I have a big life,” said Alley. “I had all these incarnations in one lifetime. I’ve done…comedy, I’ve done drama. So this is a new challenge to me.
“We’re going to see me lose weight in the show,” said Alley. “Because I think that we always see people the before and after. And we don’t know what really happened in-between. And the in-between is really the meat and potatoes, no pun intended.”
Viewers will also see Alley’s children and the family’s twenty-five pets including lemurs and chinchillas.
As for her weight, Alley is bluntly honest about herself. “I think it’s stupid to say, you know, I’m full-figured. F–k you! You’re f–king fat!”