Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Bridesmaids’ Wendi McLendon-Covey is set to co-star opposite Goldie Hawn in HBO’s comedy pilot The Viagra Diaries, created by Sex and the City creator/executive producer Darren Star. The gig reunites her with Bridesmaids director Paul Feig, who is directing the pilot. Based on the book by Barbara Rose Brooker, Viagra Diaries centers on Claire (Hawn) who, after her husband has a “mid-life crisis” at 65 and leaves her, struggles with being single for the first time in 35 years. McLendon will play Claire’s daughter Hope, a female therapist. Executive producing the pilot are Star, Hawn, Feig, Aaron Kaplan, Alan, Wendy & Peter Riche, Brian Medavoy, Alan Nevins and David Knoller. Groundlings alumna McLendon-Covey, repped by UTA and manager Gladys Gonzalez, co-starred on Comedy Central’s Reno 911!. She will next be seen in the features Magic Mike and What To Expect When You’re Expecting and will reunite with her Bridesmaids cast mates at the Oscars where they will serve as presenters.

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