Eve Plumb said she and The Brady Bunch cast lost touch after the series ended
The actress reunited with them for The Brady Girls Get Married.
The acting business isn't just red carpets, flashing cameras and interviews. It's an industry filled with ups and downs that can make or break anyone. After the Brady Bunch ended, Eve Plumb and the rest of the cast had to deal with a lot. It took a lot of work to get producers and viewers to see the actors outside their most prominent roles.
Some went through a drought before they found their next parts. Fans worldwide wanted the series to be revived, which happened — with a little twist.
Sherwood Schwartz revived the classic family series into a special called The Brady Girls Get Married, which served as the pilot for The Brady Brides, in 1981. The original cast, including Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis, and the children, returned. Yet, instead of focusing on the entire family, Eve Plumb (Jan Brady) and Maureen McCormick (Marcia Brady) were the main focus.
"Naturally, I was surprised when they approached me to play Jan again," Plumb said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in '81. "I debated with myself whether I should or shouldn't. But it was such a new and contemporary idea that I decided to go ahead."
The only regulars for The Brady Brides were Plumb and McCormick, although Henderson and Davis could be seen dropping in occasionally.
Plumb added, "It's about two young married couples who can't afford to buy or rent houses on their own, so they decide to share a house. The fact that the wives are sisters made it all more interesting."
Both sisters had careers; Jan was an architect like their father, and Marcia was a fashion designer.
It's no secret that the cast considered themselves family while working on the Brady Bunch, but they lost touch for a while, according to Plumb. "Acting is a funny business. When you're doing a series, everyone is like family. You become really close. Then when the show is over, you go your separate ways. When you work together, it's like picking up the threads of friendship right where you left off."
Plumb is right, acting is a funny business, and it's a lot to handle if you let it control you. However, the Brady family could still be seen reuniting with each other even decades after the show ended.
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Yes. Philip was a college professor. BTW...what's a "teit"?
I wouldn't say she ended up being typecast. Any more than her own natural personality offered anyway. Which is the same that can be said for many "working actors" who trade on their personality, to satisfy what a Producer expects, and is looking for in his/her project. Doing so, saves a Producer time and money and reliability. So the concept of typecasting can also be misunderstood.
No, she wasn't sitting home.
I guess what caught my attention [attached in the image below] is regarding her avocation for (and perhaps in an Art Gallery commercial sense) painting. Which her costars mentioned. And what she revealed in interviews. I also noticed her acumen in Real Estate, having begun at the young age of 11 (no doubt as a wise investment of her earnings from the Industry) and then parlaying her success upwards through some significant transactions.
Keeping in mind that with dual residences (East and West Coast) also suggests dual commercial interests, per availability, and access. As well as choosing to decline a 5 year contract (or option) regarding the BB Variety Hour. Again, no doubt a wise decision, when there is other certainty regarding a person's opportunities, and interests.
Nothing suggested is negative towards her, just informational and relative to the assumption. I'm sure she was making very competitive and strategic decisions.
In the banner picture they use for " The Brady Bunch" why does it look like their all doing needlepoint?"