A Day in the Food Life of Kristin Chenoweth

Whether eating on set, on stage or at home, the Tony-and Emmy-winning star of ABC's new comedy GCB always leaves room for dessert!
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Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin finds time to make Fruity
Pebble treats in her New York
City kitchen.

Rise and shine!

5 a.m.
What's that sound? Oh right, my alarm. I have an early call time for GCB. I flew into L.A. last night, so I'm still on New York time -- and I'm not a morning person!

5:15 a.m.
I get straight in the car to drive to work. I don't listen to the radio; I just focus on getting there alive. As soon as I arrive -- phew! -- I beeline to the hair-and-makeup chair.

7:20 a.m.
It was too early to eat when the crew came and took breakfast orders, but now I'm hungry. I go to the Starbucks on our studio lot and order an oatmeal with brown sugar and a large cup of hot tea.

9 a.m.
After a quick rehearsal, it's time to get into my Texan getup. Today I'm wearing a teal and leopard-print dress with a bright pink cowboy hat. My character, Carlene, is the queen bee of her six friends in Dallas and isn't afraid of going bold.

11:45 a.m.
There's a lot of downtime between takes, so I grab a handful of nuts and go back to my trailer to visit my maltese, Maddie. I like to eat little snacks throughout the day to keep my energy up.

1:20 p.m.
We break for lunch: They're serving steak with a healthy salad bar chock-full of fresh vegetables, but I can't keep my eyes off the dessert table. I love chocolate chip cookies -- I can never say no to them!

3 p.m.
As the day goes on, I wake up more and more (did I mention I'm not a morning person?) and become the goofball of the cast. I like having my dorky moments. I've become famous for walking on set with food stuck in my teeth.

5 p.m.
We finish shooting early, but I'm not close to being done. I drive over to the movie set of Outrun to film a scene with Kristen Bell and Bradley Cooper. There's no break in rehearsal and filming, but I grab a fruit salad with lots of berries and take a few bites between scenes.

7:30 p.m.
I'm whipping myself into shape for my "Some Lessons Learned" summer concert tour. I belt Adele's "Rumor Has It" while running to practice singing and moving around at the same time. I'm sure I sound like a freak to everyone at the gym.

8:45 p.m.
I'm so happy to be home! When it comes to food I'm a creature of habit, but tonight I skip my usual turkey-and- swiss wrap and have breakfast for dinner. I like to get protein into every meal, so I eat scrambled eggs with a side of cottage cheese, Popchips and Coca-Cola. If I had more time I'd cook a really good dinner.

9:30 p.m.
While I'm going over my lines for tomorrow, I have a tiny piece of chocolate for dessert and a second Coke. That soda is my weakness -- I just can't resist!

10 p.m.
I'm a night owl, but I have to be up early tomorrow. I crawl into bed to watch Dance Moms and Real Housewives of any county...sad but true! I'll watch until I fall asleep.

Good night, Kristin!

 

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