Why you don’t hear from Bonnie Hunt anymore
Hey, you know who’s great? Bonnie Hunt. Yeah, Bonnie Hunt! Few performers are as comforting and welcoming a presence in a movie or TV show—and a guarantee of rapid-fire jokes—as Bonnie Hunt. Hunt has been popping up with supporting roles in movies both big and small, and as the star of her own multiple sitcoms, for almost 30 years now, improving everything she’s in with her sharp, crackling, quirky wit honed in the Chicago live comedy scene. For a while there, it seemed like there was always a Bonnie Hunt movie in the theaters, like Cheaper by the Dozen, or a Bonnie Hunt TV show on the air, like Life with Bonnie, The Bonnie Hunt Show, or several other series whose titles incorporated the famous name of the actress/writer/director/producer/host. Hunt doesn’t appear on screen as much as she used to—and here are a few of the reasons why that may be.