Meet the Cast and Characters
A high-spirited Irish working woman, one could imagine the young Mae in the aftermath of World War 2, serving teas to the troops with a smile, putting on a happy face for everyone around her. But today nobody takes notice of this sparky spirit, and while the happy face endures, Madelaine's grandmother is hiding a long-buried secret and a part of herself that no number of distractions will allow her to run away from.
Owner of "The Pointed Triangle" - an art gallery devoted to Pointillism and Triptychs, Olive's sexy cynicism is betrayed by bouts of acute clumsiness. She's a victim of all the wrong kinds of love and an optimist who is never proven right. A curvaceous beauty with dark hair and dark eyes, no one could be further from the image of Grace Kelly.
She sure didn't go to charm school, and she can be mean as hell, but there's something compelling about Madelaine's in-your-face, tell-it-like-it-is co-worker and nemesis, Betty. And just when you least expect it, even Betty finds herself drawn into Madelaine's web! Who knew.
A startling vision with her collage of bangles, necklaces and body piercings, Olive's assistant is what the word "contradiction" was invented for. Her alarmingly soft nurse's voice filtered through a clatter of numerous tongue-studs, combined with her cut-the-crap manner gives Denise an unsettling, passive-aggressive air of authority.
Bringing The Good Old American Door To Door back again, Bing's boss is the kind of guy that doesn't mind bending the rules, as long as there's a profit to be made. But putting his star salesman, Bing, into the same room as his old friend Mr. Blue has different consequences from what even this savvy sales mogul could imagine.
Betty's sidekick is every bit as brassy as she, though perhaps not the sharpest tool in the shedl. But just as determined to make Madelaine's life in the diner a living hell.
Like a spider Madelaine sinks into the background, snapping up information from the world around her and building her character from the nuances of others. An unpopular waitress at a mediocre cafe, she often talks to herself in muttered whispers, strange voices and accents, constantly reshaping her persona, always on the look-out for someone to be. Until Bing comes along and changes everything.
Self-effacing, gangly and impossibly positive, Bing is a modern-day James Stewart with a mission to insure the world and everyone in it with a zeal that's impossible to resist. Fixated on the unattainable beauty and poise of Grace Kelly, Bing harbors a darkness that's about to surprise even himself.
Whip-smart, angry as hell and take-no-prisoners Capital-B Blunt, Thelma is the therapist you never wanted to have. Poor Mae never stood a chance.
No one takes the epidermis and all the implements necessary to beautify, fortify, and vigilantly keep that delicate Universe from falling apart as Bethany. Able to sniff the difference between "Monkey Nut Frenzy" and "Swing Sister Suzie Sue" at a hundred yards, nothing makes her weep genuine tears more than the conversion of the facially disarrayed to the right kind of lip gloss.
Mr. Connor's long-time pal, rich old "Bluey" doesn't mind employing a few back-door insurance shenanigans on behalf of his mistress. And Bing doesn't like it. He doesn't like it at all.
Bethany's protoge kisses ass so much it's no wonder she needs so many layers of lippy to keep them from falling off. Still, her enthusiasm can't be sneered at, and if anyone's gonna come runner-up for the Beauty Olympics, it's going to be Muriel.