The film adaptation of the Broadway musical also starred Nikki Blonsky, Elijah Kelly, Amanda Bynes and John Travolta.
In a series of new Tweets made in response to various stories in the media about her recent arrest, she writes: this is all false! They asked if a vase was a bong to which I replied, no, that's a vase. Here's what customer Sally Miles had to say about it: Well, there's NOTHING wrong with working in a boutique, but we're really glad to hear that your talents aren't being diverted from entertainment! She even sings and dances for the customers, busting out the tunes from Hairspray!
I'm very close friends with Nikki Blonsky, we chat all the time! Plus, there's totally something to be said for trying out a different line of work just to see what it's like, regardless of having been in big movies or on TV. [ last summer, but apparently, the actress has taken a hiatus from the entertainment business…to work behind the register at a high-end shoe boutique in Great Neck, NY called Steven Dann! She's supposedly working on a project that will catapult her career, something bigger than Wow!
Tracy (Nikki Blonsky) seems a natural fit for the show except for one not-so-little problem – she doesn’t fit in.
Her plus-sized figure has always set her apart from the cool crowd, which she is reminded of by her loving but overly protective plus-sized mother, Edna (John Travolta).
Nikki Blonsky, the star of the 2007 musical “Hairspray,” saw her star-making role lead quickly into a fallow period; after her ABC Family series “Huge” was canceled after a single season, Blonsky has worked rarely.
“I was out of work for a while,” she told Salon, ruefully chuckling.
After all, Ricki Lake and Marissa Jaret Winokur — who played Tracy in the 1988 film and 2002 Broadway show, respectively — had small roles.
They both appeared during the cast’s performance of “Welcome to the ’60s.”"What's Nikki blonsky up to tonight," one commenter tweeted on Wednesday night.
That doesn’t stop After wowing Corny Collins (James Marsden) at her high school dance, Tracy wins a spot on his show and becomes an instant on-air sensation, much to the chagrin of the show’s reigning princess, Amber Von Tussle (Brittany Snow), and her scheming mother, Velma (Michelle Pfeiffer), who runs television station WYZT.