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Published on NewsOK Modified: July 10, 2012 at 3:33 pm •  Published: July 10, 2012

"Isn't it interesting how I always get these mother from hell roles?"

That's the high note ETonline's interview with Retired at 35 star Jessica Walter ended on. A conversation that began with a discussion about the real world significance her TV Land sitcom has taken on since its 2011 debut (Retired follows an overworked company man who moves back in with his parents to save on rent after deciding to quit his job and live a life of leisure).

On the series, Walter plays Elaine Robbins -- a self-assured mother who refuses to let retirement signify the end of her life. Elaine is the latest in a long line of strong, confident characters Walter has become synonymous with since her breathing venomous life into Arrested Development's marvelously mean mommy Lucille Bluth in 2003.

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