Suzanne Somers on Chrissy Snow:
"The first time I came out [as Chrissy], it was the first time people had ever seen me, so I think people thought it was me. So I got very little recognition for the [acting] work I was doing because people thought I was that person. But I’m not that person. I understand her soul. I was that person as a little girl. And it was my choice to make her a woman-child, a child trapped in a woman’s body with all the naïveté and purity. Chrissy was totally unaware of everything around her.
What was easy about that character for me is she had a moral code. I kept saying to all the writers I worked with: ‘Help me finish the box; the box is the moral code of the character. What will she do and won’t she do? WIll she lie or won’t she lie? Is she manipulative or is she not?’ And I had the moral-code box of Chrissy filled; the edges were all filled in: What she would and wouldn’t do, what she would and wouldn’t say, what she would and wouldn’t tolerate, what she thought was right and wrong. Once the audience is locked into the moral code - they’re not aware that it’s called that - but once they sense the moral values of a character, then they anticipate what that character’s going to do before she even does it. The greatest feeling was in years three, four, and five, when I really had the character together, the audience would laugh before it happened. They totally understood her thought processes. Chrissy was a delicious character, and sometimes those only come around once in your career. It’s not that I haven’t been looking.”
from Come and Knock on Our Door: A Hers and Hers and His Guide to Three’s Company
Suzanne Somers may want to do a Three’s Company spinoff with Jason Ritter, but don’t count on Ritter taking over for his late father John Ritter if the spinoff sitcom ever gets made.
how much of a class act is Jason?