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Alyson Hannigan Dishes On Her Reality TV Guilty Pleasures

February 27, 2012 02:00 PM by Veronica Dudo

Actress Alyson Hannigan, one of the stars of the upcoming movie, American Reunion is very busy these days but still manages to make time for a little reality TV! In addition to American Reunion hitting theaters on April 6, Hannigan stars in CBS’s Emmy Award winning TV show, How I Met Your Mother and is expecting her second child. Hannigan also enjoys giving back to the community through her charity work. The 37-year old reveals her favorite reality TV show along with her guilty pleasures!

This hard-working mom recently partnered with Pull-Ups and hosted a ‘Potty Dance Party’ with her daughter to encourage parents to start potty training in a fun way.

“We’re very excited!” Hannigan said during the event, “My daughter just arrived and she’s very, very excited. She actually woke up this morning wanting to dance and she was very excited to teach her friends and help them start potty-training.”

Along with Mom duty, Hannigan has been appearing as Lily Aldrin on How I Met Your Mother. The show is in its seventh season and she says going to work each day is a lot of fun–especially with Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel.

“It is such a great environment! We all just make each other laugh all day long it’s really such a fun, fun place to go to work and it just really is an amazing set.” She revealed.

The movie, American Reunion is due out soon and Hannigan says this installment was her favorite in the series.

“It’s hysterical, it’s really funny!” She gushed, ”I think it’s just as good if not better than the first movie. It was my favorite; so I’m really, really happy and can’t wait for people to see it. I think it will appeal to so many people.”

Fans also remember Hannigan in her early days in the cult classic series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Thanks to the popularity of the vampire theme, she says her character; Willow Rosenberg has been introduced to a brand new audience through syndication.

“I feel like Buffy is more popular now than it was when we aired and it’s great, it’s amazing! I’ll meet kids that weren’t even born when we started airing and they love it and they’ve seen every episode and it’s just amazing–it really has stood the test of time so far.”

Hannigan and her husband Alexis Denisof are expecting their second child. She says her emotions have led her to only watch reality TV.

“Now that I’m pregnant, I’ll cry at the commercial if it’s sweet,” she explains, “so the only thing I can watch without balling is reality television and I’ve been known to cry at that too! So, my poor husband has been subjected to basically me only watching reality television now because I can’t watch movies–they’re too heartbreaking.”

She reveals that her favorite reality TV series is Bravo’s culinary competition, Top Chef.

“My guilty pleasures would be The Bachelor, I’m sucked into that and the Teen Mom’s although that drives my crazy! I just want to shake them out of their nonsense. I should probably stop watching Teen Mom because it’s aggravating me too much and I just want to go adopt those babies.”

With her success, Hannigan also enjoys giving back. She is an advocate for cancer awareness and encourages women especially, to do breast cancer screenings.

“I’ve of-course been touched by that with friends and family and unfortunately, I don’t think you can find somebody who hasn’t been touched by some sort of cancer and so women’s cancer in general is a big charity that I support. For people to have early detection and screenings it’s just so important and anything that I can do to help get the word out I will.”

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Topics: ABC Reality TV Shows, Bravo Reality TV Shows, MTV Reality TV Shows, Teen Mom, The Bachelor, Top Chef |

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  1. cindy Says:
    March 5th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    hi alyson and alexis. i’m happy for you both children keep you grounded and happy. i have two of them 27 & 25. i enjoy buffy and angel i’m 51 years old, still i’m a kid at heart. you are great as lily. i’m glad that your daughter will have someone to growup with. god bless you. be happy and safe and see ya on tv.(or as my son calls it the boob-tube)

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