Joy Stark from ' 'Til Death'
Yes, he knows how she looks without makeup, and she knows how he smells in the morning. Still, if they're to keep romance alive, they want to look good for each other.
"She's still trying to keep magic in her relationship," Joely Fisher says of her character, Joy, married to Eddie (Brad Garrett), on Fox's 'Til Death. "It might involve something in the cleavage department, depending on what the day is."
"She has always known that her curves and sexuality are a little more powerful than everything else she has to offer," Fisher says.
Fisher is voluptuous, and show costumer Lori Eskowitz-Carter is mindful of dressing her appropriately.
"We have a trick where we do a lot of layering and tank tops," says Eskowitz-Carter, which allows Fisher to leave the top few buttons open, so they don't gap.
Playing against the 6-foot-8-inch Garrett allows Fisher to totter about on stilettos.
"She can wear the craziest, highest heels you have ever seen," Eskowitz-Carter says. "We spend a ton of money on her shoes. Nobody knows they are really down there."
"It's not like they have a ton of money,"
Eskowitz-Carter says of the characters.
"Eddie and Joy are very much working-class. And Brad wants the show to feel real."
Eddie is a teacher, and Joy was a travel agent until she was laid off. The designer and the actress acknowledge working stiffs, particularly those who have been laid off, don't usually wear such high-end shoes.
"Most of the time she is home," Eskowitz-Carter says. "She's skating a fine line of being home and looking great."
Jewelry is from Fisher's own line, Knot2much2ask, which she created with her best friend.
"When we started, the economy was in a place where people felt, 'OK, I could spend $125 on a little piece of gold,' " Fisher says. Now, they're revamping the line.
"We reflect what is happening to married people," Fisher says of Joy and Eddie. "We reflect what is happening in the economy."
And because of that, Joy's look is easily attained, the costume designer says."It's real and appropriate for what she does," Eskowitz-Carter says. "Except for her shoes. The shoes are expensive. But there are knockoffs at Aldo."