‘Little House on the Prairie’: Alison Arngrim Thinks She Should Come Back as Different Role if Show Reboots

by Joe Rutland
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Alison Arngrim, who played Nellie Oleson on “Little House on the Prairie,” would like to handle a different role if the show comes back.

In an interview with Fox News, she said if a reboot was done then she’s good to go.

“I would like to see a reboot of the show with the fabulous new young people,” Arngrim said. “Some adorable little girls in L.A., a gorgeous little blond awful child, as me, but have everyone from the old show do like a cameo, just pop in.”

She also said that she was the correct age “now to play Mrs. Oleson and I’m available, so I have no shame. I would play her in a second. I would totally do that.”

“Little House on the Prairie” ran for nine seasons on NBC. Arngrim appeared in the first seven seasons while coming back in the ninth season for a guest-starring role.

Michael Landon starred as Charles Ingalls, patriarch of the family where Laura Ingalls grew up on the show. Obviously, classic TV fans will remember Melissa Gilbert played Laura. Arngrim mentioned that she would play Mrs. Oleson if asked. Well, actress Katherine MacGregor played Harriet Oleson in all nine seasons.

‘Little House on the Prairie’ Star Gives Landon Credit For Child Actors Not Being in Jail

Now Arngrim, Outsiders, does just love to talk about herself in a very humorous way. But she also pays a lot of respect toward Landon.

The “Little House on the Prairie” star talked about what the former “Bonanza” star did for the show’s kids.

In an interview with Tom Gregory on his YouTube channel, Arngrim recalled Landon was a “control freak.”

She, though, also said that it actually helped the child actors.

“This is why none of the kids from ‘Little House’ are nuts,” Arngrim said. “I mean, well maybe slightly nuts, but none of us are in jail. Because there was discipline on that set.”

Arngrim Said Child Actors on NBC Drama Were There To Get Work Done On Set

She said child actors were there to work on the show.

“There’s a lot of kid actors who are on shows that didn’t go to school, they were goofing off… Or worse, they were treated like a trained animal act,” Arngrim said. “They were treated as stupid child actors. They weren’t given any respect or held to a standard.”

In continuing to talk about her time on the NBC drama, Arngrim said all child actors were “held to a certain standard of performance and acting.”

“Little House on the Prairie” remains a popular show in syndication. Landon and the rest of the cast created a memorable show filled with memories for those who watched it.

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