Actress Jane Kaczmarek loves it when her Malcolm In The Middle character LOIS only has a few lines in episodes of the hit comedy - because it means she can go home early.

Unlike many Hollywood stars who love as much screen time as possible, Kaczmarek is always desperate to rush home to her West Wing actor husband Bradley Whitford and their three children.

She says, "As a young actress, I would have killed to have more face time. Now the first thing I do is pick up the script and go, 'Damn - another scene.'

"But in a funny way, I think it's why I have probably got so much acclaim for this part. I just want to go home. I deliver lines with great dispatch because I want to get going... so I think that probably created Lois more than anything."

23/12/2004 09:42