Forget Peace on Earth. The claws are out on Home Economics when the Hayworth siblings — middle-class Tom (Topher Grace), poverty-line Sarah (Caitlin McGee), and über-rich Connor (Jimmy Tatro) — opt for a Secret Santa exchange. But, as always on this comedy, their squabbles are loaded with a loving spirit.
Here, Grace dishes.
What is the Hayworth family holiday tradition?
Topher Grace: Fighting! And this year is no exception. Plus, there are some new [extended] family members you haven’t met yet joining the mix.
Tom is now making money off the celebrity-chef book he ghostwrote. If he pays back the loan he got from Connor in the series pilot, will that change things for them?
Yeah, Tom’s self-respect might go up…but his bank account won’t. [Laughs]
Would Tom be a Scrooge if he were as rich as Connor?
One of my hopes is that — should we have a long run — we can shuffle the financial status of the siblings. I know Tom would be hilarious in the bad choices he would make with money, but I’m even more interested to see what Sarah would do!
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As an exec producer on the show, what are you getting everyone for Christmas?
Thanks for reminding me! We should actually make it a Secret Santa. I legitimately love working with all these people so much that I don’t know who I’d hope to pick.
Home Economics, Wednesdays, 9:30/8:30c, ABC