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Kourtney Is a Soap Actress
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4. Kourtney Is a Soap Actress

KUWTK Season 3, Episode 9

Even though she's never acted before, when Kourtney's agent calls with the offer of a role on One Life to Live, she doesn't hesitate. "I grew up watching One Life to Live. I don't even think twice. My immediate reaction is, 'I've gotta do this show.'" They begin speculating about her storyline. "What if you're, like, the town slore?" Kim asks, using a choice Kardashian-ism combining "slut" and "whore." "And you sleep with your husband's brother?"

Kourtney's confidence evaporates when she reads the scripts and realises her character (Kassandra Kavanough, "with two K's") has more lines than she anticipates, not to mention a kiss with her co-star. She seeks out Rob's ex-girlfriend, Adrienne Bailon, for acting advice, but Adrienne's patience wears thin when Kourtney struggles to take the most basic of rehearsal seriously.

"Why are you smiling?" Adrienne asks, as they practice being handcuffed together. "Because I feel like it's so lame," Kourtney says.

An on-set run-through doesn't go much better at first – but by the end of the one-day shoot, Kourtney has done a 360 and returned to her initial state of blind confidence. She tells Kim she's now considering acting as a career: "Now that I've done it. . .this would be a fun job to have."

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