Kari: (when asked why the character on The New Adventures of Old Christine, Christine, was self-employed) It felt like having Christine self-employed was going to be a good idea so that she wasn't tied down to the job. So that she could sort of create her own schedule there with her kid. It was really important that in portraying a working mom, she was a good mom. So self-employment seemed to help with that a little bit, so that we could spring her loose to attend concerts and other things. There might be other stories that would have come out of her having a big boss or something, but this seemed to work.