Last Updated: 9:22 AM, March 18, 2010
Posted: 12:27 AM, February 18, 2010Comments: 13
Avery Jessup, the new love interest of Alec Baldwin's "30 Rock" character played by Elizabeth Banks, is based on a real person. A source close to the show said that Jessup, who hosts a fictional CNBC show called "Hot Box," was inspired by real-life CNBC anchor Melissa Francis. Our source said that Francis herself, who hosts morning show "The Call," pitched the idea to a "30 Rock" producer. "Francis was hoping to be asked to play the character herself, but they ended up going with Banks," our source says.
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