‘Love It or List It’: Hilary Farr Was Once Tim Curry’s Neighbor
If you’re obsessed with home renovation shows, then you’ve probably caught an episode or two of Hilary Farr’s hit show, Love It or List It. The show features Farr, an interior designer, and David Visentin, a real estate agent, as they compete for homeowners’ attention.
The two look for homeowners who aren’t impressed with their current living situations and Farr offers to redesign their home, while Visentin offers to list the house for them on the market and show them other options. Once the home is redesigned, it is up to the homeowners to decide if they will retain the house or put it on the market.
A fun fact is that Farr was once Tim Curry’s, of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, neighbor. Their closeness led to Curry helping Farr get her acting career off the ground.
Farr is a jack of all trades
Farr was born on August 31, 1951, in Ontario, Canada, and was raised in the UK. While she was young, Farr developed an interest in interior design while helping her mother remodel her childhood home.
Farr relocated to Los Angeles and began working part-time renovating homes while also booking small roles on TV shows and films. She made cameos in films such as Frustrated Wives, Legend of the Werewolf, and City on Fire.
Farr worked on homes in the UK, Canada, and Los Angeles. After her divorce, she moved back to Toronto, where she landed her now popular show, Love It or List It. Farr runs an interior design company called Hillary Farr’s designs.
On the show Love It or List It, she partners with realtor Visentin to remodel people’s homes and convince them to stay in their homes. Farr and her cohost have stated that they are never sure what their participants’ reactions to the new house would be, implying that their show is authentic.
Curry is an established singer and actor
Tim Curry was born on April 19, 1946, to James and Patricia Curry. When he was 12, his father died from pneumonia, and Curry’s family moved to South London. While in Kingswood School, Curry developed into a soprano. He attended the University of Buckingham, where he graduated with a combined degree in English and Drama.
The 74-year-old actor got his first big break on the 1968 musical Hair. While making the musical, he met Richard O’Brien, who gave him a full-time role in the 1973 classic Rocky Horror Picture Show as Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Curry struggled to find a persona for the scientist.
He initially thought of doing an American accent but changed it to an English accent after hearing an English woman speaking. The actor also believed that Dr. Frank-N-Further would be a laboratory doctor dressed in a white lab coat. However, director Sharman suggested that Curry make the character a much darker and twisted one.
His performance as Dr. Frank gave Curry a large following and set him up for more roles in the future. Curry appeared on the Broadway show Amadeus in 1981, The Rivals in the mid-’80s, and Spamalot, where he played King Arthur.
He also has several successful songs under his belt. He has released various hit albums such as Read My Lips, Fearless, and Simplicity.
Farr and Curry were neighbors
When Farr lived with her family in London, she was the upstairs neighbor to Curry. The two were good friends. According to Popsugar, their relationship led Curry to get Farr a non-speaking role on the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Farr was cast as the bouquet-throwing bride in the film, which helped propel her acting career even further.