She was one of CNN's most talked-about guests of the week, but if things had gone her way, Dana Loesch would be starring in scripted comedies right now.
As a spokesperson for the NRA, Loesch fielded questions and criticism from gun control advocates during CNN's televised town hall on Wednesday. But according to TV producer Paul Guyot, she previously had very different dreams for the small screen.
"Dana Loesch came to me 10 years ago pitching a sitcom starring herself: 'A hot young mom who does far right radio show,'" Guyot tweeted. "Said her age and looks would make one side hate her and one side love her so everyone would watch."
She was, he said, "obsessed with the potential fame and money. I turned her down."
Guyot is currently the co-executive producer of "NCIS: New Orleans."
NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch
NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch
Dana Loesch, spokesperson for the National Rifle Association (NRA), speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. The list of speakers at CPAC that opens today includes two European nativists who will address the gathering between panels and events on the dangers of immigration, Sharia law and lawless government agencies. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 22: Dana Loesch, a spokesperson for the National Rifle Association, addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort in Oxon Hill, Md., on February 22, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
National Rifle Association spokesperson Dana Loesch answers a question while sitting next to Broward Sheriff Scott Israel, left, during a CNN town hall meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at the BB&T Center, in Sunrise, Fla. (Michael Laughlin/Sun Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)
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