In 2021, Beth Behrs appeared on The Drew Barrymore Show, during which the actress revealed that her life before 2 Broke Girls was very similar to her on-screen counterpart (via People).
During the interview, Barrymore asked if it was true that Bers was working two jobs, a nanny and a bartender, when she landed her role in 2 Broke Girls. In response, Behrs explained, “I was broke. I worked full time seven days a week.” Also, she wore cowboy boots because she couldn’t afford to wear heels to her audition. As a result, creator Michael Patrick King called her before her last screen test and asked if she could wear a different outfit.
The actress continued, “I didn’t have any money because I was a real poor girl. I went to Nordstrom and kept all the tags on my clothes and the label on the Steve Madden heels that I got. When Michael hugged me at my screen test, he was like, “Do you have tags on your clothes? And I’m like, “Well, yeah, because if I don’t get this job, I’m going to have to return all these clothes. I can not afford it”.