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Molly Shannon: What’s In My Bag?

Find out what's in Molly Shannon's bag
Find out what's in Molly Shannon's bag Michael Pirrocco

Actress and funny lady Molly Shannon, whose new film, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, is out now, gave Us Weekly a peek into her white Giorgio Armani purse!

“I always throw a banana in my purse, because I love them!” says the star of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (out now). “My doctor said, ‘You’re low on potassium. You need to eat more bananas.’ I was like, ‘What? That’s all I eat!’” The 50-year-old SNL alum and mom of Stella, 11, and Nolan, 10 (with artist husband Fritz Chesnut), peels open her Giorgio Armani purse for Us.

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Phone a Friend

“When people start talking about technical things, I get really overwhelmed. So I have a business card for this guy at T-Mobile who helps me. He’s so calm and explains things.”

Buzzworthy Balm

“My kids and I did the Bee Experience at the Carmel Valley Ranch, and it was incredible! I got this great lotion from the bees called Carmel Bee. You can put it on your elbows and your knees.”

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Mile-High Medicine

“I have vitamins from my acupuncturist that I take when I fly that prevent me from getting a cold. Acupuncture is amazing. I love it!”

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Don’t Sugarcoat It

“I’m not really a candy person at all. But I do like Halls cough drops as a sweet treat once in a while.”

Do the Math

“We’re taking a trip to Northern California and I plan on having the kids practice their multiplication tables in the car, so I have a sheet with me.”


More of what’s in Shannon’s bag: Diane Keaton’s memoir, Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty, Sloane Stationery mini notebooks, Louis Vuitton wallet, Starbucks gift card, reading glasses, mini Colgate toothpaste, stevia tabs, Peppermint Candy Cane Chapstick, passport, NARS brow gel, hair color formula, Samsung Galaxy, phone headset, echinacea and goldenseal, gray wool scarf, pencil and pen, and an iPod.

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