Kourtney Kardashian “One Life To Live” Acting Debut Defended By Mom Kris

If her “acting” debut on the ABC sudster One Life to Live is any indiction, Kourtney Kardashian may not want to quit her day job.

Wait — what does she do again?

The eldest Kardashian sister is no stranger to the roving lens of cameras, but she lived out a lifelong dream when the daytime drama tapped her to play Kassandra Kavanaugh, a wayward attorney, on Monday’s show. Kourt, 31, had trouble memorizing her extensive script — and her confusion was apparent during her campy scenes with talk show maven and fellow OLTL guest star Wendy Williams. The current Dancing With The Stars contestant played news anchor Phyllis Rose on the mock local news show Access Llanview. Williams’ Rose quipped as she introduced Kardashian as a guest: “none other than local ambulance chaser Kassandra Kavanuagh. That’s right with two Ks.”

“I’d thought I’d have two lines. But my script is so long … I’m not an actress,” Kardashian remarked on her reality show Kourtney and Kim Take New York.

The reviews for Kourt’s big soap debut were less than stellar, with some across the blogosphere comparing the reality star’s screen skills to a unique cross between a limp noodle and a broken toaster. Ever the protector, the criticism has prompted Kardashian Family momager Kris Jenner to rush to the defense of her firstborn.

“[Kourtney] was so excited to be asked to do [the soap]… and she did a great job,” Kris told Access Hollywood in an interview Wednesday. “Kim’s done a couple of movies and Khloe’s done a thing or two, so every time somebody offers them a different role on a different project, I think the girls are really grateful that they get to have a new experience. Nobody in this family is trying to win an Emmy for anything,” she added.

“We’re just out there having the time of our lives, you know?”

In an interview with the May edition of Redbook Magazine this week, Kris took aim at critics who believe her heavily-exposed kids are all Botox and boobs with little title.

“It’s annoying when I hear, ‘What do your girls do?’ Well, first of all, all of my daughters have jobs. They are fashion stylists and designers; they own a chain of stores. They had the stores before they had the show. And my kids worked from the time they were 13 years old. So to me, that’s a huge misconception that the girls don’t work. They work 25 hours a day.”