Kimmy Schmidt, Ellie Kemper, Erin Hannon discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts


I don't think set out with the intention to like light the world on fire with their feminist agenda. I think they wanted to write a story about something they felt close to, and it happened to be mostly ladies, and I think that was very cool. They just wanted to make a funny and also heartfelt story. And also it happened to be about women. Do you feel as though there's a progression that you can sort of identify in about a minute and a half before we have to go to break a of when you point to the characters that you've had that have been breakout, do you see any ways in which you've tweaked and done something a little different tested yourself? Yeah, I was very worried about it because all these characters are cheerful and have big pale faces like me. So I, I was worried specifically about Kimmy Schmidt and making that very different from Erin Hannon because they are both these child like kind of cheerful rubes. And I think that one of. When you have more time, I think to develop a character and to investigate that character, you learn new things about it during that sends for actally, but it's true and Kimmy had such a rich and dark Beck story that I think there was a lot to inform. The character that that she had become and there were so many layers to that lady. So I think it's it's about understanding what the character has been through that is, you know, having an effect on the person they are that day on how to distinguish a little bit from Aaron. I think she's tougher. I think there's there's a, she's she's seen darkness. She seemed like the worst of humanity, and I don't know how that can't not affect you in the person of John hayman's. It turns right, we're speaking with the EMMY nominated actor Ellie Kemper about her journey from hardscrabble childhood, which was completely not hardscrabble west overcoming educations that at Princeton at Oxford to to starring in Netflix original series, unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. We're going out of this segment with a song male premadonna by Ellie Kemper and medications ban subtle sexuality on the NBC show the office, and I promise you there's nothing subtle about it. I'm David Folkenflik and this is on point. Done by like Parana pot of Asana. Straight out of luck. Go one..

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