“Look, I’ll take the Emmy, okay? I’m not saying I won’t take the Emmy. I will take it and I want it,” joked perennially snubbed Kaitlin Olson (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia“) during her webchat with Gold Derby.
Olson laughed off her show’s poor track record at the Emmys by winking that she would rather see her favorite team, the Oregon Ducks, win the National Championship than win a trophy for playing Sweet Dee.
She then whispered, “That’s not what I mean though, I want the Emmy.”
Perhaps if Emmy voters actually sat down to watch “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” they’d see that it’s not quite the low-brow, simple show they had in mind all these years.
“I’ve always said that the main reason I love our show is that it’s smart and there’s always a social commentary and we’re always talking about something, whether it’s equal rights for gay people and marriage or racism. There’s always something wonderful in the news that we can take and have an opinion on, but make it funny and make it palatable. So for such a ‘stupid’ show with ‘stupid’ comedy, I think it’s really, really smart.”
Regarding the awards-centric third episode from last season titled “The Gang Tries Desperately to Win an Award” Olson said, “It was hilarious to me that they wrote this episode. It was in our ninth season, haven’t been nominated for anything. It’s always been really funny to us and totally fine. In fact, we kind of like it a little bit.”
“Ultimately [winning awards] is not why we’re doing what we’re doing. We’re doing it because we find it funny, it’s so much fun and we’re making each other laugh,” she recalled. “But everyone likes to be recognized.”
Olson also gave us the scoop on her upcoming role in Pixar’s “Finding Dory” (the sequel to “Finding Nemo”) and detailed the family affair aspect of working on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” for a decade now alongside her husband Rob McElhenney and co-stars Danny DeVito, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton.
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