In our fun new webchat with Constance Zimmer, the “UnReal” featured player reveals that she was “so excited” to be nominated at the Critics’ Choice Awards along with leading lady Shiri Appleby, and that finding out the show was nominated for Best Drama Series “meant even more to us than our individual nominations.” Watch our entire interview below.
“We finished shooting the show in November of 2014, so we have not been back on the set since then. We go back to work actually in March,” Zimmer says. “It’s hard because we haven’t been able to share these nominations and all of these incredible reviews because we’ve all been scattered all over the place. But thank God for social media because at least it makes it feel like everybody’s getting a little bit of a taste of it.”
Regarding the show’s breakout success with the critics, Zimmer tells us, “It’s funny because we were [at the Critics’ Choice Awards] a year ago and we presented, and they at that time had given us the honor of saying that we were the year’s breakout show. And we couldn’t even believe that critics — the people who are the most critical — were already saying that this show is gonna be amazing. That, to me, is like the hardest kind of glee club to get into.”
As for her tough-as-nails character, “Everlasting’s” executive producer Quinn King, Zimmer explains, “I feel like sometimes nice people don’t get the work done as quick as it needs to be done, especially working in the world of reality television. Time is money and their shows are being created right then and there, with the additional editing that happens to make it even more exciting or dramatic. For Quinn, I feel that her biggest asset is she’s honest and she’s unfiltered.”
Also in our webchat, Zimmer gives us an exciting tease about the upcoming second season that goes “darker and further than we went in Season 1,” she talks about the family atmosphere on set particularly with co-stars Appleby and Craig Bierko, and she reminisces about her guest stint on “The X-Files” back in 2000 where David Duchovny kept “tickling” her during filming.
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