During our recent webcam chat (watch the exclusive video above), Nicole Richie divulges she believes that “you’ll find yourself relating to somebody” in her new show “Great News.” Created by Emmy-winning writer Tracey Wigfield (“30 Rock”), this NBC series stars Briga Heelan as a news producer whose life is thrown into disarray when her clingy mother (Andrea Martin) lands an internship at her network. Richie plays Portia Scott-Griffith, the bright young anchorwoman who clashes with her persnickety co-star, Chuck Pierce (John Michael Higgins). The series is executive produced by Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, and David Miner.
The actress describes her character as someone who could be viewed, “as a narcissist, because her energy is very different than the other people that work at this news station. She is younger, she represents the millennials, and everybody else is really focused on more traditional news.” Yet, “Portia’s nobody’s fool. Her energy is different, but she got to that place for a reason.” Richie adds, “She’s actually very smart. There’s a level of self-confidence and self-importance to her, but in a very sweet and bright way.”
The adopted daughter of singer Lionel Richie, Richie first came to prominence in the reality series “The Simple Life,” co-starring Paris Hilton. She has since made a name for herself as an actress, appearing in such shows as “8 Simple Rules,” “Chuck,” and “Empire.” Check out our full interview above for more about her work on “Great News.”
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