“UnReal” fans, did you watch all of Gold Derby’s recent interviews with stars Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer and showrunner Stacy Rukeyser? In our fun webchats, the trio of influential ladies tease the upcoming third season of “UnReal” (due out in early 2018) and talk candidly about what it would mean for their Lifetime drama to be embraced by the Emmy Awards. Zimmer was nominated last year as Best Drama Supporting Actress, while the show’s pilot was also honored with a bid for Best Drama Writing. Click on each link below to be taken to our complete in-depth “UnReal” interviews.
Shiri Appleby: “Initially I really just found her to be a complicated character,” Appleby says about why she originally wanted to play Rachel Goldberg. “She has these ideals and morals and beliefs about herself, that she thinks she’s a good person, that she really believes in fair rights for everybody. And yet her job is in complete opposition of that. Her job is basically to tear people down and make them feel horrible about themselves. And so I knew there would be a really rich layer to play.” Watch now.
Constance Zimmer: “A year ago I was watching the Emmys on my couch and thinking, ‘Oh, one day I’ll be there,'” recalls Zimmer about last year’s Emmy nomination for playing tough-as-nails reality TV producer Quinn King. “It was crazy to then be there, especially because it for ‘UnReal’ and because it was for Quinn King, a part that I turned down a bunch of times and for a show that isn’t on everyone’s radar.” Watch now.
Stacy Rukeyser: The writer and producer notes that “UnReal” is “always a character drama first and foremost. It just happened to have the wallpaper of all that.” Created by Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, Rukeyser has been with the show since its first year, and was recently named showrunner for Season 3. Watch now.
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