“There’s not a chance in hell that I’ll be nominated [for an Emmy]. I’m putting that on the record right now,” said Monica Potter during our recent webcam chat (watch below). The “Parenthood” star has been a critics’ darling for years, but the TV academy has yet to take notice.
However, the actress was singled out several times in 2013 for her performance during her character Kristina Braverman’s breast cancer battle in season four: she was nominated by the Television Critics Assn. and won Best Drama Supporting Actress at the Critics’ Choice Awards.
“Who doesn’t love to win an award?” she said of her sudden windfall. “It’s like bingo, except you get a statue instead of money, and I never win at bingo.”
More recently, she reaped a bid in the comeptitive catch-all supporting category at the Golden Globes; she lost to Jacqueline Bisset for the miniseries “Dancing on the Edge.” While Potter was the sole contender for “Parenthood,” she considers any individual honor a testament to the entire cast and crew: “When you get nominated for something, I feel like you go and you take the entire gang with you.”
She imagines what the Globes party would have been like with the rest of her cast in attendance. “That would be so cool, for all of us to be together like we normally are [as the Braverman family] in Zeke and Camille’s backyard – throwing food, people getting drunk, swearing. We might get kicked out.”
“Parenthood” was recently renewed for a 13-episode sixth and final season, after which Potter might pursue more series television. She’s not sure she’ll ever try her hand at live theater, which she said might have to wait a few decades, but when the time comes she’s ready to take the Tonys by storm: “That’s next. Just wait, you haven’t seen me tap dance.”
Watch our interview below, then make your Emmy predictions for Best Drama Supporting Actress: