Jane Krakowski on her ‘over-the-top’ return to the Emmys in ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ [Exclusive Video]

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“When I first read episodes one and two, I was blown away. I can’t believe Tina (Fey) has given me this amazing character that is over-the-top, a mess, sincere, and vulnerable,” admits Jane Krakowski  about her Emmy-nominated role in “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” In our recent webcam chat (watch below), she dishes the fun she is having on this freshman Netflix comedy that sees her partnering again with “30 Rock” creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock.

Related: Watch our video chats with dozens of 2015 Emmy nominees

Forr playing diva variety star Jenna Maroney on “30 Rock,” this Tony winner reaped four Best Comedy Supporting Actress bids. She is contending for the fifth time in this category for her role as New York socialite Jacqueline Voorhees.

While both characters are self-absorbed, the actress and creators wanted to distinguish the two ladies from each other. Krakowski reveals, “There was initially a great comparison between the two. It surprised me a little bit because I knew where the character grew from episodes one through 13. Each episode she grew further and further away from Jenna. Certainly they’re written by the same comedic voice with the same timing, so there’s going to be a cadence to the comedy and to the dialogue.”

She has submitted the second episode, “Kimmy Gets a Job,” to Emmy voters because she has a chance to show emotions as Jacqueline that Jenna didn’t have. In this episode, “Kimmy tries to keep her job with the wealthy Voorhees family by throwing a children’s birthday party. Jacqueline is devastated when she learns her husband will not attend the party and believes he is cheating on her.”

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Photos: Jane Krakowski as Jacqueline Voorhees on ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’. Credit: Courtesy of Netflix

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