The first season of “GLOW” received 10 nominations last year, including Best Comedy Supporting Actress for Betty Gilpin. She reveals to Gold Derby on a recent Netflix red carpet (watch the video above) that although she tries “not to think about” awards strategy, she intends to submit the episode “Mother of All Matches” as her showcase for judging on the Television Academy website if she is nominated again. She explains, “That focuses on my character and Kia Stevens‘s character Tammé navigating motherhood — and insanity.”
“We, I will admit, were snubbed last year with Writing, which always hurts our hearts,” Carly Mensch smiles in her joint interview with showrunning partner Liz Flahive (two minutes into the video above). “GLOW” has again entered two episodes for Best Comedy Writing consideration at the Emmys this year: “Perverts Are People, Too” and “Nothing Shattered.” Mensch says about the former, “Given the #MeToo of the time, there was a story in episode 5 that we were particularly excited about and Rachel Shukert, the writer of that episode, really hit it out of the park.” Flahive explains about the latter, which she wrote with Mensch and Sasha Rothchild, “Ruth [Alison Brie] and Debbie [Gilpin] finally having this fight that had been brewing for such a long time — we had been, as writers, dying to write that scene for so long.”
Gilpin teases that the third season, which Netflix will release next month during the 2020 Emmy eligibility period, “is even better” than the first two seasons. She continues, “It’s darker and weirder if that’s even possible and even more over-the-top, which I didn’t think was possible either.” Flahive and Mensch preview Bash (Chris Lowell), Jenny (Ellen Wong), Melrose (Jackie Tohn), Rhonda (Kate Nash) and Sheila (Gayle Rankin) as “characters that step forward in season 3,” compared to their prominence in the two previous seasons. Flahive adds, “The thing that’s nice is moving to Vegas and changing how we tell the story of this show actually gave us a lot more narrative room to get into the characters and that was part of our goal this season.” Mensch says about the eventual end of the show, “We have a dream number of seasons in our head that we shall not be revealing in this interview.”
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