New York Comi-Con : Wednesday / Q&A with Jenna Ortega, Luis Guzmán, Gwendoline Christie, Fred Armisen, Writers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar

New York Comi-Con : Wednesday / Q&A with Jenna Ortega, Luis Guzmán, Gwendoline Christie, Fred Armisen, Writers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar
Synopsis : While attending Nevermore Academy, Wednesday Addams attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a killing spree and solve the mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago.
Creators : Alfred Gough, Miles Millar
Starring:Jenna Ortega, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Riki Lindhome, Jamie McShane, Hunter Doohan 
TV Network: Netflix
Premiere Date: Nov 23, 2022
Genre: Comedy
Executive producers: Tim Burton, Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Kayla Alpert, Steve Stark, Andrew Mittman, Kevin Miserocchi, Jonathan Glickman, Gail Berman, Tommy Harper, Kevin Lafferty


Q&A with Jenna Ortega as Wednesday, Luis Guzmán as Gomez AddamsGwendoline Christie as Larissa Weems, Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester and writers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar

Q: I was lucky enough to be able to see a little bit of the show. Jenna, you absolutely nailed this role. It’s so much fun to watch. Can you talk a little bit about what went into deciding you were going to play this character? She is such an iconic character. Is there anything you do to get into that Wednesday headspace?

JO: Thank you for saying that, I really appreciate it. You never know how to play a character that’s been done before. It was an interesting balance, We’ve also never seen her as a teenager, which was a whole other endeavor as well. It came around like, I had maybe a ten, twenty minute conversation with Tim [Burton]. I ran a couple scenes for him. It’s an honor to be approached by someone with a resume that he does a legacy. So I felt very, very lucky.

Also, I can’t think of many iconic characters or characters that have reached as wide of an audience as Wednesday and who’s also Latin. So to deal with something that’s a great honor is something that I jump on.

Q: How did Tim come into this project? How did that end up happening for you guys?

AG: We had written the script, the first episode and Tim was always at the top of our list. And people were like “Tim Burton’s never going to do this. He doesn’t do television.” And we’re like, well, if you don’t ask, the answer is no. It was during lockdown.

We sent the script, and four days later the universe answered. His agent called and said “Tim loved the script. He felt like he would have dated Wednesday Addams in high school. So he said he’d really love to get on a Zoom or on a call and talk to you guys.” I’m like “Great! How do we set that up? Does the assistant?” He goes “No, I’m going to send you Tim’s phone number and you’re going to Facetime with him tomorrow morning.” Because he was in London and we were in L.A.

We Facetimed with Tim, and he’s at his house with these huge dinosaur topiaries behind him. It was very on brand. He loved the script and he loved the idea of doing long-form storytelling, so he was very excited to jump in and do this. He’s been an amazing collaborator. So it’s been great.

Q: Do you have anything you want to add?

MM: No, I think that’s right, and I think it’s what it is. The show captures all the best things about Tim Burton’s movies. It’s funny, it’s gothic, it’s macabre, it’s spooky, it’s scary, a bit of horror as well., I think the character of Wednesday is closer fully to Tim, and someone he’s always loved. This was really to him a dream come true, to see Wednesday’s story and bring it to life.

Q: I was really waiting for you to say “creepy and kooky.”

MM: Well, that’s true.

Q: I mean, I feel those jokes that having so much problems on the set that you’re like “We don’t even think about it anymore”, singing the song. It’s in my head all the time.

What was it like for you guys working a project that Tim was involved in? Did you have any moments where you really felt like “Yes, I crushed that moment” or were you on set and like “Yeah, I can see the Tim Burton-ness in here” ?

LG: Well, I was in Cardiff, Wales, shooting a movie. I got a message “Tim Burton wants to talk to you”. “Oh, Tim who?” “Tim Burton.” “Okay, yeah, have him call me.” I called the man back: “Wait, Wait: you mean the guy from the “Batman” movies? That guy?” “Yeah.” “Oh yeah, I wanna talk to him, too.” So we did the Zoom meeting and this guy comes on and it’s like “Wow, this really is Tim Burton!” He was telling me about this project, and he says “I would love for you to be my Gomez.” I told him, “I’d love for you to be my Tim.”

So they sent me the script, I read it, I was blown away by it. I was tickled pink — come on, man, I grew up watching “The Addams Family”. I saw Raul Julia do it. And I called Tim back: “Absolutely, Bro. When do we start?” I have been doing this for a long time, you guys know that. And this was the first time in my career that I was doing something that was done already and — man, Tim Burton?

Then I got the opportunity to meet Jenna Ortega. Then I didn’t even know that Catherine Zeta-Jones was going to be my Morticia. That was pretty badass. And then seeing this woman [Gwendoline Christie, of “Game of Thrones”] — this incredible actor working her craft. I did say yes. And here we are.

Q: Just from hearing him talk about the dynamic on set, Gwendoline, what was it like for you to work with Tim, but then also getting to work with everybody up here? Because seeing you backstage hugging and seeing each other, there’s such a sweetness between all of you guys which is really nice.

GC: It was a surreal experience. I wanted to work with Tim Burton my entire life. I think I saw “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure” when I was seven years old. So then to see this filmmaker that created films about the outsider, someone that I felt I could really connect to, that understood me, and opened up so much to so many people. It was a huge honor when I was walking across a field and got a text saying “Tim Burton wants to speak to you”. I mean it’s utterly surreal.

Then you do a Zoom. I was bright red —

Q: Didn’t you use that face touchup stuff —

GC: No, I need the thing with the filters where I look like I’m in a Caribbean island or something. I don’t have that.

Q: Really sunburned.

GC: But it was such a pleasure to go into this with such committed actors, and also to be able to come to the Addams Family, which is something I have loved my entire life. That, to me, on television when I watched it before all the films seemed like a more realistic representation of families in the world than the mainstream, cookie-cutter thing that I was. But the opportunity to create a new character, with these brilliant writers and brilliant, brilliant actors: people like Luis Guzmán I’ve dreamt of working with, Jenna is such an unadulterated pleasure to work with every day.

And to work with Tim, who truly recognizes you as a person. He sees you, and he liberates you, and he is willing to collaborate with you. The beauty and freedom of that, I believe, is all over the screen in this show.

Q: We are here at Comic Con, and I feel it’s not Comic Con unless we have some cool stuff to share with you guys. Do you feel like, Jenna, maybe there’s a little something you want to share with the audience?

JO: I’m actually very excited. I just saw this for the first time myself a couple of hours ago. You know, we worked really, really hard for this show. We spent eight months in Romania with our families, really trying to create something that did Wednesday Addams justice. And also created a new world and introduced her to a newer generation, while also welcoming back other people that have fallen in love with her from previous generations.

Q: I know there’s been a lot of rumbling about Uncle Fester being in the trailer. I think we have a spare chair here. It’s time we brought out Fester: Fred Armisen!

[Wild Cheers]

FA: Hi! Glad to be here. I can’t believe this.

Q: Uncle Fester is such an iconic character. Talk a little bit about what about this character made you say yeah, I want to come on board for that. And bigger question: did you actually shave your head?

FA: I did, I shaved my head. This was a role that as soon as I heard about it, I was like “Oh, I’ve gotta be Fester.” I really wanted to do it. I wanted to do it right, and not have a bald cap or anything. So I just shaved my head, and I was proud to do it. And tonight, I’m going to do it again. We’re all going to do it.

But I loved it. I loved every second of it. We got to shoot in Romania. I really wanted it to be a little bit like the original TV show like that, the vibe of that, the way that that role was. It’s a tradition, I think Fester is a tradition of the Addams Family.

Q: They jumped the history a little bit to the Addams Family film. What was your first or your most vivid memory from the original show?

FA: I know it now seems partial that I’m talking about this, but it really was that light bulb that Fester had. To me, it always just pops out. But I loved that it was scary and funny at the same time. I love that mix, I really do.

Nice to see everybody [onstage], hi.

Q: Speaking of iconic looks, Gomez has a very specific look. Luis, can you talk a little bit about getting the look for this version, the look that you went for?

LG: Yeah, well, the fact that we the hair and the mustache? They made a wig for me because my hair just wasn’t right. (I love my hair.) I had the most incredible makeup artist, Susan [Cole]. Every day I’d show up and she put on this wig, did the mustache, in 20 minutes. I look in the mirror, and I said [gestures with chef-kiss] “I love you, Papi” [then gestures walking away].

Yeah, I was Gomez ready.

Q: Was it the look and the mustache that really helped with the chemistry with your Morticia?

LG: Oh wow, yeah. I have the most beautiful wife as Gomez, and it was great working with Catherine [Zeta-Jones]. She’s beautiful. And I got to kiss her at the end of all the takes. Yeah. But you know what, she was very giving, she was spot-on, she was a pro, she knew how to work with the camera. I’ve been doing this a long time — she still taught me tricks about the camera. It was an honor to work with her. To be in love with Morticia, because that’s what Gomez is all about. He’s about the love, and he’s about the passion. That came very easy for me.

Q: The family dynamic in the Addams Family may be a little bit different from some other families, but there is so much love there. How much love was that for you to play off of, the mother-father figures that are so — sometimes grossly –in love, to a teenager?

JO: Well, I think having gone through the teenage experience myself, incredibly informative. I think any teenager can relate, sortof, to wanting to create an identity outside of your family. You’re kindof being thrown out into the world on your own, and wanting to be independent. A character like Wednesday has always been so old and so confident in herself and has never really had a question. For her to be thrown into an environment like Nevermore, which Morticia and Gomez arranged, as they had had their education there and created quite the legacy. It’s really frustrating or obnoxious to be stuck in the shadow of that thing, or not have an identity outside of your home. And for one thing just never needed to explain herself. I don’t know, I’ve never been thrown into a situation full of outcasts. It’s interesting, she’s still an outcast in a sea of outcasts.

But I think, working on the family dynamic, a family that has been so loving and has, like Gwendoline said earlier, so much more after a cookie-cutter family there’s also the part where the teenage girl would like to rebel a little bit and push a little bit. The relationship between Morticia and Wednesday in this series is definitely one of the most pivotal ones of this first season, and it was delightful to work on that with Catherine and it was wonderful to receive affection from you [to Guzmán] — as it always is — and it was really, really fun.

And also to have grown up with “The Addams Family”, growing up watching that, it’s really wonderful to experience it in real time and have to create your own version with people that are very very talented. I feel very lucky.

LG: I’d just like to say that if I had graduated from Nevermore, you would have gone to Nevermore.

Q: This is the first time we’re really getting to see her in this high school teenage age. What was it about that period, Miles and Al, that made you say “Yes, this is the story we want to tell”?

MM: Well, we have teenage girls —

AG: Yes.

MM: — between us, and that definitely inspired us to write this show. I think what’s amazing about Wednesday [is] she’s an iconic character for many reasons, but she is someone who is fully formed and quite confident, as Jenna said. She’s weird, she is really smart, she plays instruments, she reads books, she’s quite knowledgeable, and she’s fearless — and she’s unapologetic about all those things. And she’s not afraid to say what she thinks.

In this world that feels like that’s a great character where everybody defines you. We live in an age where people — writers in particular –are self-censoring, you’re told what you can and cannot write. The idea that Wednesday is told what to do is an app that she will reject. She says exactly what she means. I think she’s such a great role model for not only girls but for everybody to have that strength.

Q: I think it’s for people of every age, because that reminder is always helpful: be confident in who you are. You don’t need to change to fit into any mold, and that’s definitely what I wanted to do. I think when your daughters’ special they’re going to feel that way, too.

AG: A lot of times in these stories, it’s about the timid girl who comes into a situation and then blossoms. The great thing about this show is Wednesday knows exactly who she is. She sees the world in black and white. She has an arc, but it’s a very, very tiny arc but it’s still there and it’s still impactful. But it was fun to write a character like that in this regard.

Q: Obviously, you’re playing with characters that we know but you’re bringing in new characters as well. So Gwendoline, won’t you tell us about your Principal character?

GC: I play Larissa Weems, the principal of the Nevermore Academy. So essentially, I play a headmistress at a school for outcasts, which many people have said I have been typecast in this role. But Larissa went to Nevermore, her roommate was Morticia. Morticia was always brilliant at everything. She superseded all expectations, she excelled at everything. Larissa was always in her shadow — I’m always struggling to even be second best.

Now Larissa has achieved her dreams of being in charge of the school. She has to deal with not only the bureaucracy as a woman in power trying to navigate that, but the arrival of Wednesday Addams. Wednesday presents a strange and discombobulating dynamic between the two women. And that’s what I love so much about this role: you have an older, unconventional woman in a position of power greeted with this revolutionary dynamic, and all sorts of strange things come out of that relationship.

Q: Isn’t that what Fester gets to do?

FA: Yeah. Somebody was asking about something and I don’t know what’s in the fridge.

LG: He’s the house boy. A homey.

Q: Did you get that when you got on Zoom?

JO: Yeah, definitely. He’s a man of few words, and it’s nice. It is, you have to lean in a little bit because he does mumble a bit under his breath. You know, he’s got to have pacing and things like that on set, and he was very vocal. It’s one of the joys about working with him, honestly, because he’s so authentic in his reaction, always. If he’s unhappy with something, you know. And when he’s excited about something that he’s watching on the monitor, he’s reacting like a child and clapping his hands. It’s the most endearing, sweet reaction ever.

But yeah, he role paced me a little. He’s very much someone I admire.

Q: Is there such an iconic, “what a Tim Burton project looks like”? And then coming on the set — I know you were saying the sets were a kind of duologue. But when for you, but when you’re there, is that intimidating? Especially when you’re saying you watched the movies, growing up with them.

GC: I think what’s extraordinary is that there is all of that expectation. But because Tim is so collaborative, and I never expected that. For someone to say “What do you think?” and “What do you want?” is an amazing opportunity. And he’s a calm, gentle person.

Everybody was so collaborative and kind, and we all shared the enthusiasm of the Addams Family and the opportunity to create something. This is what I think could be in that world, that comes from such a place of love and search and passion that it was like play, all of us together on the set. I was so warmed by that. There was such a feeling of play about it.

Q: I think saying that the sets are so iconic, and the costumes when everyone was getting on the set. What was that like for you guys when you were on set and seeing everyone in the costumes on the set?

AG: It was incredible, it really was. We’ve been watching Tim Burton movies for 35 years. Then now, you’re involved with him and as you’ve all said, he was incredibly collaborative. He’s an amazing filmmaker — I know that’s not news. But he really is. For us, it was like going to film school: to be able to be there and watch his process, be involved with it. Then turning to us and saying “Now how do we want to solve this problem over that problem?” He’s an amazing editor. And to be honest, he got us this amazing cast — everybody here is an A+. We could not be more thrilled with the show and with everybody in it. It’s been fantastic.

MM: It’s always about casting and Tim’s instinct for casting is impeccable. I think that for us, we learn a lot in this process and we do this a long time. But you learn a lot in each different project you do, and in this I think we learned the most.

It’s certainly been a long project. It’s like any project before here.

Q: Well, I know Comic Con and I know that people are watching online and can watch the trailer online. But I think we have something special just for everyone here in this room. We have got a very special clip with Fester and Wednesday. Check it out.

What is it like for you all to see clips with an audience here?

JO: It’s a bit strange, to be honest. Yeah, I never really know how to react during that. That was something that I was also watching in real time. It’s exciting, but it’s also very nerve-wracking. I understand how lovely this franchise is and how much people appreciate it. And I know because I am a part of that community and I always have been.

I’ve loved the Addams Family since the first time I saw them. I think I was around eight or nine, and I instantly resonated with them and connected with them as most people do. I think when people have that nostalgic factor happen in a play or they’ve already seen a version of this film, they have an expectation that comes with that. I hope that people realize how much care and respect went into this, and how much I would like to protect this character and this family and we try.

But it’s also different. It’s not going to be something that you’ve seen before. It is its own world, it is its own different reality. It’s very special and very odd. I hope that people are able to run with that and lose themselves in that, and appreciate it for that isolated project that it is.

Q: You touched on something that I thought is really cool, because yes, a lot of people may have grown up with “The Addams Family”, and know the show and know these characters. But this is also something where it’s reintroducing it to fans who are already there, and finally introducing it to people that may not have any connection to this family at all. So what does that feel like for each of you getting to introduce this world to new fans?

JO: Kooky. No, what an honor. What an honor. Again, I never anticipated this opportunity ever coming. And even to this day, to be here. We’re still working on the show, there’s so much to do, it’s a lot, we want to get it as right as possible for you guys. But it is a really incredible experience. I’m very privileged and very lucky to have been a part of it. And, again, to have worked with such an outstanding group of individuals that I feel I learned a lot from this project. I was able to take a lot from this project unlike anything I’ve ever done before, Yes, it’s very nerve-wracking but it’s also a pretty cool thing to say that I was a part of.

LG: Yeah, to me it’s very humbling. Like I said, I watched “The Addams Family” as a kid. I’ve been acting for many years and done so many things. This came across my path and it was like “Wow!” This is what dreams are made of, you know? This is why you want to go to work every day. It’s like, “Wow, I’m stepping into something that was part of my life as a kid — and here I am, doing this!” And honoring, again, the people that have played it before.

What I really loved about doing this show was that it wasn’t about trying to be funny. It wasn’t about slapstick comedy. It was about honoring the writing, which is itself so creative. When I call her [Jenna] my little Thundercloud, what parent would call their child a thundercloud? Gomez. Just those little words, those little lines — to be able to give them a life.

When I spoke to Tim Burton, Tim said “We’re going to let that all happen naturally — in the words, and the set design, in your outfit.” I had to wear these funky teeth — you know what I mean? — and I had to learn to talk through them. And sing — yes, I sing. And all these little different challenges that were so welcoming, I felt like just stepping into those clothes, and that wig.

Seeing this show woman here [Jenna] portraying Wednesday and how she did, she used to scare me. She’s my daughter — I’m scared of her. Because she was so — her flow, her chemistry, that she brought to Wednesday — I’d never seen it before like that.

Tim Burton — we’ve all seen so many of his movies. Just to be part of his universe, he was a really cool cat to work with. Like I say, I’m just humbled by the whole thing. I’m pinching myself.

And this guy also [points to Armisen] — because that’s my brother. You don’t want to mess with that.

FA: We played brothers.

Q: What was it like getting him to do this family and this world to new fans?

FA: Well, I agreed with Jenna about wanting to respect the tradition of the movies, every iteration of it. I’m also discovering — of course I’ve seen it all and I’ve watched it — but I want to see this version. I want to experience it.

The other thing is, I’ve always loved the music of Danny Elfman — unbelievable! — and it just occurs to me, watching the clip, to be doing something with his score underneath is mind-blowing. It’s incredible.

JO: Not only him. We were talking about look before. Colleen Atwood [chief costume designer] is Hollywood legend. Tim’s look isn’t the same without her. She’s the kind of woman who will look at a coat, add three buttons, and somehow it looks ten times better than it initially was. It’s witchcraft, and to watch that in real time, it’s insane to witness. Everything that she did in terms of establishing look and making everything different, and accentuating [parts].

I remember doing a fitting for the job and if you would whisper in her ear. And then she’d say “Okay, this is what we’re doing.” She is one of the most impressive women I’ve ever met. Where were they my entire life? So yeah, it’s the entire type of atmosphere that they create, and that’s people who have collaborated with each other for such a long time. To be a part of something that they were a part of is an immense honor. But then also watching it is a real treat.

Q: How did it feel for you guys knowing once this show goes out, there are going to be so many cosplayers for each of your characters. And for you guys, the characters that you created on the show?

AG: It’s always incredibly humbling to have fans like you to come out for things like this, and love the shows. That’s practically why we get to keep doing it, and why we do it, and why we all love to be a part of this industry.

FA: But they’d look funny dressed up as you guys [the writers], though.


Q: Just remember what they’re wearing right now. Hearing about this show and all the different layers, where it is a family show but it is spooky and there is humor to it. But that’s not all there is to it. How do you guys strike that balance that works so well, and comes across so well on the screen?

MM: It’s definitely a process. Then it’s not something we ever articulate. We just write it and then it comes out. It’s weird. And this one definitely works like balancing a tightrope, doesn’t it, in terms of the tones. It’s a lot of things: it’s funny, it’s scary, it’s spooky, it’s emotional.

AG: But it’s an idea that came to us pretty quickly.

MM: Oh, yeah.

AG: It came to us — that part actually — I guess it was three and a half years ago, just the idea of Wednesday Addams in boarding school. And then it was tracking down who actually controlled the to it and all of that. That was actually harder.

MM: And we say we’re pretty lucky that we were given the honor of making this happen. We had approached this before, and had been denied. For us it was like, the legacy of “Smallville” helped in terms of finding the character, the chapters of a life that no one knows and telling that story. So “Smallville” was our first show. This is like the next iteration.

Q: For you guys, too, you talked about the fact that there’s Tim and Colleen and Danny Elfman, who have all worked together, and then the two of you having such a shorthand. Do you feel like having those relationships really helped also to build the show and make that foundation all these actors could draw from so much more easily?

AG: Absolutely. Yeah, it really was. And the fact that we got on with Tim [snaps fingers] immediately. So we also did click with him.

MM: And that was important.

AG: Yeah.

MM: Because that was the longest project I was on. It was like nine months on the ground, and probably nine months of prep. So I think he felt confident and comfortable because we’d done it before, and we’re grownups and we really respected his process. And he was incredibly respectful of the script as well. We all start with the script, and we never had better notes, or fewer notes, from a director ever. It was a great relationship, a great collaboration.

Q: So what sense does come out for people to see? What do you each hope that fans take away, audiences take away, from the show?

FA: I hope that they catch all the little details. I like that. Like when there’s something that not everyone sees right away — maybe it’s in the costumes or the set or in the story. I hope that that’s something that keeps growing. And of course, the whole thing — everything, everybody in it. But starting with little details. That’s my hope.

Q: Well, I already heard [somebody] was already playing Wednesday for Halloween and it’s a big thing. But he has to have all the stitching and the dirty nails, too. It can’t just be regular hands.

JO: It’s not as difficult as you think.

AG: I think for me, I hope it’s something that people can watch together as a family. Because I don’t think there are a lot of those shows that exist that everybody can sit around and watch together. I think this is a show that they can.

MM: Yeah. I think that for me, it’s important that it’s the show coming up before Thanksgiving. It feels like even though it’s scary and somewhat gory, it actually has a real empathetic — shows Wednesday Addams has a real heart, and I think is something that a family going through some troubles could really enjoy and bond over. There’s something for everyone. It sounds like a cliché, but again, there really is something for everybody.

As Al said, it’s kindof a shooting world right now. This, I hope, will bring joy and happiness, and laughter.

GC: What I love about this show, what I always loved about the Addams Family, and Tim’s work, is about what it means to be an outsider. What I really love about the show is that I hope people experiencing that feeling feel seen. There’s so many different versions about what it means to be an outsider in the show visually, but also from the perspective of the people inhabiting the characters, writing the scripts, making the costumes, creating the sets, directing it. I hope that people feel that kind of connection that I felt when I first watched “The Addams Family” — and thought “This is me.”

LG: You guys know that November 23rd is a Wednesday, first of all, okay?


Q: That was not an accident, I’m sure.

LG: No doubt about it. And you know you’re going to be entertained in a great way to spend the night before you stuff yourself the next day. But all the different characters that you’re going to see, so many great, great actors, set the story. It’s a continuation of a legacy that is The Addams Family and these characters. You’re going to see them in a different light than you’ve ever seen before. And you’re going to welcome that and you’re going to be entertained.

And lastly, they probably will be walking around twenty guys dressed like old men because they can. They won’t be around the corner on 47th Street and Lexington Avenue, okay? But you’re going to enjoy it, I promise you.

JO: It’s been really interesting, and again, such an honor to be able to portray Wednesday at a different age. And as we mentioned earlier, when a girl is ten years old and she makes dark, gory comments, it’s innocent and charming because she’s ten, she doesn’t know any better. It’s a naive nature to it al. But to do that as a teenage girl, you should know better, and there’s a respect that’s respected of you. And maybe it’s not as charming anymore.

So it was a strong balance of finding — you know I had to keep somewhat likeable, but again, someone as Wednesday — someone, absolutely, everybody, all generations, all whatever, they see themselves in Wednesday, they want to be Wednesday. I do think when you do see some of these teen shows that are being put out there of the girl trying to please others and still being very lost in herself and very confused which is very relatable as well.

Another reason why I appreciate this series is because we explore that a little. Because it’s natural for a teenager with hormones running through her veins to be a bit lost and confused and be drowning in an environment. Or in order to get what she wants, she unfortunately has to make friends and relationships and things like that. It’s very off-putting for her. It’s nice to see her in that time, but never spent so much time with her before. And putting an emotional arc to a character that essentially has no emotion was really interesting.

But the community of passionate that you see in a room like this, she’s a creepy little freak. But her impact is completely unparalleled. I’ve never seen a normal person a group together like this, and create a family like this, and create a legacy like this. And that’s a testament that we need weirdos in the world and their the ones that make the world the world. So be weird, watch the show. Do what you want to do.

Another beautiful thing too about cinema and drama is, it should be reflective of what the real world is. But it isn’t. It’s a break from reality. We want to leave our jobs and watch something that makes our brain turn off for a little bit, and gives us adrenalin and makes us happy and makes us sad. For a show like this, that has such a wide variety of characters, it really does bring so much emotion and so much ecstasy and attention.

And again, just sit back, enjoy the show. Relate, don’t relate — that’s your business, not mine.

LG: You heard her.

JO: I know, I know. A lot, a lot of work went into this. I’ve never known something, I don’t think as demanding ever of myself and my career. To be able to release that to the world, yes, I hope you get lost in it.

Q: Thank you, thank you, all of you.

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Here’s the trailer of the film.

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