Okay, who doesn’t love The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt? I know I do! It’s one of the funniest shows on television.
I was lucky enough to attend a panel with the cast including:
Robert Carlock, co-creator/executive producer
Leila Strachan, producer
Clearly everyone was excited to be there and a part of the series.
“I’m very excited for the new season. I lost by beloved Robert Durst. But I meet someone new!” Exclaimed Carol Kane. “To tell you the truth, half of the things I say, I have no idea what they mean. They’re brilliant but I have no idea. Sometimes I ask and then sometimes I ask after we’re done shooting.
This season, we will see some new things, one of them is “Lemonadeing”
“When I was reading it, I was told I had to learn some songs in advance of the table read and then I realized they were similar to ‘Lemonade.’ I was curious as to where it fit the narrative. It’s one thing to do an homage and it seems to lovely and perfect on how Titus will exercise his demons in the face of heartbreak.” Said Tituss Burgess.
Jane Krakowski is always a delight and when she was asked about her character’s return to the class system in New York she had this to say:
“I was thrilled for the wardrobe alone, my character takes big leaps every season and this season when Tina explains what happens this season all I said was, ‘she stays rich right?’ I didn’t realize it was that important to me!” Jane laughed. “My character we find she auditioned for the real housewives of New York and it was such a gift on the page. I loved it!”
This season Kimmy goes to college and while it’s a big change for the character it brings about all kinds of new and exciting options for the series.
“First of all, she gets in from a ‘rowing scholarship’ and she is sort of born with a superhuman strength which is why she gets it. The crew girls love her because she’s a jock and it’s great to see her have this formative times because she was in the bunker for so long.” Exclaimed Ellie Kemper.
After the panel was over the entire cast signed from the stage and I was able to get Ellie Kemper on my cast poster and the individual posters they did this season.
Also Carol Kane was adorably sweet and loved the individual poster of her character as well.
Jane Krakowski, who is always nice signed my cast poster and the individual poster as well. She showed me something I didn’t see which was that each characters background related back to each of the characters traits. I was like, that’s awesome!
Finally, I saw Titus briefly and he signed one thing before heading off.
Luckily, he was at the reception and was super nice. I kept getting cut off and his handler kept telling me how polite was waiting and then Titus grabbed me by the shoulders and said, “Yes, sir!” we talked about his role at the bowl and what a huge fan I am.
He signed the individual poster from this season and the cast poster for the first season when he was sick and couldn’t make the q and a.
Then we got a quick pic!
It was a super fun night. I got to see my friend Angie who is awesome, hang out with Lisa, Michael x2, Robert, Courtney, Pinky and yes even Wayne.
The party was a lot of fun with chicken and waffles, an entire veggie buffet option, and a lot of good food!
I left a little more than stuffed!
I had such a fun time!
Until next time kids…