Check out a great interview with Consequence that Alison Brie recently did to promote the new series Roar!
Alison Brie‘s resume is packed with notable roles, from her breakout performance as Trudy Campbell, Pete Campbell’s spirited and long-suffering wife on Mad Men, her charming six-season run on Community as plucky and eager Annie Edison, and voice work in BoJack Horseman and The LEGO Movie. But as she tells Consequence, perhaps the most seismic project of her career was in GLOW, the Netflix comedy which fictionalized the creation of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling promotion from the 1980s.
In the series, created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, Brie played Ruth Wilder, one of the operation’s founding wrestlers and creative influences, in a series that met with its share of behind-the-scenes controversies with regard to its treatment of people of color, but was unabashedly feminist in its storytelling.
The new Apple TV+ series Roar reunites Brie with Flahive and Mensch, as she leads one episode of the anthology series they created based on Cecelia Ahern’s book. In “The Woman Who Solved Her Own Murder,” Brie stars in the titular role, a dead woman who’s still able to interact (Patrick Swayze-in-Ghost style) with the real world while the circumstances of her own death are under investigation.
In the one-on-one interview with Consequence, transcribed and edited for clarity, Brie explains what she enjoyed about the process of figuring out how to interact with the real world as a dead person, while also revealing how working with Flahive and Mensch has had a real impact on her career since the beginnings of GLOW — and well into the future.