After making a name for herself in movies and television from her home base in Los Angeles, the year-old actor returned to New York City to star in a two-month production of the play Kingsat the Public Theater.
For Jacobs, it was a homecoming of sorts. Determined to make the acting thing work, the Pittsburgh native pivoted Alison brie gillian jacobs on-camera work, landing her first break as a stripper named Cherry Daiquiri in the Chuck Palahniuk adaptation Choke. It Alison brie gillian jacobs the first of many loveable misfits she would come to embody, playing against her more wholesome, real-life persona.
And while many would have liked to see Community live on rumors of a revival are constantly swirlingit was enough to showcase Jacobs as a gifted comedian, a skill that no doubt appealed to the creators of Lovewho wrote the part of chain-smoking, foul-mouthed Mickey Dobbs with Jacobs in mind.
Jacobs recently reconnected with her friend and Community co-star Alison Brie in her empty Los Angeles home to talk about the highs and lows but mostly the highs of being an actor.
What did it feel like being back? It was really weird. Still complaining, just about new and different stuff.
You were doing the play while the final season of Love was airing. What was that like? I would imagine it was nice Alison brie gillian jacobs be working.
People are waiting for me somewhere. I felt like I was having this very isolated experience. But it was nice because people would come up to me in New York and say how much they liked it.
It was very different from our Community renewal adventures. Not when we started, but it was sort of midway through the season when they conceived of the last episode. They wrote such an ambitious last episode, so we only had a certain number of days on Catalina to get it all.
I think about Community being so tumultuous, to say the least. But because we had been through [ Community creator] Dan Harmon getting fired, rehired, the show getting cancelled, getting re-picked up, that we were all so exhausted, I think that we were all kind of ready for Alison brie gillian jacobs to be over.
Even though we loved each other, it always felt like the show was getting ripped out of our hands, versus something where people know in advance and have the time to finish it the right way. There is something nice, too, about having a show that is shorter. How was it playing those two characters?