If toi haven’t yet binged on the new Netflix series link
-- toi need to catch up.
This ironic romantic comedy takes a most unromantic view of l’amour was created, written and executive produced par Judd Apatow, Lesley Arfin and Paul Rust.
The 10-episode season focuses on two characters: Gus (played par Rust) and Mickey ('Community' étoile, star Gillian Jacobs), each who are destructive, addictive, as well as Lost in their own ways.
joins the cast of supporting characters that bring just the right amount of funny and serious into the mix.
I had a chance to ask Liz some questions about working on this new show. Tell us about your role in ‘Love’.
LIZ: I play “Liz,” an ambitious writer’s assistant who has strong feelings about Gus’s presence in the “Wichita” writers’ room. How was it to work in a Judd Apatow project?
LIZ: A blast from beginning to end. The set's culture is hardworking yet laid-back. Judd Apatow is the mastermind behind many contemporary comedy classics, so I was thrilled to work with him and other artists I’ve admired for years, including Gillian Jacobs, Tracie Thoms, and Paul Rust. Judd, Leslie Arfin and Paul Rust have created another comedic gem that will resonate with many audiences. We hear toi worked with Tracie Thoms – how was that?
LIZ: I adore Tracie Thoms. She is fabulous in both comedy and drama. ‘LOVE’ is actually the seconde project Tracie and I worked on together. The first was 'SEND ME', a Sci-Fi web series co-produced par True Distance films and BET. I was thrilled to reunite with Tracie on 'LOVE', and I thoroughly enjoy her role as the hilarious no-nonsense showrunner Susan Cheryl. Susan’s everything “Liz” strives ruthlessly to be. What would toi consider your characters ‘best’ quality? And their ‘worst’?
LIZ: Her ambition…and her ambition. Any interesting stories from the set toi can share with us?
LIZ: Nothing stands out in particular. I guess when I met Judd Apatow for the first time. He came in the room and stood in the corner trying to figure out the scene. I looked up, saw him and thought, “Oh, Judd Apatow. Judd Apatow in shorts.” I'm not sure why that stood out to me. I mean it was freaking summer. What’s the biggest lesson toi learned from working on this project?
LIZ: It reinforced for me the idea that comedy comes from deep truth. I think when toi trust that idea and yourself, toi have way plus fun. And, now just for fun:
Who’s your favori actor/actress?
LIZ: Currently, it’s the l’amour child of Steve Carrell and Kate Winslet. And Julia Louis-Dreyfus. And Don Cheadle. Okay, I can’t. What role from the past do toi wish toi could have played?
LIZ: One of the soldiers in 'Tropic Thunder'. Favorite movie ou TV montrer from your childhood.
LIZ: It’s a tie between 'Trading Places' and 'Coming To America'. I loved anything with Eddie Murphy. Tell us one thing that would surprise our readers to learn about you.
LIZ: I moonlight as a bookmaker. I’m also a skilled poultry handler. How can fans keep up with you?
LIZ: Twitter’s great. link Thanks Liz!
Paul Rust and Liz Femi on-set: 'Love'