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What sort of journey does Lucy go on, over the course of these episodes, and what do you think the biggest things are, that she discovers about herself?
Appleby: I think she really learns to listen to herself and trust herself, and believe that she’s good enough to get a guy that she thinks is out of her league. It’s really important to just accept who we are, and find somebody who accepts us for who we are.
When I’m acting, I love direction, and she’ll just work beats and give you tons of different notes, keeping the camera on and really exploring moments in scenes.
She really pushes you to get out of your comfort zone and expect more from yourself than you would have wanted to. I started bombarding her with emails, convincing her to do this with me. When someone like that inspires your own work so much, does that give you the desire to want to direct yourself? She was just like, “Get a TV show and start directing.” Getting someone to let me produce was a huge step forward.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Shiri Appleby () talked about how this web series came about, how she ended up signing on for her first gig as producer, how she can’t wait to try her hand at directing, assembling such an amazing cast (including Taylor Kinney, Bryce Johnson, Mircea Monroe and Martin Starr), and shooting the entire series in 10 days, with exactly the same approach as a regular TV show. Shiri Appleyby: I think the show is really about the moment when a girl starts listening to the voice in her head, and listens to her subconscious to make decisions.
That’s what the future Lucy and the entire space travel is all about.
We really wanted it to speak to girls and be honest about it.
It was a really, really collaborative experience, from start to finish. We really established a look of how we wanted the house to look. We had a really strong color palette that we were working with.As an actor, you’re just brought on to fill one role, so it’s nice to see what the entire journey is like. I brought on everybody that I’d been working with [on TV]. P., Jas Shelton, works with the Duplass brothers on all of their films.The quality of people that we were working with were television and film level, and we were shooting on Alexa cameras. It was the exact same process as making a television show or a film.This would be a great first opportunity for her.” Everyone was really on board, and it’s really taken off. We have over half a million views on the first episode, and over a million total. People are responding to it, so it feels really good, in a way that’s different then when you’re just acting. You can watch every TV show and every feature film on your computer.This is the first time that I’ve watched something really come alive, from the very beginning, and that’s a really creative experience. So, if you get past the ego of the fact that you’re doing a web series, it’s not like you’re doing anything different.
What would somebody say to you, that would prove that this person is real? ” She really was able to craft a story that really resonated.