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Andrea Martin and Briga Heelan, Great News
Andrea, what do you look for in a project, considering you've been in so many great shows and movies?
Martin: First an offer. That's good. It starts there. Honestly, the script was insanely funny. In fact, I think there was a couple of lines changed from when we first read the first script. That never happens; it's always 70 rewrites. It's unbelievably organic comedy, with Tina [Fey] and Robert [Carlock] at the helm.
Briga, how did you juggle working both Ground Floor and Undateable last year?
Heelan: There was only one or two weeks [where they overlapped], and the stages were right next to each other [on the] Warners lot, so I could walk from one to the other.
What are your favorite shows right now?
Heelan: I just was able to get through the end of Kimmy Schmidt and I was blown away by the show, and I would say that even if we weren't in the company we were in. But I just thought it was incredible what they did, the sort of psychological turns they did with those characters. Really touching and reflective and dark but hysterical.
Martin: I watch a lot of news programs, so 60 Minutes is my favorite program ever. I was with my sons in LA the other day and I said, "Gosh, we have to hurry because 60 Minutes is on." They said, "Mom, that never happens anymore, because everyone tapes their shows. It was refreshing to hear someone say 'We have to hurry because a show starts at 7.'"