Have you heard about GLOW? It’s the new dramedy from Netflix about the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (AKA GLOW)! Set in early 1980’s, this is a story about women becoming empowered because of the roles they played in the ring. Here’s a trailer:
And here’s one of the break-out stars of GLOW: Allison Brie
MARIECLAIRE.COM SPOTLIGHTS GLOW STAR ALISON BRIE
The article below is a excerpt from the feature in Marie Claire – and you can find it HERE
Actress Alison Brie is in the best shape of her life after filming GLOW, the just-released Netflix show about 1980s female wrestlers, and three months after her under-the-radar wedding to fellow actor Dave Franco, James’s younger brother.
In a new feature on MarieClaire.com, Brie opens up about her marriage, getting over her “food issues,” and why her show is a feminist rallying cry.
On how getting stronger not only changed her body, but her worldview:
“It’s empowering, because it’s not about losing weight necessarily. I’ve not stepped on a scale, ever. I don’t own one. I’m mindful about what I’m eating, but I hate when people are like, ‘My favorite food is pizza and cheeseburgers and I look amazing!’ It’s just an interesting mindset, to think of food as fuel. I’ve had fucked up food issues like most women in Hollywood; my whole life I’ve had a weird relationship with food. So it was nice to be like ‘I’m thinking about what I’m eating, but not in a psychotic way.'”
More video on Glow, courtesy of THE TODAY SHOW:
On training with Chavo Guerrero, whose uncle Mondo Guerrero helped train the original GLOW girls:
“[He] really made us fall in love with wrestling. He helped us respect the philosophies of wrestling, the kayfabe [a professional wrestling term for onstage fakery and stagecraft], the characters, the storytelling aspect of it.”
On Guerrero calling her a “natural athlete” after seeing her in the ring for the first time:
“My proudest moment, I was like, ‘I think I should record you saying this and play it back for my dad, because he won’t believe me.’ I was like, ‘There’s nothing natural about this! I worked very hard for a very long time!'”
On sending videos of herself at the gym to her husband, Dave Franco:
“He’s like ‘I get it, you’re a badass.’ No, he’s very supportive, like ‘Oh my god!’
On crediting Franco with teaching her to slow down and take her time picking roles:
“He has amazing taste and is one of the most patient people I know. It’s nice to get to a place where you’re like, ‘I know my worth and what kind of projects I really want to do, and it’s worth fighting for the really good ones.’ Because my instinct has always been much more of a frantic workaholic, where I’m like ‘I always want to be working! I’ll take any job!’”
On watching Wonder Woman with Franco:
“My mindset was, I want to support female directors and superheroes, and this [film] is very important for our feminist cause right now. I totally [cried]. I left the theater wielding a fake sword and jumping around, stabbing my husband, like ‘You have to DIE! Because of…love.'”
On loving Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt but having to watch episodes twice because she’s usually stoned the first time:
“I always think, ‘I should be stoned to watch Kimmy Schmidt,’ but I always enjoy it more when I’m sober because the jokes are so fast. When I’m stoned I’m like ‘WHAT’S HAPPENING?'”
Thanks to Marie Claire for allowing me to excerpt this portion of the article. You can find the entire article on MarieClaire.com
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