In a career spanning more than a decade, actress Alison Brie has worked on an impressive number of memorable shows, from Hannah Montana to Mad Men and Community. Yet, Brie revealed in an interview hat her lead role in Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch's comedy-drama series GLOW is her most favorite job that she has ever done, mainly thanks to the feeling of camaraderie and compassion that was present on sets.
"Liz and Carly, gosh, I just adore those women. I would say Liz and Carly bring so much compassion to everything they do, and it certainly did feel different having that female energy, having two women who were really in tune with every character and really wanted to talk to the actors about how they were feeling about everything."
GLOW is a fictional retelling of the events that led to the creation of 1986's GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling show. Brie played the lead role of Ruth, a struggling actress who finds a new way to reach an audience when she becomes part of a group of amateur female wrestlers. Across the span of three seasons, audiences followed Ruth and her colleagues on their journey from late-night television, to live wrestling matches, to putting on a show in Las Vegas. Amidst all the twists and turns in the narrative, Brie states that the creative atmosphere surrounding GLOW was never less than exemplary.
"We deal with a lot of tricky subject matters on GLOW in terms of very racists wrestling characters and personas in the ring and also things like women in the workplace and abortion, a lot of themes of varying heaviness that we were dealing with. Even in terms of the nudity on the show, they always would meet with women or at least phone call beforehand to give you the context of what the nudity was gonna be in the scene. I've never seen it done like that. I've never experienced people who were so attentive and in touch with the entire cast in that way, which was really lovely."
Unfortunately, despite having garnered a loyal fan base, GLOW was canceled by Netflix after three seasons. Ever since news of the cancellation broke, fans and members of the cast of the show alike have been clamoring for a GLOW movie to wrap up the various story threads that were left hanging at the end of Season 3. In a previous interview, Brie had voiced her support for a spinoff movie being made someday, even though she appeared quite pessimistic with regards to whether the project would actually get greenlit.
"I think a movie would be a great way to wrap it up. I'm a little pessimistic about it actually happening just in light of everything that's gone on this year and how difficult it is to get anything back into production, and I'm also part of the 'Community' cast, who's been trying to get a movie going for six years, so what I'm saying is don't hold your breath because if it does happen, it might take a minute."