Talking to Heléne Yorke really doesn’t feel like an interview. Of course, on Friday afternoon on Zoom we’re mostly focused on the the other two , the underrated criminals Max She stars in a comedy, but there’s enough banter about life and mom stuff that quickly degenerates into small talk. She’s funny and approachable, which certainly doesn’t hurt her on-screen presence.
Half nominalTwo , Brooke Dubek, a former professional dancer, is finding her purpose and examining her identity after her youngest brother’s overnight success. At this point in the series’ third season, she’s managing Chase Dreams (Case Walker) and her mother-turned-media mogul Pat Dubek (Molly Shannon) career after taking a break from the industry as the pandemic made her feel guilty about not being a professional do-gooder, and middle child Carey (Drew Tarver) is on the rise as an actress, But his personal life was abysmal.
“We live in a time where everything we do is not about us, it’s about other people, based on this very public way we all participate in the world ,'” York told The Hollywood Reporter that her character’s experience mirrors our current reality. “Like, ‘I see what other people are doing, so what I’m doing is wrong and bad.’ It’s like a constant feedback loop.”
Sure, there were moments this season that would make anyone question the path they’re on. She was tasked with driving a production truck across the country to snap photos of her brother’s manicured armpits so that Rolling Stone could properly celebrate his coming of age, with two trips to Space Dating The Insufferable Billionaire, Ben Platt Nearly Gets Chloroform Stopping Him In Her A Undeniable in the latest episode A good night’s performance during the TV show.
Episode 8, aired in June , a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show, full of sharp sarcasm
is well known. Brooke is producing an eight hour TV event to raise $450 Mental Health Awareness for Millions – ChaseDreams is backing the cause to restore his image – including “performance by sometimes anxious singer” and “Parkland survivor’s Powerful Speech [insert name of Parkland survivor we can get]. Parkland placeholder text became a recurring joke, but with the decision to cancel the already announced $ compared to the homophobic CEO, this is a minor accident If Platt performs, $1 million will be donated, which results in an oiled, shirtless busker (Ken Marino) being sexually harassed on Broadway by a star trying to distract him and barely avoiding chloroform.
“Sometimes people want to call Brooke a mess, or put the character in a box like that, and I’m like, ‘do you in Are you together? ’” York said. “We all kind of sucked. “
While her decisions and intentions have sometimes been questioned, she has been the driving force behind the family to make the most of their success.
Let’s see what happens,” York said. “I’ve always described her as someone who’s willing to dive into an empty swimming pool and say, ‘When I get in, I’m going to touch the water,’ and be so confident about it. I really love that character.”
Greg Andris /HBO MAX Besides being able to do something impressive Beyond Deep Mental Gymnastics – “I have an extraordinary ability to see a situation and act upon it from 450 in a different direction” – Yorke says she has the same innate optimism as her character. “Reality is so devastating sometimes,” she said. “My ability to continue to put one foot in front of the other no matter how scary it was, I think I got that because I was an actor, I moved to the city, I worked hard, but A lot of things didn’t work out for me. I just kept going.” Yorke was born in Vancouver but grew up in Los Angeles, graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in musical theater, and has been Whether it’s on TV (Masters of Sex,The Good Fight) or on stage (Bullets Over Broadway, American Psycho ). Jump to from Comedy created by SNL
Besides being able to do something impressive Beyond Deep Mental Gymnastics – “I have an extraordinary ability to see a situation and act upon it from 450 in a different direction” – Yorke says she has the same innate optimism as her character. “Reality is so devastating sometimes,” she said. “My ability to continue to put one foot in front of the other no matter how scary it was, I think I got that because I was an actor, I moved to the city, I worked hard, but A lot of things didn’t work out for me. I just kept going.”
Yorke was born in Vancouver but grew up in Los Angeles, graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in musical theater, and has been Whether it’s on TV (Masters of Sex,The Good Fight) or on stage (Bullets Over Broadway, American Psycho ).
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“I remember thinking, ‘What am I doing here? This is a comedy show. I’m a drama kid,'” recalls Yorke. “It felt like we were working on a secret, something we knew people would like, and it was really fun. That’s what I remember from the beginning, like, ‘Damn, these guys are cool, I’m with them Hanging out. It’s like I’m finally on the right side of the playground, or something. It’s the best.”
Over four years since the series premiered In time, a global pandemic shifted from Comedy Central to what is now known as Max and the York’s son Hugo was born. But despite the changes, production delays and jumps in screen time, she said getting back into character was easy.
“The writing is excellent and the ones they wrote us are also beautiful, if they change size with you so often it’s like wearing your favorite pants,” Yorke said. “It was also filmed on purpose. We were pretty crazy about how we timed it based on the way the camera moved, because the jokes were everywhere. I was so annoyed at my husband because he would laugh at Drew and he would miss my jokes. “
Fans caught them and Yorke found herself in more than one memetic gif – like the one below, which she actually used in the conversation . “I send myself to people, yeah,” she laughs. “And I use my own stickers on Instagram.”
“It’s fun to see something that resonates with people,” she says. “People make memes and stuff like that, and I love seeing stuff that people capture because you think, ‘Oh, this is happening so fast, are people going to capture it?’ It’s hard because you’re far from It’s too close.”
Brooke’s arc in Season 3 was largely centered on self-improvement, which mostly manifested itself in surface-level changes as she struggled to act like her on-and-off Lance(Josh Segarra) when the lover was “good” like that 1235401732, now it is a nurse.
Get over this guy? ’” Yorke explained. “I think you’re watching a season of someone who catches and keeps thinking she’s getting closer to something but always keeps moving away. ’
It’s easy to side with him and think, “The poor guy has to put up with this girl,” she said. “But, in any relationship, you It’s basically asking people to like the bad things about you. He did it. I think it’s her person. If you want to be with someone forever, you have to find someone who doesn’t mind the shitty things about you, and vice versa. That is a lasting relationship. nobody is perfect. ”