It’s onerous to think about how Jane Krakowski may one-up her Schmigadoon! season 1 mega musical quantity, throughout which she belted atop a transferring automobile, as she’s suppose to be driving it. Within the upcoming season two of the Apple TV+ series, the 30 Rock star has some new tips up her sleeve — actually. This season, Jane steps into the footwear of Bobby Flanagan, creator Cinco Paul’s tackle Chicago‘s crooked lawyer Billy Flynn, and her musical quantity consists of some severe expertise. “Nicely, Cinco had initially written that she is available in on a trapeze from the ceiling, and I used to be like, ‘Sure!’ as a result of I like that form of stuff. I like any of that physicality and positively attending to study one thing new,” Jane defined in an EXCLUSIVE interview with HollywoodLife.com. “I had by no means performed trapeze, so I requested if I may keep on the trapeze and do just a few extra tips in the course of the quantity. And so they mentioned, ‘Should you can study some, we’ll movie it.’”
Jane went on to disclose she went to a trapeze faculty in Vancouver, the place Schmigadoon! season 2 was being filmed. “I attempted to study as a lot as I may underneath the COVID restrictions and put in no matter tips we may obtain,” she mentioned. “They have been so great to adapt the ceiling and the set so we may fly all by the courtroom!” She gushed, “Gosh, I like that stuff. It’s my favourite. I used to be in hog heaven there.”
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star isn’t any stranger to Broadway or the stage and admitted that the musicals of the ’60s and ’70s, which season 2 parodies, are a few of her favorites. “We’re undoubtedly within the many years of the sexier, darker, edgier musicals. These are the musicals I grew up seeing and love. So, I couldn’t be extra thrilled that we’re now in these many years,” she informed HL. “I used to be simply so thrilled to see what Cinco had written for me and the presents of a hilarious character and a really showy quantity. So, I used to be very grateful.”
For all of the Broadway followers on the market, whereas Jane’s Bobby actually takes from Chicago, there are additionally different musical references concerned within the character from the likes of A Refrain Line and Firm. “I like that her title is Bobby, which is clearly a reference to the most recent Firm revival, the place the character of Bobby was performed by a lady. Then, there’s musical references to ‘Tits and Ass’ from Refrain Line in my musical quantity,” Jane recalled. “After which in fact, once more, from Firm, there’s the entire ‘not getting married’ part of my musical quantity, the place Bobby will get to do her summation within the courtroom. So, all of our characters are an amalgamation of musical theater characters from these twenty years!”
Schmigadoon! season two’s first two episodes drop on Apple TV+ April fifth.