‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Will Introduce Kimmy’s Mother Next Season
Not a whole lot is known about the second season of Tina Fey’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt yet, but according to THR there’s one big character we can look forward to meeting soon: Kimmy’s mother. Speaking to THR, Ellie Kemper revealed that Kimmy’s mother will show up in season 2, but they’re keeping the actress portraying her under wraps for now:
“What I know about her is that she wore short skirts and maybe wasn’t the most attentive mother, so it might be a sad revelation who the mother was. [Kimmy] didn’t really have a family to go back to, so I’m interested to know who that mom will be. I have a feeling whatever sadness is there will be dealt with a humorous way … Joan Cusack played my mom in the series finale of The Office, which was amazing. That was great casting. I’m not going to name any other woman because what if a woman gets insulted that I said they could play my mom? So I’ll just name my mom: Dotty Kemper.”
THR also spoke with Unbreakable executive producer Jack Burditt, who opened up about adjusting to the binge-friendliness of Netflix, his interest in developing the characters of Titus and Lillian further in season 2, and how hard it is to keep guest stars under wraps. Read the rest over at THR.