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2 items from 2015

Kimmy Schmidt's Jane Krakowski Celebrates Emmy Nod, Teases 'Fun' Season 2 Storyline With Carol Kane

16 July 2015 2:24 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

While Jane Krakowski is “over the moon” after scoring a Supporting Actress Emmy nomination for her role as Jacqueline Voorhees in Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, she knows there’s one person who won’t be sending her a congratulatory bouquet of dogs.

“Where is Mimi Kanasis?” she asks TVLine of her character’s arch frenemy (played by Amy Sedaris), before dreaming up this perfect headline: “Mimi Kanasis Found Dead from Shock on Jacqueline Voorhees’ Marble Kitchen Countertop.”

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“Honestly, we have such an incredible cast and crew,” she adds. »

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The Unraceable 'Kimmy Schmidt': Does Tina Fey's New Show Have a Race Problem?

20 March 2015 9:40 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Tiny Fey isn't a creator you naturally associate with provocation — a Shonda Rhimes, a Lena Dunham, heck, a Lars Von Trier. But "Unbreakable Kimmy Schidmt," the 13-episode series she created with Robert Carlock for Netflix, has been slapped with a scarlet P for "problematic," especially for its treatment of race. On Vulture, Libby Hill took issue with the "Kimmy Schmidt" subplot involving Jane Krakowski's Jacqueline, a stressed-out Manhattan trophy wife who it's eventually revealed is Lakota, a refugee from a Native American reservation who's been passing for white for decades. Jacqueline's parents are played by Native actors Gil Birmingham and Sheri Foster and, within the context of "Kimmy's" generally farcical tone, the show works to ground the character in something resembling respect for Lakota culture. But for Vulture's Libby Hill, that doesn't offset an initial decision that seems arbitrary and ill thought-out: Carlock positions the...


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