Nasim Pedrad stood out among fellow Saturday Night Live players for her spot-on impressions, especially her recurring/accurate Kim Kardashian. In an interview with Conan O’Brien, where Pedrad stopped by to promote her new role on Mulaney, Pedrad revealed that there was always one impression she push
Actors Allison Janney, Janel Moloney, and Melissa Fitzgerald (currently Senior Director, Justice For Vets) are reuniting to emcee a red carpet event at the Warner Theatre Sunday, September 14th at 7 pm hosted by JusticeAid, benefitting Justice For Vets. The Media is invited to this electrifying evening of jazz and blues performed by surprise Grammy nominated artists. 100% of the ticket proceeds benefit Justice For Vets, leaders of the Veterans Treatment Court movement.
“Dan Goor & Mike Schur didn’t set out with an agenda when casting the show. They knew they wanted it to look like a Brooklyn precinct, but mostly they just wanted to cast actors they felt fit the roles best. Rosa was originally called Megan in the pilot, but Stephanie was the best girl for the character so they made the character Latina regardless of the fact that they had already casted me and made Amy latina. I’m so proud to be on such a diverse show, but I’m also proud that our producers just cast people they liked regardless of what they looked like. It is groundbreaking, but to our producers they just shrug their shoulders and say “These are the people we wanted.” And I get emotional every time I hear them say that.”—Melissa Fumero (x)
BAYLISS:Frank. My cousin would never consciously kill anyone.
PEMBLETON:I don’t think it was premeditated, Tim! I think it was inherent. Your cousin’s racism is so deep, so much a part of him, that he didn’t get a chance to think about what he was doing. Jim is worse than a Klansman, because at least in their white sheets they’re recognizable, but your cousin’s brand of bigotry is much more frightening because, like still waters, it runs deep. He doesn’t even see it himself.
BAYLISS:You’re wrong. You’re dead wrong.
PEMBLETON:The only one dead wrong is Hikmet Gersel. Did you see what happened after the verdict was announced?
PEMBLETON:They applauded. Those law-abiding citizens, those good-hearted people, they applauded the death of a child. Let me ask you a question, Tim, and then you tell me if it was racially motivated or not. If that kid had been American, if that kid had been white, do you think anyone woulda cheered?