Tina Fey has done it again. The SNL alum and 30 Rock star has created yet another hilarious sitcom–this time for Netflix. Starring Ellie Kemper from The Office and Bridesmaids fame, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is about a 20-something woman who escaped a cult to start over in New York City.
“She’s just delightful,” Fey said in an interview with People magazine. “She is so intelligent and energetic and adorable.”
“I think she is so likable and warm and skilled that I hope people really enjoy watching her,” Tina Fey adds.
Ellie Kemper is just as excited about Tina Fey as Fey is about her. She calls her role in The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt a ‘dream come true.’
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“I was very excited,” Kemper says of meeting Fey for the first time. “She’s Tina Fey!”
Ellie Kemper works with a rat on The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Does she harbor any grudges toward Tina Fey for having a rat as a co-star?
“It was a showbiz rat, so it was calm,” Kemper explains. “It almost felt like a small kitten so it felt doable.”
Tina Fey created Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt with another 30 Rock alum–Robert Carlock. That combination of talents–along with actors like Alec Baldwin, Jane Krakowski, Tracy Morgan, and Jack McBrayer–made for a hit sitcom that ran for seven seasons.
Has Tina Fey found the same with Ellie Kemper (Jane Krakowski stars in the Netflix series, too) in The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt?