Alison Brie on the Possibility of a ‘GLOW’ Movie: ‘Don’t Hold Your Breath’

by Jeremy Spirogis
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GLOW is among the many exhibits to get canceled by Netflix this yr. The streaming platform shockingly canceled the favored sequence in October. It had already filmed the primary two episodes of season Four earlier than the coronavirus pandemic halted manufacturing.

In the time for the reason that stunning cancellation, followers and solid members alike have rallied to persuade Netflix to inexperienced mild a GLOW film. A fan-made petition circulated on-line, and star Marc Maron even pitched a movie conclusion on Instagram Live. But what does star Alison Brie consider the potential of a GLOW film?

Alison Brie at a 'GLOW' event
Alison Brie at a ‘GLOW’ occasion | Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

‘GLOW’ received canceled in October

The ’80s wrestling sequence was a bastion of robust roles for girls on TV. It advised the story of struggling actress Ruth (performed by Brie) whose profession and confidence adjustments ceaselessly when she joins an all-female wrestling present, Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, aka GLOW.

The sequence additionally starred Betty Gilpin, Sydelle Noel, Kia Stevens, Sunita Mani, Britney Young, Kate Nash, Gayle Rankin, and extra because the solid of the wrestling present, and was heralded as one of many few exhibits on TV boasting so many nuanced feminine characters.

Brie mentioned in an interview with Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live! on Nov. 19 that the physicality of the present made her fearful the delay in filming would develop into indefinite. She was sadly appropriate, and the solid was knowledgeable of the cancelation two days earlier than it was introduced.

“We all in the cast heard on Friday night,” the Mad Men alum mentioned. “And then the news broke on Monday. Which was good. Because we sort of had the weekend to connect as a cast. We all hopped on a Zoom together.”

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Alison Brie says a ‘GLOW’ film ‘might take a minute’

In his Oct. 6 Instagram Live, Maron campaigned for Netflix to inexperienced mild a greater conclusion for the sequence, noting that season Four was already deliberate out.

“I think what they should do is… let us make a movie,” he mentioned. “I mean, let us wrap it up in a two-hour Netflix movie. They had the whole season laid out. We know where it’s gonna go. Why don’t you give the showrunners and the writers and the cast the opportunity to finish the story in a movie?”

It’s a good suggestion, particularly given how beloved the present is by followers. For her half, Brie loves the concept of a film, however she warned that it will take a very long time to get made if accredited.

“I certainly think a movie could tie everything up,” she mentioned in an interview for the upcoming episode of The Playlist‘s The Fourth Wall podcast. “I’m just a little pessimistic about it truly occurring simply in mild of every part that’s gone on this yr and the way tough it’s to get something again into manufacturing with COVID. And I’m additionally a part of the Community solid, who’s been making an attempt to get a film going for six years, so what I’m saying is don’t maintain your breath as a result of if it does occur, it would take a minute.”

Whatever the long run has in retailer for GLOW, Brie is happy with what the workforce created.

“I’m going to miss playing with those incredible women and Marc Maron and Chris Lowell,” she mentioned. “But you know, we’re so lucky. We’re lucky that we got to make three, to me, perfect seasons of a show. I love it so much and it will live on Netflix forever. So people can still check it out.”

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