After receiving the surprising news that Season 4 would be their last, the cast of Netflix series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” agrees that while they’re satisfied with the show’s ending, they’re not ready to say goodbye to each other just yet.
“I have loved watching Kimmy grow and I think that she has done so very gracefully,” Ellie Kemper, who plays the show’s title character, told Page Six at The Paley Center for Media on Thursday. “The end of the series, I think, wraps her journey for now very beautifully.”
Kemper’s co-stars said they have Kimmy to thank for their own characters’ growth.
“I think the characters were all quite separate when we started the show,” Jane Krasinski (Jacqueline White) told us at the event. “Kimmy was our only link to each other, really. I mean, I don’t even think I knew Tituss [Burgess’] character’s name until Season 3. I called him, like, Trinkus and many different names but never the right name until Season 3.”
She added, her eyes tearing up, “But I think what you get from the show is how much we love each other in real life and how much the characters love each other.”
Burgess said his character, Titus Andromedon, also changed dramatically for the better.
“This sounds like a very small thing, but for Titus to even have one iota of a second where he considers someone else’s feelings before his own, that is herculean,” Burgess said.
Carol Kane added, “[Lillian, Kane’s character] has gotten richer and richer. Definitely, I feel the last season is the richest maybe for all of us.”
Despite the shock that there wouldn’t be another season, Robert Carlock, co-executive producer along with Tina Fey, said, “In the streaming world, doing 52 episodes, that’s the new 100 of the old model and we’re just very grateful that we got to tell all those stories and we will definitely miss these characters and we’ll see what’s next.”
Although there are rumors of a movie based on the show, for now, the actors look forward to seeing each other outside of work.
“Why is working on a set different from working in an office or in a corporate setting?” Kemper wondered. “I think it’s because you are doing work that requires you to be emotional and you are spending so much time together so thank goodness that I got to work with these people because they’re all kind people … who are actually my friends.”
She added, “I mean a paycheck is nice, so I hope we’re working together [in the future], but I’ll do it for free too.”
The final six episodes of Season 4 are available to stream on Netflix on Jan. 25.
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