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Ellie Kemper Describes Kimmy Schmidt As a Serious Drama, and Oh Man, She’s Right; We Were All So Naive

Have we been missing the Lake Superior of sadness that lurks behind Ellie Kemper’s Cabbage Patch Kid smile? Have we been calling Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt a comedy, when all this time it’s been a serious drama? That’s what Kemper thinks, because she’s decided it’s high time we took the show more seriously — and, you know, gave her a few acting awards. Brie Larson won an Oscar for doing nearly the same abducted-by-an-evil-man act in Room. Nudge. Nudge.

Ellie Kemper Wants You to Take Kimmy Seriously