Does it feel any differently coming into season two, when you’re a successful, critically admired show, rather than season one, when you were an unknown remake?
It’s really fun doing press, doing interviews, and talking to people when they’re familiar with the show, especially when they’re fans of the show. In general, when speaking with anyone who’s familiar with “Wilfred,” it’s a really fun feeling because I’ve loved the show since the beginning and to share that feeling with people, it’s always fun. But shooting the second season felt different. We all have a lot more fun on the set. We all know people who enjoyed the show, so it was just a different feeling. You’re curious if people are going to get the show and react to it the same way you do, and now that we know there are people who love the show, it’s more exciting.
Are you more comfortable on set with one another, too?
Yeah, definitely. Even last season, we had a really fun set; it’s been my favorite show to work on. We’re kind of like a family, we all get along really well. But this season, it felt like a reunion because we had the same crew. It was so much fun to get together again.
Coming into the season, did you know what was going to happen to your character?
Sort of. The showrunner [David Zuckerman] would tell us what our overall arc was going to be. We shoot differently than a lot of other shows. We do block shooting, which means we’ll shoot out of order and on location. So, we kind of have an idea where our characters are going, but we don’t have all the scripts. Especially this season, Jenna, she has a lot going on for her, a lot of challenges, which is great.
Were you always interested in acting in comedies?
It’s funny, when I first started acting, I wanted to do dramas. I wanted to be a dramatic ACT-TRESS. But I kept booking comedies and had a lot of fun with it, so I’ve focused my energy on comedy.