Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland talked with the Los Angeles Times to discuss everything ‘Russian Doll‘. From where the idea started, to the development of the show and the positive ending. They also did a photoshoot together, which you can check out in our gallery. Read the full interview below!
On the sunny terrace of the 13th floor of the Netflix building in Hollywood, “Russian Doll” star Natasha Lyonne posed for pictures with creative partners Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland far from the lower Manhattan environs of their stuck-in-a-time-loop breakout show. The eight-episode comedy casts Lyonne as wisecracking New York City video game software designer Nadia Vulvokov, forced to die and re-live the night of her birthday party over and over until she solves the mysteries of her existence.
Profane, brusque, witty and occasionally mournful, Lyonne’s Nadia tangles with sardonic friends, confused lovers and Lower East Side street life in a scrappy quest that met near-unanimous acclaim upon its streaming debut in February.
Fresh off her Emmy-nominated performance in “Orange Is the New Black,” Lyonne created “Russian Doll” with Poehler of “Parks and Recreation” fame and writer-director Headland, who bonded with the actress during the making of their 2016 sex comedy “Sleeping With Other People.” Setting aside their iced coffees, Lyonne, Poehler and Headland settled into a cafeteria banquette and pulled apart the multilayered “Russian Doll” origins story.