Alison Brie says new anthology series Roar is unlike anything she’s ever worked on or seen before.
The GLOW star said the show allowed her to work across genres in her own episode.
Roar is an anthology series of eight standalone “darkly funny feminist fables” that depict universal female struggles through extraordinary scenarios.
“[The Woman Who Solved Her Own Murder] is about a woman who was murdered and is now a ghost. She basically accompanies the detectives as they try to solve her murder, but ultimately she has to take matters into her own hands.” – @alisonbrie in her episode of #Roar pic.twitter.com/lxDczHIKfs
— Apple TV+ (@AppleTVPlus) April 15, 2022
In the series, based on the book by Cecelia Ahern, women eat photographs, date ducks, and live on shelves like trophies.
The all-star cast includes Nicole Kidman, Alison Brie, Cynthia Erivo, Issa Rae and Merritt Wever.
“Tonally, this show is unlike anything I’ve worked on or seen before, really,” Brie said during an Apple TV press conference.
“Because of the anthology nature of the show, it gets shown in a lot of different places, which is really cool.
“Even in every episode…I felt like I was working in a few different genres, even in my one episode, and really being able to show a range of emotions and feelings…and with comedy, drama and horror and all those different elements too.” work has a deeper meaning still at play.”
Brie stars in an episode titled “The Woman Who Solved Her Own Murder,” which offers a comic twist on the male detective genre as it is told through the eyes of the female murder victim.
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Series writer Liz Flahive said everyone on the production team was “so willing” to try new things in the show’s production, including feeding fake photos to Nicole Kidman for an episode.
“(The photos) were made out of marzipan and rice paper,” she said.
“The rice paper was better, but it made a crunching noise that we had to take out at the post office.
“She had to put so many in her mouth.
“It was one of those things when she did it and we had the photos printed on the rice paper, then the ink started bleeding on her tongue so we had to stop and wipe it off.
“There were all these things, but we had never done that before.
“When have you ever printed a photo on rice paper and asked an award-winning actress to keep shoving it in her mouth?
“Everyone was so wild.”
Roar is available to stream on Apple TV.
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