In a league of her own: D’Arcy Carden shares her ‘very un-Hollywood’ manner with Abbi Jacobson

D’Arcy Carden has revealed how she got her role in new series “very un-Hollywood”. A league of its own.

The 42-year-old actor plays professional baseball player Greta in Amazon Prime’s comedy-drama reimagining of Penny Marshall’s 1992 cult-classic of the same name.

Created by broad city‘s Abbi Jacobson and William Graham (Mozart in the Jungle), the eight-episode show premiered today (August 12).

In a new interview with diversity, Carden shared how she landed the role as a romantic interest in Jacobson’s character, Carson Shaw.

“I got a call from Abbi one night – if you get a late-night call from Abbi, you just have to answer.” barry explained actor Carden. Jacobson informed Carden that there was an opening for her and sent him the script for the pilot.

“I remember saying to my husband, ‘Me to have in order to do this. I can’t do that without me.’ I immediately told her, ‘I’m so into it,'” Carden said.

She recalled finding a baseball glove the next day, which Jacobson left outside her door to seal the deal.

Melanie Field, Abbi Jacobson and D’Arcy Carden on “A League of Their Own”

(Nicola Goode/Prime video)

“It was very un-Hollywood. Usually your representatives and agents deal shit,” Carden said. “It was just two friends saying, ‘I love you. Let’s work together.'”

The couple have been friends for 15 years and first met at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade improv and comedy theater in New York City.

Carden also starred as fitness instructor Gemma on Jacobson and Ilana Glazer’s seminal five-season sitcom broad city.

“I think everyone who spends time with D’Arcy falls in love with her a little bit,” Jacobson said in a recent interview with Carden The Independent.

A league of its own can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video. In a league of her own: D’Arcy Carden shares her ‘very un-Hollywood’ manner with Abbi Jacobson


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