The Hollywood Reporter’s Rep Sheet rounds up the week in representation news.
GLOW‘s Betty Gilpin has signed with Anonymous Content for management. The actress plays Alison Brie’s rival Debbie “Liberty Belle” Eagan on the SAG-nominated comedy, which Netflix has renewed for a second season.
On Sunday, Betty attended the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles (January 21).
Public Appearances > Appearances from 2018 > January 21: 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards – Inside
Public Appearances > Appearances from 2018 > January 21: People and EIF’s Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Gala
Public Appearances > Appearances from 2018 > January 21: Netflix Hosts SAG After Party
On Saturday (January 13), Betty attended the Los Angeles Confidential “Awards Issue” celebration to support her GLOW co-star Alison Brie!
On Thursday, Betty attended the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards held at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California (January 11).
Public Appearances > Appearances from 2018 > January 11: 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards – Show
I’ve added photos of Betty attending the 21st Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California (November 5). Thanks to Sara!
Exciting news Betty fans! GLOW has been renewed by Netflix for a second season.
‘GLOW’: Netflix Renews Women’s Wrestling Comedy For Season 2
Netflix has another keeper from Jenji Kohan on its hands. The Internet network has renewed new 1980s wrestling comedy GLOW for a 10-episode second season.
Kohan, who is behind one of Netflix’s signature series, Orange Is the New Black, executive produces GLOW, created/executive produced by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch.
Like Orange Is the New Black, GLOW, inspired by the short-lived but beloved show from the ’80s, has been a critical and pop culture hit. Set in 1985 Los Angeles, it follows Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), a struggling out-of-work actress as she auditions for, trains and eventually makes TV’s first women’s wrestling show.
Flahive and Mensch, who serve as showrunners, executive produce with Kohan and Tara Herrmann.
GLOW is the fourth Netflix comedy to debut in 2017 and get a second-season renewal. It joins One Day at a Time, Santa Clarita Diet and Dear White People. One 2017 Netflix comedy has been canceled, Girlboss.
On this week’s podcast, the actress Betty Gilpin reads “A Lost Child, but Not Mine,” about a woman who imagines the course her life might have taken had she chosen to see her pregnancy to term.
Kassi Underwood, the writer, expanded her essay into the memoir “May Cause Love.” Follow her on Twitter.
Ms. Gilpin stars in the Netflix series “GLOW,” about the outsiders who get cast in a women’s wrestling show. You can find her on Twitter.
Today (July 21) Betty is celebrating her birthday. Admiring Betty Gilpin would like to wish a Happy Birthday to Betty!
Recently, W Magazine interviewed Betty along with her GLOW co-star, Alison Brie. There’s also a stunning new photoshoot featured in the interview! Check it out below.
In reimagining the familiar tropes of summer blockbusters—namely, D.C. superheroes and glamorous secret agents—Wonder Woman and the forthcoming Atomic Blonde seem intent on reminding audiences of the appeal of strong, powerful, and intelligent women. On a smaller scale, GLOW, the new hit series on Netflix, is accomplishing this same feat through a rather unexpected lens: professional wrestling. Inspired by the 80’s female pro-wrestling show Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, GLOW, created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch and co-produced by Jenji Kohan (Orange Is the New Black), follows a group of women with no previous experience who sign on to wrestle each other in a live TV show. Buoyed by their newfound physical skills and wrestling alter egos, they unlock untapped reservoirs within themselves and form bonds with their unlikely co-stars.
Emerging from this series as the ultimate platonic power couple are the actresses Alison Brie and Betty Gilpin, who play best-friends-turned-wrestling nemeses Ruth and Debbie, respectively. A struggling actress with a predilection for Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams, Ruth stumbles into the GLOW ring only to find herself pitted against her best friend Debbie, a soap star and new mother, whom she has betrayed in the series’s pilot.
Here, Brie, of Community and Mad Men fame and Gilpin, known for her work on Nurse Jackie and Masters of Sex, discuss body slamming, leotards, and body awareness (warning: there are spoilers for those who haven’t made it past episode 8).