D’Arcy Carden has a cameo in the new Amazon Prime movie The People We Hate at the Wedding.
“The People We Hate at the Wedding” gave fans a surprise mini-reunion of “The Good Place,” with the unexpected appearance of D’Arcy Carden in the Kristen Bell-starring comedy. But according to Bell, there was no one else she’d have wanted for the moment.
It happens fairly early in the movie, now streaming on Prime Video, and quite suddenly. In the scene, Alice (Bell) is leaving a sultry note for her boss/lover. She’s hoping to leave the panties she’s wearing with the note but as she goes to take them off, a cleaning woman appears to water the boss’ plants. That woman, of course, is none other than D’Arcy Carden. And she’s not phased by what’s happening at all. In fact, she just wants to help.
She jokes that the problem Alice is facing is that she accidentally only put one leg through the underwear when she put them on, instead of both. All in all, it’s a hilarious encounter as the two women work together to get Bell’s underwear back on securely, and one that fans are delighting in. Plus, it was a “Good Place” reunion in more ways than one.
“I mean, she’s one of my favorite people. She’s one of my dearest friends,” Bell told TheWrap. “We have a very close relationship and Claire Scanlon, our delicious director, had directed us both on ‘The Good Place,’ and so we all knew each other. And when that scene came up, Claire texted me, ‘What do you think about D’Arcy?’ And I think I responded with the word ‘duh.’”
And if you suspected that the scene was largely improvised by the two actresses, you’d be right. Bell confirmed that “a lot of it” was indeed coming off the cuff from her and Carden.
“It just made so much sense. There is no one that I’d rather have help me put my underwear back on than D’Arcy Carden,” Bell added.
Source: Yahoo News
D’Arcy Carden will compete in the holiday special “The Great American Baking Show: Celebrity Holiday”! The special will premiere on December 2, 2022 on The Roku Channel.
The official trailer for Shotgun Wedding is now online! The movie will be out on Prime Video on January 27, 2023. Check it out via YouTube below.
D’Arcy Carden is set to appear in an episode of the show Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show. The show will premiere on Apple TV+ on Friday, October 7th – check out the trailer below!
Jack is one of Clover Grove’s most thoughtful and caring residents, greeting everyone with kindness and humor. His ability to spread compassion, creativity and imagination inspires everyone in town to do the same. A new season of kindness creates more incredible change. “Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show” is co-created and executive produced by Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock,” “Phineas and Ferb,” “Wreck-It Ralph” franchise) and Angela C. Santomero (“Blue’s Clues,” “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood”).
Season two brings countless renowned guest stars to Clover Grove including Tony Hale (“The Mysterious Benedict Society”), Gillian Jacobs (“Community”), Joe Lo Truglio (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Stephanie Beatriz (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), D’Arcy Carden (“A League of Their Own”), Kristen Schaal (“What We Do in the Shadows”), Beth Dover (“Orange Is the New Black”), Kumail Nanjiani (“The Big Sick”), Emily V. Gordon (“Little America”) and music from American rock band, OK Go.
While The Good Place fans will recognize D’Arcy Carden as the always-upbeat, decidedly nonhuman personal assistant Janet, the actor has taken on some exciting new roles in recent years, including a recurring gig as aspiring actress Natalie Greer on Barry and a stint as Greta Gill, 1940s-era professional baseball player and iconic lipstick lesbian, on Amazon’s new reboot of A League of Their Own.
Carden is a particularly bright spot in the latter show, which has many LGBTQ+ viewers whipped into a frenzy over whether Greta and Carson Shaw—a character played by Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson—will make it. (You’ll have to watch the first season to see how that one plays out.)
Vogue recently spoke to Carden about enjoying the success of A League of Their Own, being recognized as Janet at airports, and a recent rowdy night out with the League cast at a baseball-themed bar in Los Angeles. Read the full interview below.
Vogue: First off, how are you feeling about the near-universal acclaim for A League of Their Own?
D’Arcy Carden: I’m feeling very warm. It’s such a nice reception. I don’t know anything about numbers, and I don’t really read reviews, so it’s not even an industry thing so much as just individual people, I guess. It feels like it’s kind of hitting a sweet spot with people, and that just feels so nice.
Were you a fan of Penny Marshall’s original A League of Their Own?
Yeah, totally. Huge fan of the original movie. I saw it in the movie theater with my family and was sort of blown away. I was going to say “gobsmacked,” but then I realized I’ve never said that word. [Laughs.] I was a sporty little kid, and seeing a movie with a bunch of grimy, dirty, beautiful women playing sports…my brain exploded. It really had a big impact on me, and then fast-forward years and years, and Abbi Jacobson and I, who have been friends for over a decade…I knew that she was going to make this show since around 2017, when I was working on The Good Place. There was never any talk of me being a part of it; I just knew deep down in my soul, “God, if all the stars aligned, that would be amazing.” And then everything just lined up. I really, really loved the pilot right away. I was like, “Yep, yep, yep. Absolutely.”
Was the show as fun to make as it is to watch?
We all really fell in love quickly and hard. Before we ever stepped foot on a set, or even did a table read or anything, we were playing baseball for months, and getting sweaty and dirty and watching each other improve in this sport. It really bonded us. I had totally forgotten about this thing that happened, where we had a wrap party, and then after the wrap party, a lot of us went out to a second bar to go dancing. We were all drinking a little bit, and I remember this guy sort of, I don’t know, did something weird? Like, he tried to flip up my skirt or something, and Roberta Colindrez and the rest of the actors went into action. It was a little bit like a baseball team fighting, and I remember being like, “Man, we’ve only shot a pilot together. We shouldn’t be this close. We shouldn’t be ready to kill for each other.” [Laughs.]
That makes me think of something. Have you ever been to the Short Stop, the bar by Dodger Stadium? It feels very A League of Their Own to me.
Oh my God, that’s where we were!
That is wild and extremely random. Speaking of the League cast, have you seen your castmate Kate Berlant’s one-woman show yet?
I’ve seen it in New York. She’s just, like, so beyond brilliant. The fun thing about having a friend like Kate Berlant is getting to be friends with a literal genius. It’s so insane. I get so overwhelmed. Like, I can’t believe you love me. How am I so lucky that, like, you even know my name? She’s a true, singular, brilliant mind and comedian and actor, and I just adore her. Getting to be an actor can be like the feeling that you had when you were a kid on a sports team or in a play, where you just sort of became obsessed with your team or cast or campmates. I think of those girls as my campmates.
How are you feeling about the upcoming fourth season of Barry?
Man, that show has been such a gift. It’s nice to have these people in my life who also happen to be some of the world’s best actors; you know, the idea that I get to actually act with Bill Hader and Henry Winkler is wild. The show has been this constant my life for, like, six years, and I’m just such a huge fan of it. I’m a small part on the show, but I was watching the Emmys and rooting for Barry because I love it and almost forgetting, “Oh yeah, I’m on that show.” [Laughs.]
I have to ask: do you still get recognized for your role as Janet on The Good Place?
I mean, the answer is yes. They still recognize me as Janet, all day, every day, everywhere I go; every airport, every restaurant, every grocery store. It’s lovely, it’s gentle. I think people probably feel more comfortable saying hi to me as Janet than they would a different actor; like, there’s something very warm and welcoming about Janet, where it’s almost like saying hi to Mickey Mouse. I’m honored to have gotten to play a character like that.
We finally have a release date for the film Shotgun Wedding; it will be available to stream via Amazon Prime Video starting January 27, 2023!
I have updated the photo gallery with 12 HQ/MQ images of D’Arcy Carden from the Bustle Pre-Emmys event, which was held on Sunday in Los Angeles.
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D’Arcy Carden was a guest on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” today! Check out some clips from her appearance in the videos below.
D’Arcy Carden will be a guest on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” next week! Her episode will air on Tuesday, September 13th.
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I have updated the photo gallery with 7 HQ images of D’Arcy Carden from the TIAH 4th Annual Fundraiser, which was held last weekend in Los Angeles.
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