Plimpton: Women have the added pressure of representing every woman, no matter what character they’re playing.
Deschanel: It’s like, is “flawed” unlikable?
Bowen: My therapist and I talk about this all the time. (Laughter.)
Applegate: Angry is hilarious!
Louis-Dreyfus: When I started to do press for Veep, I didn’t consider these questions, and that was stupid of me. People started talking about, “Oh a female vice president!” And I’m just trying to make a funny-as-shit show. But I’m being asked questions as if I were running for office.
Deschanel:There is always an angle. For us, it’s like,”You’re setting feminism back because you like to wear dresses!”
Dern: I met with male journalists ages 30 to 65 from various newspapers who said: “I feel so much like Amy. I totally relate to this character.” A majority of the times I had difficult questions like: “Why is she so angry? Do you think people are going to like her?” was with female journalists.
Bowen: I get questions like: “You’re a mom on Modern Family; you’re a mom at home. Is that exactly the same, or is it different?”
Applegate: I get, “Are you really up all night?” (Laughter.) God bless the people that have asked me that.