Despite playing the often monstrous narcissist Brooke Dubek in the criminally underrated comedy series The other two, Heléne Yorke realizes she’s able to relate to her character more than she’d like to admit.
In this bonus episode of The Last Laugh podcast, Yorke previews Season 3 of the series returning this week on HBO Max, and explains how it ended on one of the funniest shows on television. He also shares funny stories about the transition from Broadway to the big screen. Louie, 30 RockAnd high maintenance and Glinda remembers when she almost pooped her pants on stage. Bad.
When I tell Yorke how excited I am that his show is finally back for its third season, he replies, “I agree,” before revealing that he’s watching. White Lotus and HBO Max suggested The other two “more like this,” he decided to revisit the first episodes. Alongside the Molly Shannon connection, Yorke thinks the two shows share an affinity for “weird, pathetic, totally selfish people.”
The other two It premiered on Comedy Central in 2019 and eventually moved to HBO Max for its subsequent seasons. “I feel like I’ve lived three lives since then,” says Yorke, noting that since Season 2 aired in 2021, “she broke up with a boyfriend, met someone new, married him, and has been a whole person.” Her pregnancy actually delayed the start of filming for Season 3 by several months.
“And by the way, Brooke has made absolutely no leaps in her life,” she jokes about her character. “I’m just kidding. There’s a lot going on.”
Brooke’s “journey” in Season 3 is about trying to find a way to “do good” in the world after realizing that everyone in her life – including her fiancé Lance (ridiculously candid Josh Segarra) – has been reorienting their priorities during the pandemic. To be a lousy shoe designer to be a nurse. “He did all the pivoting to be the greatest person alive and I was like, ‘Damn!’
The other two It may not be the most popular show on the stream, but among a certain crowd of Hollywood insiders, its comeback after a long hiatus is met with enthusiastic admiration. “I think it’s one of the great things about the show that people in the industry, insiders, comedians I respect, writers I respect really love and react to the show,” Yorke says. “This little niche feels like being in a club or something.”
He started out as a musical theater actor before making the transition to television with small roles in comedies like Yorke. 30 Rock And LouieShe portrayed a character named “Hot Girl”. He calls the move “making Andrew Rannells.” Book of Mormon star who landed her debut TV role on HBO girls.
She says it’s “really hard to be taken seriously” as someone who can work in front of the camera, and she finally started getting a job until she realized she could relax and actually be herself on screen. “Then I look at someone like Jeremy Strong. Subrogationwho does more than just being himself and saying words,” he adds with a laugh.
For the past few months now Warner Bros. Given all the turmoil in what’s called Discovery, The other two not certain. We don’t know. We have no idea,” says Yorke. “I hope people watch the season. God knows I would love to do a fourth season of this. This sort of thing doesn’t happen very often.”
Next, Yorke offers a throwaway line through a sector that will make you feel at home. The other two: “I heard Zaslav liked our show.”
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