Sundance 2016: “When you’re so autonomous for so many years … just tell me what to do,” comedian jokes
Chelsea Handler says she signed on to do her new Netflix miniseries “Chelsea Does” in an attempt to shake things up a bit.
“I Just wanted to get outside any comfort zone that I had,” Handler told TheWrap’s Matt Donnelly. “I wanted to do something where I didn’t know what I was doing.”
In her new four-part documentary series, Handler tackles some new subject matter: racism, drugs, and marriage.
“I think we’re going to use this as a bridge for my new show,” Handler said. The docu-series is a precursor to her own talk format, set to air on the streaming giant later this year, adding it will “give everybody a direction of where I’m going and what I want to do … It was just a great experience all the way around.”
“Having [Netflix] steer the ship for me was really nice,” Handler went on to say. “When you’re so autonomous for so many years under my show, I made every decision. You just want somebody to slap you around and tell me what to do,” she joked.
Handler also opened up about her feelings on marriage.
“I guess I’m more opened to get married now that I’ve made it this long without getting married,” Handler said. “I feel like that’s a victory lap for me. So now that I can celebrate my singledom I’m ready to tie the not. At least temporarily.”