‘SMILF’ Creator Frankie Shaw on Surviving Her Very Bad Year: ‘I Lived Through My Worst Nightmare’ (Video)

BE Conference 2019: Shaw opens up about her ”mistakes“ and what she learned from becoming an overnight showrunner and star, and then facing cancellation

“SMILF” creator Frankie Shaw opened up on Thursday about her experience facing accusations of misconduct by one of her actresses and the subsequent cancellation of her Showtime series, saying that she “lived through my worst nightmare” but ultimately learned from “many mistakes.”

“I was thinking that if I could’ve written my actual nightmare, it wouldn’t have been this bad,” Shaw told TheWrap’s editor in chief Sharon Waxman Thursday during the opening session of the BE Conference at the Annenberg Beach House in Santa Monica. “It was pretty bad… It was shocking, it was public and I had no idea that things were being said. It was so much crazy gossip, and it was an attack on me personally — some of it.”

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Beatrice Verhoeven, PWS

Beatrice Verhoeven

Film Editor, Twitter: @bverhoev