The second season of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” was every bit as oddball in its sense of humor as the first, but it also brought greater emotional depth to the Netflix comedy by delving deeper into the characters’ inner lives.
One of Season 2’s major storylines was the introduction of Mike Carlsen’s character Mikey, a new love interest for Tituss Burgess’ amusingly self-obsessed performer.
“This last season was such a joy to film,” Burgess said in the latest installment of TheWrap’s Drinking With the Stars with Stuart Brazell. “It’s really funny to watch Titus be vulnerable and have to consider someone else’s feelings.”
“It’s not something that he’s used to doing, so it brings out some very peculiar, precarious, precocious behavior,” he continued.
Season 2 also gave co-creator Tina Fey a larger on-screen role as the therapist who helps Kimmy deal with the trauma of having grown up a kidnapping victim trapped in an underground bunker. Last year, Fey popped up in the season finale as one of the bumbling attorneys (a thinly veiled Marcia Clark parody) prosecuting Kimmy’s captor.
“I hope she shows up every season as a different person,” Burgess said. “She’ll downplay her acting abilities … and that’s maddening because I think she’s fantastic.”
Watch the interview above.