If you blinked, you may have missed Kathy Griffin’s cameo on Netflix’s “You,” but as the industry saying goes: “There are no small parts, only small actors.”
Griffin was played on the show and was given a speech at a crucial time (Season 2, Episode 6). Griffin’s cameo lasted approximately 90 seconds, but the actress who said she had a hard time in Hollywood since posing with a head falsely cut off Trump in 2017, feels that her part only happened because it was persistent.
“I was immediately begging for five lines about something that would be seen by people who had nothing to do with Trump, nothing that was controversial,” Griffin told USA TODAY in a telephone interview. “(” You “showrunner Greg Berlanti) called me, he was so kind that he said, you know he’s a gay boy, he said ‘You know Kathy after everything you’ve done for the community, all these decades I’m happy to do this for you “.
Griffin, who said he is no longer represented by an agent, has tried to secure roles by contacting executive producers and showrunners on social networks, through direct messages.
“I am certainly learning to do more things, as they say ‘at home’, and (is) one of the things that I became proactive about after the Trump scandal because it is as if Hollywood felt like I have something that they are going to catch. .. People don’t want Kathy Griffin-ed. “
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On the set, Griffin was received by the cast and given some creative freedom with his lines.
“It was a day when I could be on the normal planet,” Griffin said. “It was such a fantastic gift.”
If there is something that Griffin has taught you in recent years, it is the ins and outs of your First Amendment rights. That’s why she still speaks against Trump.
“I am not going to stop; I am not going to go back a little from this president or this administration, and they know it,” Griffin said.
Griffin said she has been advocating roles, in part, because she didn’t want people of color, the LGBTQ community and young women to see her disappear from the spotlight.
Between his cameo on “You” and his surprise wedding with Randy Bick, Griffin had an optimistic start to 2020.
The two married just after midnight on New Year’s Day in a surprise ceremony officiated by Lily Tomlin.
“New Year’s Eve has a certain meaning for me, let’s face it, it’s a bit bittersweet,” said the comedian, who was fired from her CNN presentation on New Year’s Eve after her controversial photo shoot. “Randy really had the idea … he said ‘You know, what if we did it basically after midnight? And that way is something positive to do on New Year’s Eve for both of us.’ Then he said:” But if we wait until New Year’s Day, it is technically a double stroke of positivity where a new decade is beginning with a very funny and positive note. “
Griffin also has more to celebrate. In 2019, he released “Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story” on Amazon Prime.
“I have not earned a penny, but, honestly, the fact that it is available in 62 countries around the world is a great source of pride and that I went to so many film festivals and won awards and could make keynote speeches,” he said Griffin said. “It has been a really rewarding part of this experience.”
The film had its world premiere at SXSW in 2019 and won the Freedom of expression award at the Traverse City Film Festival 2019 in Michigan.
Griffin said his life has changed and that he is not the same person he was before his scandal.
“While the image has caused me a lot of pressure, it has also made me global, everyone knows the crazy redhead in the photo,” he said. “It has made me braver and I really feel strongly that whoever approaches me has to understand that I have prevailed against the president of the United States.”