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Krysten Ritter Watches All the TV, and Has Lots of Opinions About Female Characters

Jessica Jones star Krysten Ritter talks about how her obsession with Claire Danes began, and all of the other female TV stars she admires.

Released on 6/29/2016

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Starring: Krysten Ritter

Transcript

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If I could play any character
00:05
I think it would be something like Morticia Addams.
00:08
Or something dark and mysterious.
00:11
Maybe Morticia Addams as like a serial killer.
00:14
I think that would be a pretty great part.
00:19
When I was a kid growing up,
00:21
my favorite TV show was My So Called Life.
00:25
And I wanted to be Angela Chase,
00:29
cause she got to do a little smooching
00:31
with Jordan Catalano.
00:33
(laughs)
00:33
Claire Danes is one of my favorite actresses.
00:36
I grew up watching her, in My So Called Life,
00:39
in Romeo and Juliet, and I still watch her on Homeland.
00:43
I think she's incredible.
00:45
I watch all of her interviews, I read her interviews.
00:48
Yeah, I'm a big Claire Danes fan.
00:50
There's so many exciting female roles
00:53
right now in television.
00:55
Julianna Margulies in The Good Wife,
00:57
Claire Danes in Homeland,
00:59
Viola Davis in How To Get Away With Murder,
01:01
Kerry Washington in Scandal,
01:04
Taylor Schilling, and all of those women
01:06
in Orange is the New Black.
01:09
Yeah, there's some really really great television
01:10
happening right now.
01:12
And I watch all of it.