Q. What are your favorite web series to watch right now, besides your own of course! (Although I will add that Melissa’s brilliant “Backseat Bitches” is another of my recent favorites, and I highly recommend you guys check it out).
A. My dear friend Megan Rosati created a beautiful web series called “52 Ways to Break Up” which is comprised of different vignettes about breakups and more specifically, the moment you know you have to break up. Each one feels like its own two or three minute indie film.
Q. Do you think you would be friends with your version of Wednesday in real life?
A. Absolutely. I think the fun of this series is finding the people she connects with in the “real world.” Her henchmen in the catcalling episode, her hair stylist and the boy she chains to the bed from Season 1 (who comes back this week!). I think people who are open to weirdness and to darkness — those are her allies.
But also, I’d never be in a room alone with her. You never know.
Q. What life lessons can we all learn from Wednesday Addams?
A. At the risk of sounding like a guidance counselor, my biggest takeaway from Wednesday is to stop caring about what people think of you. In such an approval-based modern world, it is so liberating to let go of the desire to be liked by everyone and be exactly who you are. Wednesday wins in every situation because she’s an outsider who isn’t trying to fit in. In fact, she uses people’s expectations of her against them, in order to get the edge.
I loved chatting with Melissa and learning more about her experience making Adult Wednesday Addams, as well as her — and Wednesday’s — outlook on the world. She’s right, we can learn a lot from this iconic character, and thanks to Melissa we’ll hopefully have many more chances to do so!
Check out episodes of season two and catch this week’s finale here.