Abbi Jacobson, the star of Comedy Central’s Broad City who grew up in Wayne and graduated from Conestoga High School, had to step outside her comfort zone for her new movie, 6 Balloons, writes Kathryn Shattuck for The New York Times.
“I just have gotten to a point, at least with Broad City, where I feel comfortable and a little bit in control,” she said. “With comedy, you can really hear if it’s working. Within the rhythm of a scene, you know if it’s funny. With this, I wasn’t as sure of myself because it’s a different beast.”
The well-known actress plays a woman who drives across Los Angeles with her brother who has relapsed on heroin, searching for a detox facility while his two-year-old daughter sits in the back seat.
The movie, which represents Jacobson’s first role in a drama, is based on the real life of one of its producers, Samantha Housman.
“I can count a lot of people I have known from high school that have died from overdoses,” said Jacobson. “It’s devastating. I don’t know another movie that’s talking about this.”
Read more about Abbi Jacobson in The New York Times here.