Wayne native Abbi Jacobson has been in the spotlight recently for her role in bringing A League of Their Own show, based on the popular 1992 movie, to life on Amazon Prime, writes Victor Fiorillo for Philadelphia Magazine.
Jacobson, who co-created the hit show and stars in it, wanted to “open up the lens and explore the stories of a generation of women who played baseball, not just the ones featured in the film, and shift focus to the stories that were overlooked but still maintain the spirit and joy we all remember from the movie.”
Jacobson currently lives in Los Angeles and Brooklyn, and when she visits home, she always makes sure to go to Minella’s Diner in Wayne.
“It was a formative place,” she said. “My parents would bring us there for breakfast when we were kids, and then it would be the place I’d go after any concert, since they used to be open 24 hours.”
For the future, Jacobson is gearing up to write and direct her own first film, based on the short story “Go Like This,” written by Lorrie Moore in the 1980s.
Read the entire interview in Philadelphia Magazine.