“I love drawing just a much as acting, so I’ve been able to go back and forth,” she said.
It’s hard to believe she was a kid during the first run of episodes because the work she did is so mature, so sly.
I feel like she’s been criminally underused as an adult, and maybe that’s because she doesn’t fit into a cookie-cutter Hollywood definition of “attractive.” I think she’s flat out adorable, and nobody wore giant flip-flops more fetchingly than Maeby did, but she doesn’t look like she came out of a Barbie box, and that can confound those who cast movies.
When I first heard about “Arrested Development,” the synopsis I read included a description of the relationship between George Michael Bluth (Michael Cera) and Maeby Funke (Alia Shawkat), and my first thought was that it sounded incredibly tasteless and silly. I think the way the relationship between the two of them has been handled over the course of the show speaks to the way Mitchell Hurwitz and his amazing writing staff handle even the most difficult material.
George Michael and Maeby are better people than any of the adults in their families. She would rather create one fantasy world after another than deal with the reality of Lindsay and Tobias, who can barely function as individuals, much less as a couple.
The pair were seen sitting at an outdoor cafe, enjoying each other’s company and sipping on their beverages before she headed to the later that evening.
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, Shawkat dishes on the challenges she faces after being pigeonholed as angsty teenager Maeby and the difficulties young actresses face in finding unique roles in Hollywood.
“Anyone I talk to that’s in the cast is really game.
It’s about scheduling, but it’s gotten to the point where we never knew so many people would be interested, that I think if it were to happen, people would put their schedules aside to get it done.”Shawkat can next be seen this year in in which she plays Vanessa, Hugh Laurie and Catherine Keener‘s bitter, selfish and angry daughter who also narrates the story.
Shawkat said she’s no longer interested in playing the “begrudged angry teenager” — “I did that once and it got canceled, so I rather not do it again” — and that it’s “hard to find roles that aren’t repetitive.”After working with Page — and Shawn Tillman aka Har Mar Superstar — on 2009’s , which is now in development at HBO.“We decided to go to Amsterdam for 10 days, and we just went there and wrote this show, the three of us, and we got inspired through herbal substances and just being in a new country, and we wrote a pilot and never thought anything would happen, and then HBO really liked it,” she told .