WE'RE WITH HER - Alison Brie

Men's Journal|April 2020

WE'RE WITH HER - Alison Brie
The Golden Globe–nominated star of GLOW and this month’s revenge thriller Promising Young Woman talks being a clown for hire and returning to her nudist roots.
By Sarah Z. Wexler

You have one season left playing a wrestler on GLOW. What will you miss about the role?

Oh my God, everything. I think what I will miss the most, which I’m nervous that will never happen again in any other job ever, is getting to play such a myriad of levels.

Levels?

Getting to do it all: broad, hammy comedy and very serious, nuanced drama, all within the same episode. Plus, we have wrestling, which lets me work other muscles—figuratively and quite literally.

How have you enjoyed the process of getting into wrestling shape?

I’ve become so addicted to lifting heavy weights and working my body in the gym. Wrestling really has changed the way that I view my body, and strength training goes hand in hand with that.

How so?

You stop thinking about yourself as an actress, trying to be skinny for roles. You start thinking about yourself as an athlete, wanting to be really strong to execute these moves on the show.

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April 2020