Christine Ko
Men's Journal|September - October 2021
From crying in Justin Bieber’s arms while wearing a bald cap to deftly handling Taco Bell etiquette, Dave’s eye-rolling secret weapon is suddenly everywhere all at once.
By Maggie Reynolds

On last season’s Dave, starring rapper Lil Dicky, your character, Emma, tackled sexual taboos and wooden shirts. What’s new in Season 2?

This season is wild. Dave really went there; his life is insane. And we tap into Emma’s backstory inspired by a friend from Dave’s real-life job at an ad agency … before he realized he was the greatest rapper alive. We also have musical guest stars whose songs I turned up the bass to in my car in college. Now, these guys are acting across from me and asking if the scenes are OK.

Did you hit them with an Emma clap-back like, “Don’t mistake my questions for me actually caring”?

I freaking love playing Emma. She doesn’t care what anybody thinks. When I first read the script I thought, “This girl is much cooler than me.” Emma’s what I wish I was like in high school. I would never be able to pull her lines off as myself but I love doing it for the show.

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