CHARLIE BRINKE TV PROJECT UPDATES:
- Dan Harmon confirms that Season 3 of Adult Swim's Rick & Morty will be airing in 2016, utterly defying Mister Poopy Butthole's predicted timeline for the show's return in the Season 2 finale. As a bonus, the third season will consist of 14 episodes instead of the standard 10.
- Jessica Jones may not have made an appearance in Season 2 of Daredevil, but sources are telling us that she will be showing her face in the debut season of Luke Cage which is set to hit Netflix on September 20th. Rumor also has it that Brinke will be filming Season 2 of JJ and Netflix's The Defenders mini-series simultaneously starting this summer.
- Last but not least, fans of ABC's dearly departed sitcom Don't Trust the B in Apt. 23 may have cause to celebrate! Series creator Nahnatchka Kahn has confirmed that she and Charlie Brinke are hoping to pitch a Christmas-themed reunion episode to the people at Netflix. Keep an eye out for that!
One of the first sex scenes I ever had to do in a film was this scene in Sin City. So I was like, twenty years old. In bed. Topless. With Mickey Rourke. Who, don't get me wrong, is a very sweet guy and he was super professional. But he's also old enough to be my father. Also, did I mention I was topless? And I was playing a hooker with a heart of gold who, spoiler alert, gets brutally murdered almost immediately after. And something about that is just so typical of the roles that young women are being offered in this industry, especially straight out the gate. You've got to play the hyper-sexual bombshell, or the saving grace of an old washed up brute, or the sweet little murder victim, or blah blah blah. And no matter what the role is, you gotta be hot. It's maddening. I got into this business about fifteen years ago and I feel like I've only just begun to scratch the surface with roles that actually mean something. And I get to work with other women, not just in front of the camera and not just in the trailers when I'm getting hair and wardrobe done. I get to work with female writers, female showrunners, female producers, female directors. I get to play characters that are complicated and sexual, not simply sex objects meant to appeal to a male gaze. I get to curse and cry and crack jokes and throw punches and hell, I might even get my own action figure. I can't wait to see what the next fifteen years will hold. Not just for me, but for all the women in this industry who are so much more than fuckable saviors for dudes old enough to be our father.
Charlie Brinke in Esquire ("Women We Love", Apr. 2016)
Do you prefer doing comedy or drama?
Oh my god. This question is the wooooooorst. Can I pick both? Because--
No! You have to pick one. Comedy or drama?
C'mon! Gun to your head!
Oh god. Okay. Comedy? I guess? I want to say both, but-- But you can't!
Yeah, exactly. But I can't. So yeah, comedy.
Now tell me why.
You're a real son of a bitch, you know that? Just kidding. Sorry, Talia. I guess I prefer comedy because it's more daunting. Like, for me, personally? It's much more daunting. Comedic timing is just one of those things, man. You've either got it or you don't. You can take classes, you can do improv, you can learn all the jokes in the damn book. But if you don't have comedic timing, you'll just... you'll never quite hit it, you know what I mean? So when I really feel like I've earned a laugh, it's just exhilirating. That's why I prefer comedy. Like, if I had to choose.
Jason Schwartzman interviews Charlie Brinke for Interview - Germany