The episode not only parodies the streaming service that the show itself can be seen on, but also speaks to us as an audience a bit about how much we watch series for the wrong reasons.
Despite the heavier nuances, most of the episode, in which Schitt’s CoveAnnie Murphy stars as a woman whose life unsuspectingly becomes the subject of a prestigious new broadcast show – one of the lightest and funniest stories in the franchise.
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I want to join!
In an interview for the premiere of Juana is horrible Annie Murphy revealed how she got the part.
“I got a call from my agent saying I had an offer for an episode of Black Mirror and not knowing who the character was, what the story was about, who was in it, nothing, I just said:
‘Yeah! I don’t care what it is, I want to be in it,’ because I’ve been a huge fan of the show for a long time,” says Murphy.
“When I read the script and found out what my character was and the fact that Salma Hayek would be in the episode, the same character actually, I felt like I was in my own episode of Black Mirror.
It was just one mental shit after another. I loved the script so much! Even after finishing filming, I still read it many times.
I’ve watched the episode about four times and I’m still a little broken, so it’s been great.”
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When it came to working with Hayek, Murphy had nothing but good things to say.
“It was really amazing. I had certain ideas about who Salma Hayek was before we started, and it really exceeded any expectations I had.” says Murphy excitedly.
“She’s so funny and so willing to make fun of herself and be ridiculous and crazy and try.
I haven’t worked with many big celebrities, but I think that’s pretty rare in Hollywood, and people are a little more hesitant to embrace themselves and make fun of themselves.
So I really found a friend in Salma, and we had a lot of fun working together.”
The actress admitted that she should probably be a little more suspicious about accepting something on the internet without checking it out first.
“Listen, these days, every time I visit a web page, I’m asked to accept all cookies, no matter what. I still don’t know what cookies are, but I still have to go to the website.” Murphy laughs.
So I didn’t really learn the lesson that I should have learned after this episode. I’m still like, ‘Yeah, take it. I just have to finish this!'” aldus murphy.
The sixth season of Black Mirror, with five new episodes, is now available to stream Netflix.