Grappling with Dark Side Was Fascinating; MARC MARON ON HIS ROLE IN NEW NETFLIX SERIES GLOW, WHICH IS SET IN THE 80S WRESTLING SCENE COMEDY Q&A

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Grappling with Dark Side Was Fascinating; MARC MARON ON HIS ROLE IN NEW NETFLIX SERIES GLOW, WHICH IS SET IN THE 80S WRESTLING SCENE COMEDY Q&A


Marc Maron is a stand-up comic, popular podcaster and actor. In new Netflix series GLOW - which was inspired by a real-life wresting league - he plays an 80s producer who gets out-of-work actresses to launch an all-female wrestling production. GLOW is streaming on Netflix now.

Was your part based on a real character? There was a real man but whether or not it was an acting decision or not, I didn't watch the documentary first. They told me my character doesn't know anything about wrestling, so I built him from the ground up. I don't have any point of reference for a real person. If that guy existed, it's a magic conincidence. As one of the only actors who remembers the 80s, did you have useful tips for the writers? It was familiar to me because I was there, and it didn't feel that different. I had very clear ideas that I knew this guy would have to do. I knew he needed aviator glasses, I knew the pants we see him in are the only pants I'd wear for the whole season. I know I'd need a flip top box of cigarettes and I knew exactly how this guy would do drugs. This guy isn't flashy and keeps it to himself, he is a user, it's part of his life. I explained this to the creators Carly (Mensch) and Liz (Flahive), and they looked at me and said, 'We're so glad you're here.' I did all that in the 80s so I knew that routine. …

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