7 Things You Didn’t Know About Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Have you had the opportunity to check out Crazy Ex-Girlfriend? No? Are you a fan of musical comedy? Yes? What are you waiting for? That’s a lot of questions. It’s time for some answers… For those who have yet to check it out, the show airs on The CW–or the C-Dub if you’re really cool–Monday nights. And it features a slightly imbalanced lead character who bails on a high paying legal partnership in New York City to chase a fella in California who she dated for two weeks when she was 16 at summer camp. Yep. You’re sold.
7. Rachel Bloom Went to NYU… Not Harvard
In Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Rachel Bloom plays the character of Rebecca Bunch, a former Harvard law student who has made exceptionally good in the real world. She’s so convincing as a former Harvard student, one might believe she actually went there for… something. And she comfortably pokes enough fun at the Ivy League university to believe it’s an homage. It’s not. To set the record perfectly straight, Rachel–the creator, writer and star of this show–went to the prestigious NYU Tisch School of The Arts, which in some ways is the Harvard in the world of performance arts. She studied theater while at university, and also did a lot of sketch writing, which has been parlayed into this bold wonder we now behold: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
6. Marc Webb Is Producing and Directed The Pilot
Here’s something few people probably realize. Marc Webb is on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend as an executive producer, and he directed the pilot. Marc is none other than the director of 500 Days of Summer, the love sick indie featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel, as well as the most recent forays into the life of Mr. Peter Parker. Yep. Marc directed The Amazing Spider-Man and its sequel. For those who presently know Marc as the executive producer on the TV spinoff of Limitless–the film starred Bradley Cooper–it seems you don’t know jack about Marc. This guy is apparently into musical comedy. (OK. We didn’t know that either. That’s why we’re saying it now.) In the world of feature films, Marc is presently directing Gifted, starring Chris Evans, Jenny Slate and Octavia Spencer, slated for 2016 release.