Alison Brie did a TVLine podcast with Mike Ausiello about GLOW. Auseillo, being Auseillo, of course asked about Community
Here's what she had to say that was Community
-specific:paraphrased from some extensive discussion
) Brie pretty much admitted that the reason why she didn't take any pilots before GLOW was because she's being offered pretty much "Annie as an adult" roles in sitcoms. Since she was finding herself starting to get typecast as the "cute, funny Type A personality" she wasn't interested. Also, she was up for another role at the same time she was trying to get GLOW, one that, based on the discussion in the podcast, was pretty much a lock, but she turned it down in favor of pursuing her GLOW long-shot.
(direct quote from roughly 17:00
) I've just been really very lucky because we had this amazing chemistry with Community cast. I feel like that was just such a fun family and everybody's senses of humor clicked in a really amazing way. And with GLOW I feel the same with Betty and with Mark in that we have great chemistry with each other and you can't fake that.
(direct quote from roughly 32:30
) I hate to say it. I would not bet on there being a Community movie any time soon. I hate to say it
. I feel like we all try to play really coy like it might happen. [Mike: Why would you say no?] First of all, I feel like the chance that we would get Donald to be a part of the movie...[Mike:That window is closing!] (laughter) It just got slammed shut! Recently! And I feel like there's no movie without Troy, like Troy and Abed and that whole chemistry and relationship. And also there's just no sign of it. Like, I'm just mostly saying it because I don't hear any rumblings about it. I feel like, not to put any pressure on any one person...[Mike: Dan Harmon] It would be Dan that would sort of have to write a script and kind of like get it going and I don't know...I'm not sure if he's even interested in doing that or what.
Honestly, I'm not tremendously surprised by any of this.
The interview is 35 minutes if you want to give it a listen.
Link to the interview: http://tvline.com/2018/06/01/alison-brie-podcast-interview-glow-nudity-hair-perm/