This Oct. 23

Ritter has no qualms about playing ‘The B’ on TV

Talking to Krysten Ritter, you quickly realize she’s happy, bubbly and fun. So how did such a nice girl get cast as anything but on ABC’s Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23?

NEW YORK — Talking to Krysten Ritter, you quickly realize she’s happy, bubbly and fun. So how did such a nice girl get cast as anything but on ABC’s Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23?

“Maybe that’s why they picked me to do it,” Ritter said. She cites one of her favourite quotes by Bette Davis: “Why am I so good at playing bitches? I think it’s because I’m not a bitch. Maybe that’s why Joan Crawford always plays ladies.”

On Don’t Trust the B—-, now in its second season , Ritter plays Chloe, a con artist who spends her time scheming to make an easy buck. She shares a Manhattan apartment with a Midwesterner named June. At first Chloe just wants to scam June out of her money but ends up softening to her.

“I think I bring lightness to (the role). I’m girly and I like to have a good time and joke around and I think that helps the character not just be evil. I think there’s two different ways you can play this character. You could just be an evil, mean person or you could make it fun,” the 30-year-old actress said.

On the show, Chloe’s best friend is a fictionalized version of actor James Van Der Beek, played by Van Der Beek.

“I love him. I’ve loved getting to know him. We talk all the time. We spend every minute together when we’re on set. Even when we’re in our trailers. We talk on the phone. He’s become like a great man in my life,” she said.

Ritter appeared on Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars, but is probably best known for her short-lived role as Aaron Paul’s girlfriend on AMC’s Breaking Bad who dies of a drug overdose.

“I did Breaking Bad thinking, ‘No one will see this. I’ll just do it because it’s awesome.’ And it’s turned out to be like the biggest credit I have in my career.”

Don’t Trust the B—- was introduced earlier this year as a midseason show.

“I did a Gossip Girl spinoff which was supposed to be this huge thing and it was not good and didn’t work and it didn’t get picked up. So I stopped thinking about results and I did the pilot for this and I loved it and I had a great time but . . . I had no expectations.”

Until a few weeks ago, she didn’t own a TV set.

“I didn’t even know how this DVR thing worked . . . . It’s crazy. I work in television and I haven’t seen any of it.”

Just Posted

Last-minute entry: Jason Kenney will be part of Wednesday’s Westerner Days parade

Premier Jason Kenney is a late addition to Wednesday morning’s Westerner Days… Continue reading

Two men arrested on drug charges in Blackfalds

Blackfalds RCMP say they expect to lay more charges after two men… Continue reading

Edmonton-Red Deer-Calgary bullet train waiting for provincial blessing

A high-speed train project between Edmonton and Calgary, proposed in April 2018,… Continue reading

Home selling and building markets reflecting a tough economy, but hope in sight

Real estate sales and new home builds still lagging 2018

Former Sylvan Lake bank employee sentenced to three years in prison for $1M fraud

Red Deer woman was ordered to pay nearly $830,000 in restitution

VIDEO: Reports say Lashana Lynch is the new 007

Daniel Craig will reprise his role as Bond one last time

Hernandez, Gurriel lead Blue Jays to 10-4 win over Red Sox

Blue Jays 10 Red Sox 4 BOSTON — Teoscar Hernandez hit a… Continue reading

New head coach Nick Nurse preparing Canada for long FIBA World Cup run

TORONTO — Nick Nurse is going to prepare Canada’s men’s basketball team… Continue reading

Court of Appeal dismisses Paradise Shores arguments

A court will not hear arguments; sticks with appeal board’s ruling

Schitt’s Creek’ and its stars among Canadians with Emmy nominations

TORONTO — Eugene Levy thought the highlight of his Tuesday would be… Continue reading

Singh sees Quebec as ‘fertile ground’ for NDP as he hits province for tour

OTTAWA — The province of Quebec offers the federal New Democrats fertile… Continue reading

Airline confirms three dead after float plane crashes in Labrador lake

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Four occupants of a downed float plane remained… Continue reading

New developments in text-messaging controversy involving Manitoba chief

WINNIPEG — The women’s council of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says… Continue reading

N.S. minister holds off comment on wrongful conviction case due to past as Mountie

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s justice minister — a retired Mountie — says… Continue reading

Most Read