If NBC and Citytv’s Community, celebrates the absurd, no character defines the show better than Britta Perry. Played perfectly by Gillian Jacobs, the character started off simply as Jeff Winger’s love interest in the first season, but has since taken on many faces given the constant fluidity of both the role and the show. While ‘pulling a Britta’ usually refers to making a mistake, her performances are usually anything but as the Pennsylvania-born actress delivers guaranteed hilarity every time.
Last week, I caught up with Jacobs (as well as Yvette Nicole Brown) as she appeared in Toronto as part of Netflix’s announcement that seasons two and three of the show are now available on the site. The interview is one of my favorites as we discussed the transition between Jeff to Troy as Britta’s primarily love interest, the AfterEllen poll for TV’s best-not really lesbian poll and how the show will move forward in the post-Dan Harmon era.
Jacobs was absolutely and unequivocally endearing and one of the funniest people I have ever spoken to. She is undeniably witty and affable and at times, I almost felt like I was the one being asked all the questions. I have no problem admitting that this is my favorite interview ever.
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Community’s fourth season premieres October 19 on Citytv & NBC at 8:30 p.m. All three seasons of Community are now available to watch on Netflix.com
Murtz Jaffer is the world's foremost reality television expert and was the host of Reality Obsessed which aired on the TVTropolis and Global Reality Channels in Canada. He has professional writing experience at the Toronto Sun, National Post, TV Guide Canada, TOROMagazine.com and was a former producer at Entertainment Tonight Canada. He was also the editor at Weekendtrips.com.