The 12 Best Quotes from the Women of Mr. Robot's TCA Panel
The women of Mr. Robot -- Carly Chaikin (Darlene), Portia Doubleday (Angela), Stephanie Corneliussen (Joanna), and Grace Gummer (Dom) -- attended the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills this week.
Their panel, "Decoding Season_2.0 With The Women of Mr. Robot" hosted by Universal Cable Productions' Dawn Olmsted, addressed a number of crtics' questions about the expanding roles of the female characters this season.
Here are some of the best quotes from the panel:
"It’s exciting to play characters who stand for something that can have an effect on the outside world.” -- Carly Chaikin
"It’s rare as an actor and as a woman that you work on a show that you would want to watch and you would want to love." -- Grace Gummer
“A lot of male actors and male characters get to do some outrageous stuff. But [Joanna] gets to walk on the edge and it’s accepted.” -- Stephanie Corneliussen
"We get to take risks with each other." -- Portia Doubleday
"We say 'f---.' When you talk and when you're upset and angry, that's what comes out. It's nice to have that freedom to talk how everyone talks. It helps with saying a line, surprisingly." -- Carly Chaikin
"I don’t think we’re all driven by some female agenda. We all have our own purpose and our own drive. We are not secondary characters. We drive the stories just as much as Rami and Christian." -- Grace Gummer
"We’re not being unrealistically empowered or set up to be more than we are. We are women and we are equals and that makes something new in television." -- Stephanie Corneliussen
"I think there’s something so realistic about Angela. I would ask the audience, 'Would you have done the same?'" -- Portia Doubleday
“We never succeed on the hacks the first time. We do always fail and have to figure out another way I love that we are so flawed. Its not just, ‘Great! We did it!.’” -- Carly Chaikin
"All the characters exist in this grey are and you’re not really sure... It’s up to the audience to decide how they feel about them, which is so interesting." -- Grace Gummer
"[Angela and Elliot] are the same in a lot of ways. I just think they have completely different trajectories. She’s trying to compromise the system from within; he’s trying to take it down." -- Portia Doubleday
"I said c--ty last week, and Twitter freaked out." -- Carly Chaikin