‘GLOW’ Star Betty Gilpin Says Goodbye To Cancelled Show In Emotional Eulogy

“GLOW” actress Betty Gilpin has written a heartfelt eulogy in honour of the cancelled Netflix series.

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In an emotional tribute published in Vanity Fair, Gilpin, who played Debbie “Liberty Belle” Eagan, called the role, “The best job I’ll ever have.”

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She wrote, “GLOW was cancelled. I am sad. It was the best job I’ll ever have. Our business is a strange mix of attempting childhood dreams to a room full of asleep people and shirking dignity for awake tomato-throwers for rent.”

Gilpin added, “In a world with so much wickedness, I am so very grateful I got to spend three years in Oz. And in a real backhanded All About Eve move, in this metaphor I’m going to cast myself as Dorothy and Alison Brie as the Scarecrow. Because of course I’m going to miss you most of all.”

Netflix announced Monday that the series about women’s wrestling in the 1980s will not be coming back for another season.

The news shocked many because “GLOW” had already been renewed for a fourth and final season and had started production earlier this spring before the coronavirus pandemic forced a shutdown.

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In a statement, Netflix explained to Newsweek, “We’ve made the difficult decision not to do a fourth season of ‘GLOW’ due to COVID, which makes shooting this physically intimate show with its large ensemble cast especially challenging.”

The show’s creators released a statement saying, “COVID has killed actual humans. It’s a national tragedy and should be our focus. COVID also apparently took down our show. Netflix has decided not to finish filming the final season of ‘GLOW’.”

They continued, “We were handed the creative freedom to make a complicated comedy about women and tell their stories. And wrestle. And now that’s gone. There’s a lot of sh**ty things happening in the world that are much bigger than this right now. But it still sucks that we don’t get to see these 15 women in a frame together again. We’ll miss our cast of weirdo clowns and our heroic crew. It was the best job.”

On Tuesday, star Marc Maron called on Netflix to let the show wrap everything up with a feature film.

“I think what they should do is, okay, you don’t want to do the show anymore, but let us make a movie, right?” the actor said in a video on Instagram. “Let us wrap it up in a two-hour Netflix movie.”

He added, “They had the whole season laid out, we know where it’s gonna go, why don’t you give the show runners and the writers and the cast an opportunity to finish the story in a movie?”

After being distracted by a squirrel, Maron continued, “That would be great. They Ould take the financial pressure, and then the writers could put together a movie and play it out. The thing about shooting a movie, is when you have that whole script, you can be economic.”

When news of the cancellation broke on Monday, the show’s stars, including Maron and Alison Brie, took to social media to react.

 

Fans and critics were also upset by the news.

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