Dern discusses her role in the HBO dramedy, Enlightened, which she also co-created, in this interview for PBS.
Well, I will tell you that it’s a huge story point this season for my character, and she and I are pretty much on par about how outrageously naïve we are about everything technological. She doesn’t have a clue, I don’t have a clue. She writes on the show, which she becomes, she gets on Twitter and her first tweet is “My first twit.”
Dern is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Amy Jellicoe on Enlightened.
I’m so thrilled and grateful to the Academy for this lovely news. The role of Amy Jellicoe is a shared creation, and therefore I share this nomination with the extraordinary Mike White for his creation and vision. I also share this with the greatest cast ever, who made Amy all that she is, as well as all of the directors and our crew who have helped shape her. I am excited and thankful for any support our show is offered, so that people can continue to find it.
Dern is presented with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her work in the category of Motion Pictures. She shares the event with parents Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd in a rare three-star ceremony.
I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect education than being raised in the ’70s by Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd on movie sets.