As reported by Entertainment Weekly, Star Linda Cardellini He had a hard time letting go dead to me character, Judy. Cardellini told EW, “It’s hard to admit that it’s really over. The idea that it took so long for it to actually end and we’re still talking about it feels good because it’s hard to say goodbye.”
The final part of the series saw Judy and Jane (played by Christina Applegate) narrowly escape capture for murdering ex Steve Judy (played by James Marsden). Jane also finds out that she is pregnant by Steph’s twin brother Ben and that she has cancer. Although Jane underwent chemotherapy, she claimed that it did not work for her. Jen and Judy end up driving to Mexico, where Judy decides to stay.
Cardellini said, “Jodi makes many bad choices and she makes them in good faith. She decides early on that she’s never really trying to lie, she’s never really trying to manipulate someone. And if she’s doing it, she’s doing it for some greater good in her own mind because You want to be loved more than anything else and you want to be a good person.”
When asked when she found out what Jodie had in store for her, the actress said, “The thing that she is [creator Liz Feldman] It was in a shop I knew basically in the middle of season two. We were standing on set and she’d say, “I think I know what’s going to happen to Judy.” And I said, “Oh no, what is that?” And she told me, and there’s part of this that’s heartbreaking and you think, “Oh, wow, okay. How do we do that?” And it’s heavy. You didn’t tell me everything at once … “
Linda Cardellini said she was “very tough to play unpredictable”.
Cardellini went on to talk about her playing an unexpected character, saying, “Yeah, actually, I thought that was one of the biggest challenges. It’s very difficult to play an unexpected way because you can’t do that.” [Laughs] You just have to be in the moment and make the wrong choices. Judy makes many bad choices and makes them with good intentions. She is always trying to serve someone else. When I first read it, I wondered if she was self-serving, but I think it’s more interesting if she’s doing it for someone else, if she’s so selfless. And so she decided early on that she never really tries to lie, she never really tries to manipulate someone.”
She continued, “And if she is, she’s doing it for some greater good in her mind because more than anything she wants to be loved and she wants to be a good person. But this life is coming for her and these circumstances are coming for her and she keeps making decisions, if you You’ll note, she’s someone who doesn’t really do a good job of being a good person. That was a fun push and pull for her, and I think it’s pretty rare. To have this kind of unpredictability on a show or a character is really hard. But some of my favorite shows and some My favorite actors have this quality where you’re never quite sure what you’re going to get at any given moment.”
When the star was asked if Cardellini felt she had any “unfinished business” with her character, she said, “Well, I always joke with Liz that Jodi just goes and meets her mom in San Francisco and then they do another long cheat somewhere else. So I can Keep playing Judy. I don’t know when I’ll get another character as delicious as that. She’s so much fun to play and – I was talking about anxiety – I was terrified to play her “because I’ve never really played anything like that.”
Cardellini continued, “When someone describes someone as being free-spirited, I mean, nothing’s more terrifying than that ’cause, like, how do you picture someone who’s just free? It’s not really about being a free spirit, it’s about how that person makes choices. So to figure out how to do that and make it look realistic with that, it was really fun. The whole project was really a fun ride that way.”
The star ended up sharing her thoughts on her character’s fate, saying, “I feel like Jodi is one of those people that even if she passes, there’s a part of her that’s still moving. I don’t know. And I hate to say because I don’t want to spoil someone else’s interpretation. I’m left vague about it.” Meaning, and I don’t want to spoil what Liz has in store. There are times when I really think she’s gone.”
She added, “And these jacks are about the saddest thing I’ve ever seen, because I didn’t expect that when I was watching the show the first time. I don’t like watching myself, but I like watching what other people do, scenes that I’m not involved in. So it was really fun.” Seeing the impression Judy makes with those jacks. Sometimes I think she’s gone and sometimes I’d like to pretend she’s on that boat somewhere… finding someone cool.”