Natasha Lyonne has started preparations for the next season of her Netflix series, Russian Doll. News of the show being renewed for a second season came out earlier this week. Natasha has spoken out about her thoughts on the show and the fact that the first season has bagged 13 nominations at the 2019 Emmy Awards. “I had been aggressively trying to ignore the phone as nominations were being announced earlier this week, with some help from my dog Root Beer and a book on mathematics, which seems to have something to do with season two of Russian Doll. A lot of equations, handwritten, all of ‘em. No calculators,” revealed Natasha
Natasha added that, “For me with Russian Doll, it’s such a personal effort and it’s such a kind of deep dive into the deep end, I think you’re kind of excited, with a sort of underdog’s version of sort of a more cult-like response. You’re hoping that just a few people will be into it, and so as a creator, to have it kind of connect in such a real way and sort of take us by surprise, it’s wild.”
The actress plays a large role for the series as she not only stars in Russian Doll, but is also an executive producer. The show’s Emmy nominations extend to a wide variety of categories, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Editing, Cinematography, Production Design, and Casting. Natasha was nominated for Lead Actor, as well as for two writing awards.
She stars in the comedy-drama series as Nadia, a young woman who is on a journey to be the guest of honour at a party in New York City. But she gets caught in a mysterious loop as she repeatedly attends the same event and dies at the end of the night each time -- only to awaken the next day unharmed as if nothing had happened.