‘Saturday Night Live’ alum is married to Showtime series’ co-creator
Q: How do you find it to work with your husband, “Black Monday” co-creator and executive producer David Caspe?
A: I want to do anything he writes. I’m a writer myself, and I think it’s hard for an actor to be seen in a different light sometimes — and to get to play such an ’80s b—- in this, it’s a much different character from the one on “Happy Endings” (on which Wilson also worked with Caspe). I’m always selfishly like, “What have you got?,” when I read something of his.
Q: With your husband as one of the creators, how do you find it to be in on the inception of a show like “Black Monday”?
A: I didn’t do the heavy, heavy lifting of it, but writing a show takes so long, I’m obviously so proud. I also see all the work that they put into it. It’s been … how many years in the making? 14? Our children have suffered for this.
Q: Did you have any special requests for developing your character, jeans-company heiress Tiffany Georgina, in Season 2 of “Black Monday”?
A: I did want, this season, a Princess Diana/Nancy Reagan wig — and I felt like (the producers) were very supportive of that.
Q: In the aftermath of your leaving “Saturday Night Live,” on which you spent two seasons as a cast member, your careers as both actress and writer have been thriving. You must be very gratified by that.
A: I was not sure (how that would work out), so I appreciate it so much!
Jay Bobbin has decades of experience covering the television and movie businesses, winning Tribune Media Services’ Crown Jewel Award in 2008 for his performance in the company. Over those many years of interviewing and writing, he has spoken with everyone from Robert De Niro and John Travolta to Paul McCartney and Tony Bennett … from Meryl Streep and Julie Andrews to Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood.