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Chelsea Handler: Life was boring

Chelsea Handler has already filmed four episodes of her new Netflix series.

The 40-year-old comedienne decided to put an end to her highly successful E! talk show Chelsea Lately in 2014 after airing on the network since 2007.

She is now hard at work on her new Netflix series and Chelsea couldn’t be happier.

“I looked at my life and I thought I'm bored,” she explained at the Forbes Women’s Summit on Wednesday, according to the New York Daily News. “I thought I'm not being as smart as I am. This show isn't as smart as me. I want to learn. I want to make my mother proud. I want to take chances. I want to set an example.

“This is the second part of my career as far as I'm concerned.”

Chelsea noted money had nothing to do with her decision to leave E!

The star revealed she could have made $5 million annually for the next five years should she have stayed with the network.

However, this didn’t mean that her choice was effortless.

“That was never a reason to make a decision,” she noted of the potential $5 million yearly pay. “I worked my a** off, I f**king worked my a** off. I just worked harder than anybody I knew doing it.”

Chelsea has already filmed four episodes of her new Netflix series and the themes of these instalments focus on racism, marriage, Silicon Valley and taking drugs under medical supervision “to see what happens”.

“[I wanted to] show people how irresponsible some are,” she noted of the drug episode.

Chelsea’s Netflix programme will premier on the streaming service in 2016.

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