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Thursday 31 July 2014

Jacobs: I love goofy Community role

Gillian Jacobs says Community owes its success to its fans

Community star Gillian Jacobs has confessed she loves playing a "deeply strange" character.

The actress, who plays wannabe activist Britta in the TV comedy show, said she'd previously been typecast as strippers and drug addicts.

"This is a great part for me because I feel like it's turned into a silly, goofy, weird character and it's a lot of fun and not many times as an actor do you get to be deeply strange. So I'm very grateful for this part," she said.

"I'm normally either a prostitute or a stripper, also a rape victim and normally a drug addict."

Gillian also said the show - which airs in the UK on Sony Entertainment Television (Sky 157/Virgin 193) and also stars Joel McHale - owed its success to its loyal fans.

"We have a sci-fi level of fandom with our show, it's the sort of thing that you would normally see at a sci-fi convention, which is why I think it's so great, because it's like a meeting of the two worlds.

"I'm really grateful for them. They have viewing parties and flash mobs for us where they come dressed as us from the show and they print out lyrics of songs from our show and sing them."

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