'Superstore' actor Lauren Ash is a "tyrant defender" of the LGBTQ community
The actress who plays the no-nonsense assistant store manager in Superstore talks about inclusion, diversity and social issues in an exclusive interview with MEA WorldWide
'Superstore' actor and the assistant store manager of Cloud 9, Lauren Ash, is all for inclusion and diversity and is, in her own words, a "tyrant defender" for the LGBTQ community.
The NBC TV series 'Superstore' has not only got renewed for its fifth season but was also up for one of the most prestigious awards by 'GLAAD MEDIA'.
The Glaad media awards "recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community and the issues that affect their lives."
The show was nominated for the same under the category of Outstanding Comedy Series. And actor Lauren Ash, aka the super edgy, straight-face assistant store manager Dina, couldn't be happier.
In an exclusive interview with MEA WorldWide, Ash not only seemed overwhelmed by the nomination but talked about the show's stand on inclusivity and diversity and other social issues, which are happening in the country and which are organically included within the narrative of the show.
For Ash it is not just about the nomination but the feeling it evokes, when you are recognised and acknowledged for the work that you are doing. On being asked as to what the LGBTQ community means to Ash? The off-kilter Dina, takes a strong stand for her friends and says, "I am a tyrant in terms of defending the people of LGBTQ community..."
Taking a short tour down memory lane, Ash talked about the time when she herself was in high school and times were even tougher for people of the LGBTQ community, but Ash has always been receptive and welcomes inclusive in any form. For her this nomination and the role that GLAAD Media plays, to accelerate acceptance, can actually help people even in small towns to show the power of unity, to reflect that they are not alone.