Netflix's 'GLOW' star Britney Young reveals "we don't have any stunt doubles", teasing what's in store for season 2
The Netflix dramedy loosely based on the original Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling is gearing up its drama ahead of its season 2 premiere on Friday.
It's time to put on your Spandex as this Friday, Glow will officially be back for its second run on Netflix. The dramedy loosely based on the original Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling is gearing up its drama moving into the second season with a shift in focus from the why's and how's of a wrestling event to the backstage action.
What goes on behind-the-scenes as these stars of an essentially popular sports entertainment pack a punch and crack some bones in the ring - this question forms the premise for Glow season 2 and if singer-turned-actress Jackie Tohn's words are any indication, "If you liked season one, you are gonna love season two."
In a recent sit-down with BGN, three of the series stars - Tohn along with Britney Young (Carmen aka Machu Picchu) and Sydelle Noel (Cherry Bang) - talked about the upcoming season of Glow, getting all candid about the kind of response these ladies have received since their stint on the fictionalized wrestling-based show.
"Positive, supportive, appreciative and that's what we wanted especially from the original Glow girls... we really wanted them to accept what we are putting forth and we got nothing but positivity from everybody," said Noel telling BGN about the rather positive feedback the Netflix stars have received so far.
"And also the WWE girls," added Tohn, shedding light on how the Netflix series created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch has created a stir in the wrestling world as well. "It's hard coz I know I think if you are doing a thing for real as a living and I can imagine seeing some actress come along and trying to do the thing you do, it's like, 'Okay let's see', and we have met a lot of them and they are just like 'you girls are killing, we are so proud of you, you are giving female wrestling such good name'."
"So we are all bringing each other up instead of kinda going like, 'What are they doing,' so it's nice," she added.
As a natural progression to the first-look glimpse of the action in season 2, the ladies were asked if they are heavily involved in the stunt part of Netflix's Glow as well. Unsurprisingly, the trio replied in unison, "All of it."
"We don't have any stunt doubles. We do a four-week wrestling boot-camp before we start shooting and then we train all the way through shooting," chimed in Britney Young, adding, "we do every move in practice even though we might not use it on the show. So just in case, something comes up, where we do need to do it, we already know how."
In fact, while teasing what's coming in an exclusive interview with Meaww earlier, Young had outright revealed how her character gets a taste of the action in Glow season 2.
"Season 1 is sort of the beginning of these girls entering this world of wrestling and learning how this culture works," Young said. "In season 2 we focus a lot more on them actually making the show. So, I definitely expected a lot more wrestling and we for sure got a lot more wrestling, especially for my character, Carmen. I definitely wrestled a lot more than I acted this season."
Glow season 2 begins streaming on Netflix on Friday, June 29.