'The Kominsky Method' actress Sarah Baker says Mindy turns mom-like to her dad and it is a 'close-to-home scenario'
Sarah Baker talks to MEAWW on the progression of her character Mindy.
Possible spoilers for Season 2 of 'The Kominsky Method'
One of the major reasons that actress Sarah Baker found the role of Mindy Kominsky on 'The Kominsky Method' interesting was Chuck Lorre, undoubtedly. But more than that, she says, the story had its heart in place.
"You hear the name Chuck Lorre and he's done so many incredible sitcoms. There's a lot more heart to this ['The Kominsky Method'] and some genuine sadness with different depths", the actress tells MEA WorldWide in an exclusive chat.
Growing up watching the acclaimed 'Golden Girls' on NBC, Baker was glad to be a part of a show that told stories of an older generation because of the sheer unconnectedness with that age. "It's nice to see stories of older people being told because it's just not that common. At the top of my head, I can only think of Netflix's 'Grace and Frankie' as another show that's really telling the stories of older people. So that was compelling to me too."
She also relates to her character of Mindy "in some ways." Over the course of the two seasons, Baker's Mindy sees a progression that is noteworthy. While her character sets from under her father Sandy Kominsky's (Michael Douglas) wings, she flies on in season 2 finding her own footing. She notes how the progression reflects in real life.
"In the first season, the main component the audience saw was of her [Mindy's] relationship with her dad. But after a certain stage, every daughter sort of starts mothering her dad", she says, which leads to differences between the two. In one particular scene in season 2, the father-daughter duo has a brief argument about driving to the hospital following an accident. It highlights exactly Baker's points, but she adds that it is a scenario too close to home. "Sandy is like my dad in the sense of that he takes it to a certain extent, but he's also stubborn and won't really do what she [Mindy] says, which is very similar to my dad."
At the same time, Baker herself is curious to find out more about Mindy with time. "I'd be curious to know what more she wants out of life too."
This is part 2 of an interview with Sarah Baker. You can read part 1 here.
Season 2 of 'The Kominsky Method' is currently streaming on Netflix.