That’s amazing. Were there any scenes for either of you that were especially difficult to film?
Sofia: The roller skating for me was brutal. I consider myself to be a fairly athletic person, but I’m not graceful by any stretch of the imagination. And I fell really hard on my butt and had to see the medic. It was very embarrassing for a grown woman to not be able to move in skates for more than two minutes consecutively. So that was definitely the hardest for me.
Did you have any, Ally?
Ally: No, I mean, I had not any, technically. There was only one day that was technically difficult and that was … Sofia, remember the hot dog? It was roastingly hot that day.
Sofia: Oh my gosh. It was so hot that day. Wow. I’ve really –
Sofia: I’ve really put that out of my mind until –
Ally: It was so hot that day and they had to have –
Sofia: And we were cooking hot dogs over a grill. Yeah.
Ally: Just technically because of the heat and the smoke. It was a difficult day but –
That definitely sounds like it.
Ally: Yeah. I loved it. I loved it. The whole show.
I wanted to ask you, Sofia, [about] your previous work on “The Mick.” That show has similar themes to this show, so I wanted to ask you how maybe that role helped prepare you for this one.
Ally: Oh, it helped me enormously. That job was really life-changing for me for a lot of reasons. In the same way that I looked up to Ally, I really have looked up to Kaitlin Olson for so long. I think she’s easily one of the funniest people that’s ever been on television. And as a physical comedian especially, she’s such a gifted actor. And I just learned so much from watching her and being around her. And it was the first time I did comedy. So it gave me the confidence to go more in that direction.
I think Sabrina, the character I played on “The Mick,” is, I think she’s definitely … that show is, I think, definitely a bit broader and a bit darker than our show in a weird way. It’s like I viewed Sabrina as a true sociopath. I think she was capable of murder. Sam is not like that at all. So Sabrina blames everybody else for anything that goes wrong because she genuinely believes that to be the case, whereas Sam blaming everybody else because she doesn’t want to take any responsibility because deep down she knows she’s a s**thead. So they’re on opposite ends of the spectrum to me. But I loved working on that show so much and the Chernins [“The Mick” creators Dave and John Chernin] are two of my best friends. And I actually called them a lot during the making of this show for support and guidance and reassurance. So yeah. I don’t think I ever would’ve been able to do this job without them.
You can catch Sofia Black-D’Elia and Ally Sheedy in Freeform’s “Single Drunk Female” on Thursday, January 20, at 10 p.m. ET.