Nurse Jackie

Posted by Zotta Rendevouz

When it comes to awkwardness, Merritt Wever is a Zen master. As Zoey Barkow, haste puppy nurse junior trail character Edie Falco on "Nurse Jackie," the actress 30 years can make a scene over and over, with serious attention, while wearing a pink hospital scrubs printed rabbits. During the third season of the show, which began Monday, she eat donuts without using their hands, stacked in a tower and hollow them out with his teeth. She flaps her arms, which is called "gazelle very sexy, and jumping rope in a way no bra will be obliged to resist.

Its appealing goofiness and slapstick charm, Wever to define a new kind of "it" girl - someone who certainly had the eyes to turn anyone ever use the word "it" girl. But in recent years, he tore some memorable scenes of the independent film favorites like Lena Dunham "Tiny Furniture" and Noah Baumbach, "Greenberg," a fascinating role of a geek's best friend so convincingly that Dunham is still around with him today. As Dunham and Wever fellow "Greenberg, Greta Gerwig, he belongs to a generation of actors that I've moved some slouchy, clumsy, earnest pretentiousness not legally own acting technique.

It's not great performance style has elevated his sidekick face bona fide star on the "Nurse Jackie." Looks Wever flop around unconsciously on the screen, it's easy to forget that you are not acting like taking a lot of hard work.

When Wever arrives at a cafe in Brooklyn, seeking fresh faces with long, wavy, wash-and-go hair and makeup than not, it seems much more reserved and soft-spoken Zoey - which could be why it is so fun to watch the creature became a brash, crazy on the screen.

"I like doing physical comedy, he says, between mouthfuls big, soft, spongy tortillas." I feel like I have many opportunities for young women my age to go and become pests "- his voice suddenly becomes the tone of a synthetic voice more-serious-movie - "the master of your own destiny cartoon."

Sometimes it seems that only current or wanted Wever Zoey Zoey jumped fully formed head adorned pastel pet. Originally, the character is supposed to be a very dramatic conventional medicine, and a woman of color. "When Merritt came, I almost laughed because it was like" You're listening to bad! '"Says Linda Wallen, one of the creators of the series." But then I started reading and my palms are wet. Jackie is like 20 or 30 years. Jackie I was more innocent. "

Now Wallem said she and co-creator Liz Brixius sometimes leave the end of an ambiguous scene, just to Wever can improvise. She remembers the day Wever decided to embrace his character had spontaneously Jackie (who is not a hugger) for a time long uncomfortable. Seeing the pained expression of Falco, Wallem prayed that nobody would break and destroy the roofs.

"Merritt said all the words written in the script, but then you have to add something completely unexpected, since it will double or Jackie pat on the back, and everybody Just Lose It," says Brixius. "Part of what that makes the comedy work is the element of surprise, and when we laugh on set, it is usually because, oh my God, Merritt, what has he done?

Wever admits that he never quite hated to get attention. Born to a mother sequence using a sperm donor, he used to sit on a weekly basis, meetings of left-leaning activists at their mother's apartment in New York because "it was disturbing the audience."

Recognizes his love of performing, her mother enrolled her in everything from dance lessons to the children's choir of the Metropolitan Opera. She even sent Wever a liberal Jewish summer camp, where she sang pro-union, pro-active songs in Yiddish. It was not until she attended the LaGuardia Arts High School, she began to audition for good, eventually winning parts in plays off-Broadway. (She still occasionally do theater and will soon appear in a production of New York by Tony Kushner play "The Illusionist.")

Although it would be earning small roles in "Michael Clayton" and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" Zoey became its revolutionary role - almost by accident. His comedy more subtle - nobody can do very light, confused head tilt Wever cocker spaniel-like - the more it shows.

"I remember one season, some of the magazine to attack Stealer," says Brixius. "Merritt was terrified that someone would see her like this."

Now she is finally a kiss - with this awkward, embrace Wever too long ago so well. This season, often emerging Zoey behind their tuna sandwiches and raisin bread, take longer to display. He moved in this Wever called "true friend b, g-friend" status with EMT Guy, and she may have another contender. Even started a blog. The title is inspired by "Nursing is Yo!

Meanwhile, Wever beyond the rabbit scrubs into something a little more ambitious: the frog scrub. "For too long, I thought I did not wear pink robes, nobody recognizes me," Wever said, breaking into a wry smile. "Fortunately, it does not work that way."