Although I Am Not Okay With This is mostly from Sydney’s point of view, her mother, Maggie Novak also has an important role to play. Therefore, Kathleen Rose Perkins tells us how she prepared for her role.
Although her career began in 2001, Kathleen Rose Perkins gained popularity with ‘Episodes’
While she became involved in the theater as a high schooler, her first television role came in 2001 with ‘The Fighting Fitzgeralds’. After that, Kathleen Rose Perkins appeared in several TV shows and films like ‘Gone Girl’, ‘Enough Said’, ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ”Till Death’ and ‘Royal Pains’. However, it was with ‘Episodes’ that she got the lead role, Carole Rance. In the show, she plays a workaholic head of programming who becomes friends with one of the protagonists. Apart from her, the cast of ‘Episodes’ includes Matt LeBlanc, Stephen Mangan, Tamsin Greig, and John Pankow.
However, Perkins best performance till date has to be as Maggie Novak
In the show, she plays mother to the protagonist, Sydney. However, Perkins does not think she has many similarities with Maggie Novak. According to her,
I don’t have kids. I have no idea what it’s like, I’m like the cool aunt and I’m the one who indulges and, I don’t care what they do, it’s just let’s do it together because I want to have fun too. So let’s party. Whatever. Yeah. I don’t know what that’s like to be a parent and the discipliner and the person who creates a human, I don’t know what that’s like. So, that’s different.
However, Perkins does find some similarities and says that those were the ones she holds on to. As Maggie Novak workaholic and hardworking, Kathleen Rose Perkins could relate to that. While talking about it, she said:
I like to busy myself with tasks and just doing stuff. So I really just tried to tap into that every time I was in a scene, I tried to busy myself with work whether it be collecting the laundry or making coffee or wiping down the counter. I was always doing something and engaged in an action.
While the first season of ‘I Am Not Okay With This’ does not show much of Maggie Novak’s POV, we would love to see the story from her side in the next season.