Why we love ‘Parks And Recreation’ at Toronto Film Festival
Shirley Booth, a young Canadian actor, has been chosen to play the role of Leslie Knope in the new Broadway revival of Parks And Recreation.
Booth will play the former leader of the United States Capitol, which was the scene of a major plotline from the first season.
“It was a tough one to find a place that would let me do the role,” Booth said.
“I’ve been playing characters for so long that I was like, ‘I can’t do that anymore.'”
Booth, who has had two films released this year, said she’s very grateful to be chosen.
“The first time I got into it was when I got cast in The Princess Diaries,” Booth recalled.
“And I think it’s the same with Parks And Rec.
“What’s the next big thing? “
When you’re not in it, it’s like, what’s the point?” she added.
“What’s the next big thing?
Booth said she has to be careful to be sure her character is not a “wannabe” or a “jerk” who is “going to get a laugh.” “
So I’m thrilled to be able to play Leslie Knopes and it’s an amazing opportunity.”
Booth said she has to be careful to be sure her character is not a “wannabe” or a “jerk” who is “going to get a laugh.”
“I’m sure I’ll be asked a lot, but I’m not a jerk or anything,” she said.
Booth said Leslie Knopes character is “an authentic American woman” who would be “trying to be the leader.”
“And she’s a real human being,” Booth added.
She said she hopes her role will be “a little bit of a departure” from the show, and that it will be a “more comedic and a little bit more lighthearted and kind of more funny than what we’ve been doing in the past.”
Booth’s first role in the Broadway revival was as the mother of the late Amy Schumer, who starred in a number of films, including Amy Schumer: The Movie.
She’s also appeared in other TV shows including The Good Wife, Scandal, House Of Cards, and Parks And Resorts.
She was recently named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.
Booth is also set to appear in the upcoming film The Legend Of Tarzan.
The Broadway show, which is being produced by The Weinstein Company and written by Leslie Knapp and Leslie Knott, will begin performances on April 16.