PLAY ON- DEMAND TELEVISION COBIE TAKES DARKER TURN
on from nine years of hit US sitcom How I Met Your Mother, Cobie Smulders knew she wanted to challenge herself beyond her best- known role as Robin Scherbatsky. The 35- year- old makes the leap in a risky new Netflix comedy, Friends From College. It’s about a group of college friends who now find they all live together in New York City ... when this group get together they regress because when they went to college it was this really intense period of their lives where they just went wild and did inappropriate things and were sleeping around and experimenting in all different ways. I certainly have friends like that ... you become the younger version of yourself [ who] is a bit more carefree. She’s married to Ethan and they have been together since college. They are at this point in their lives where they want to have children and in the middle of the season, they decide they are going to do IVF. They go through the process and then things get a little bit dark. Yes, it’s very adult and dark. There are themes of adultery, a lot of drinking, inappropriate behaviour and a lot of dark moments. I think in life, sometimes those moments have the most humour. There’s this awkwardness ... there are these scenes that are so hard to be in and when it’s not your life, you find really hilarious.