FUN PO­LICE

Jake and the gang re­turn for an­other se­ries of shenani­gans

Woman’s Day (NZ) - - Be Entertained! -

They’ve got 99 prob­lems, but be­ing can­celled isn’t one of them – at least not any more!

After five sea­sons and two Golden Globes, fan favourite

Brook­lynNine-Nine was canned last May. But in the space of just one day, an­other US net­work picked up the cop com­edy and now it’s back on the box with new episode­pisodes. Lead­ing ladies Melissa Fumero and StephaStephanie Beatriz talk to

Woman’sDay Woman about what’s to com­come in sea­son six.

How are things dif­fer­ent in this sea­son with a new net­work?

Stephanie: Stepha We can curse! We havhave 18 episodes, which is less tthan we’re used to, and we also have a new di­rec­todi­rec­tor of pho­tog­ra­phy for the resrest of the sea­son. He’s one of our cam­era peo­ple and hehe’s fan­tas­tic.

Melissa, what can you tell us about Amy’ s re­la­tion­ship with Jake[ played by Andy Sam berg] now that they’ re mar­ried?

Melissa: Meliss The day they com­bine bank ac­counts is go­ing to be big for them! No, I think it’ll be re­ally fun to ex­plore. They have such a great friend­ship and all of that will still be there.

Stephanie, what has changed since Rosa came out­as­bi­sex­ual inthe­last­sea­son?

Stephanie: We brought her sex­u­al­ity to the fore­front in a re­ally amaz­ing way in this ide­alised world in which ev­ery­one is a fem­i­nist. I was very thrilled to be asked to have a voice in that sto­ry­line and I felt that it re­ally re­flected a re­al­ity in my own life.

How was it to di­rect an episode this sea­son?

Stephanie: It was a lot of work. I didn’t re­alise the amount of prep that it takes. I hadn’t done much home­work since col­lege and it was like writ­ing a term paper that you had to turn in, then peo­ple had to cre­ate your term paper! It was re­ally in­tense but also fun.

Melissa: She to­tally nailed it, though, and it was lovely hav­ing a friend who had my back while shoot­ing.

Cool cops! SteStephanie (above left) popor­trays tough-girl RosRosa while Melissa plays pl straight-laced Amy.

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