What is Life & Beth about?
Amy, whose past work includes Trainwreck, I Feel Pretty and Inside Amy Schumer, has once again delved into her personal diary to form the framework for another scripted series.
Life & Beth is about a woman at two pivotal points in her life: as a young teenager (played by Violet Young) and as a successful wine distributor approaching 40 (played by Amy).
Beth, a woman whose life "looks good on paper," is forced to relive her past when something life-changing happens to her. With flashbacks to her teenage self, Beth looks at how she became the woman she is and what she wants to do next.
"It was like, okay. I shared all these other things," the actress told Vanity Fair. "How about I share the most painful era of my life?"
"There is stuff that Beth does that really happened," she adds in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "There’s an episode where she flashes some boys. That happened to me. And episode nine has a dark moment that's real.
"It's about so much. It's really what I am thinking about every day, which is releasing your own shame and fear. Because of these early traumas, we arm ourselves, and it’s about letting go and trusting and how to let yourself figure out how to be happy."
Who is in Life & Beth?
Along with Amy, the series boasts an impressive comedic cast.
Michael Cera (Arrested Development, Superbad) stars opposite Amy as the romantic lead, a slow-living farmer named John. Michael Rapaport (Atypical) plays Amy's dad, Leonard, and Kevin Kane (Inside Amy Schumer) stars as Beth's crummy boyfriend Matt.
The series also stars Yamaneika Saunders, Grace Power, Susannah Flood, Arielle Siegel, Lavar Walker, Giovanni Lopes, Gary Gulman and Laura Benanti.
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