Hannah Einbinder is opening up about the story behind how she landed her role as Ava on the HBO Max comedy series Hacks.
The 26-year-old actress, who recently received her first Emmy nomination, appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday (July 22) in New York City.
Click inside to find out what she said…
“I was sitting at my desk, which at the time as an unemployed comedian was just my bed. I got an email. The character description was for a 25-year-old bisexual comedy writer who had recently lost her job… and I’m going… is it there? Can I find it?” Hannah jokingly said.
While talking about the audition process, which happened in the middle of the pandemic, she said, “The callback was over Zoom and then we did a screentest, Jean and I. I was terrified because Jean Smart is a god and I’m a mere mortal. She called me the night before and she just said, ‘I saw your set on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and I think you’re great.’”
Right before the pandemic, Hannah did a comedy set on The Late Show, but it was pre-taped she she never got the chance to meet Stephen until now!
Here’s what Hannah previously said about the huge cliffhanger at the end of Hacks season one.