Great interview with Yvette Nicole Brown, who plays Shirley on NBC’s Community. She talks about the show’s return, getting through the hiatus, and what it’s like being a Christian and playing a Christian on broadcast TV.
I think it’s great that I’m playing a Christian with flaws because as every Christian knows we are flawed. Christ’s justice is manifest in our weakness, so if we had everything together there would be no need for Him. I like playing a character where it’s obvious why she wears a cross every week, because she’s crazy. It’s great that I get to play someone who really mirrors a real Christian, and she’s learning. She’s not as judgmental as she was when the show began and is more loving as a true Christian should be.