Jean Smart is going through what may be his prime in a career that takes more than four decades. It just was nominated for two Emmy: Best Supporting Actress for Mare of Easttown and as the protagonist of a comedy by Hacks.
Thus, he could expand to five his personal harvest of the top awards on American television.
Despite her long career, and last year she was nominated for her role as agent Laurie Blake in Watchmen, many just met her thanks to her role as matriarch of a decaying family in Mare of Easttown (available on HBO Max).
In that police officer, she was the caustic mother of the police Kate Winslet: her name was Helen Fahey and she was the moral pillar of a clan that was going through a complicated situation.
That foul-mouthed, video game addicted great-grandmother he put the humorous touch to a story for other dramatic. He was one of those supporting characters who stand out and sustain the plot almost as much as a leading man.
How is Hacks
Jean Smart en “Hacks”
Her character as Deborah Vance, that queen of Las Vegas she composes in Hacks (Also on HBO Max), she couldn’t be more different, although she’s also a mother with a complicated home front.
Dorothy has been doing her comedy number in Las Vegas for over thirty years. It is the main attraction of the Palmetto Hotel and Casino, run by Marty (Christopher McDonald), an old friend and eternal rival.
Vance has a loyal following. But faced with the threat of a techno vocal group that is the sensation of the city, his agent (Paul W. Downs) ends up imposing on him a millennial screenwriter named Ava (in charge of comedian Hannah Einbinder). This Ava is in the bad: she was canceled due to a politically incorrect joke and she has no shortage of job offers.
That is why he has to work with Deborah, who is a bad-ass diva. Millionaire and capricious, she is not the ideal boss. But this odd couple will begin to understand each other somehow, and thus Ava will end up getting involved in Vance’s family problems.
The differences between the two are many. To begin with, they are from different generations. Ava is bisexual and addicted to the internet, and Deborah’s jokes seem outdated and macho. At the same time, they both deal with families in conflict, are feminists, and are haunted by past mistakes.
This is the basic approach to comedy that many consider one of the series of the year. It has a yielding sitcom format, with half-hour chapters, and several secondary characters that give flight to the plot, such as Marcus (Carl Clemons-Hopkins), a faithful side of Dorothy.
An extensive career
And Smart shows off again, showing all his talent and experience. His first recurring role was in Teachers Only, a fleeting series from 1983, but since then it has been a constant presence on American television. His career includes no less than 120 appearances, between supporting and leading roles.
That list includes classic series such as Frasier, Designing Women, 24, Fargo Y Legion. So far he has won three Emmys, two for Frasier (two) and one for Samantha Who?