In NBC’s workplace comedy Superstore (Mondays at 8pm ET/PT) America Ferrera (Ugly Betty) stars as Amy, a veteran Cloud 9 store “angel” who has accepted the monotony of her job until new employee Jonah (Ben Feldman) arrives to shake things up. Ferrera was friendly and helpful when she answered our “5 Questions”:
1. Can you tell us about a time you were starstruck?
When I met Tom Hanks the night before the Emmys, the first time I went to the Emmys.
2. What are three things you must always have in your fridge or pantry?
Eggs, milk and gluten-free toast.
3. What’s your favorite sports team?
I guess the Los Angeles Lakers, because I grew up in their heyday when they won the championship three times in a row.
4. How do you watch TV these days?
I do a lot of binge-watching, on demand and streaming.
5. What shows are you binging on?
So there are some shows I’ve gone back and discovered that apparently the rest of the world has known about for a very long time. I discovered Freaks and Geeks on Netflix just recently, even though everyone else knew about that. I discovered Arrested Development. I discovered a little show called Mad Men — I don’t know if you’ve heard of it — just recently. So all these shows that are off the air already are all brand new to me, and I’m pulling my hair out thinking, “Oh my gosh! This show is so good! Does anybody else know about it?” And it turns out everybody else does know about it — it’s just me who took a very, very long time to find them. But that’s the beauty of the direction television is going in now. Things can have lives forever, and people can find them and discover them at their leisure. It makes it pretty cool to be a viewer today.
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