When Martha Kelly was hired to play lorry in excitement, She didn’t really know what she was signing up for.
“I was really scared to play Laurie because I definitely see the character as just a monster,” the Emmy nominee told E! News. news. “And I’m a stand-up comic, so if I’m lucky enough to get acting jobs, I want them to be likeable characters.”
But Laurie is the opposite of a likable character. He’s a drug dealer who will stop at nothing to make a profit, even if it means hiring a teenager to deal with high school students. He also intoxicated Rue (Zendaya) and locked her in a room, it appears that he is planning to use her to his advantage.
Then again, Martha wasn’t sure how her skills as a comedian would translate. “It’s a theatrical show,” she remembers thinking to herself. “I’m not a dramatic actor. I’m probably going to be fired.”