Published on January 26th, 2014 | by Daren Thomas Curley
Doll and Em Arrives on Sky Living HD on Tuesday February 18th
Real-life best friends Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells write and star in a semi-improvised original comedy exploring what happens when a Hollywood actress hires her childhood friend to be her personal assistant while making a film in Los Angeles. a bittersweet tale painting a funny and intimate portrait of female friendship, Doll & Em sees Wells and Mortimer play heightened versions of themselves.
When things don’t work out between Doll and her boyfriend, there’s no one the London-based waitress would rather turn to than her best pal, em. Friends since childhood, they’re there for each other through thick and thin, despite now living thousands of miles apart thanks to em’s glittering movie career. arriving in La for some much-needed TLC, Doll becomes em’s assistant to help her out while she’s making her biggest film yet. em claims it’s just a title, though: Doll won’t actually have to do any work.
Being Em’s assistant soon proves to be less straightforward than it first appeared. With ever more demands being made of her, Doll finds herself having more in common with the crew than her lifelong friend. and as Doll enjoys a romantic liaison with em’s producer, em begins to feel increasingly alienated, not to mention overwhelmed by her demanding film role. With their friendship becoming more complicated than either of them could have ever imagined, it seems that Doll and em’s relationship might not be unbreakable after all.
Filmed on location in Los Angeles and London, Doll & Em features a number of surprise cameo appearances from Hollywood stars and is directed and co-written by Azazel Jacobs. The series is produced by King Bee Productions, Emily Mortimer and Alessandro Nivola’s production company, and executive produced by BAFTA award winner Andrew Eaton (The Trip). Lucy Lumsden executive produces for Sky.
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