Maxime Cricci, the actor who played Kimmy Schultz on the hit NBC sitcom “Kimmy Schmidt,” has revealed that she’s not afraid of getting a little too serious.
In an interview with Maxim magazine, the “Scream Queens” star said that she would never shy away from challenging the public perception of her.
Cricci said that, as a child, she was constantly bombarded with negativity from a very young age.
She recalled her mother telling her to be quiet, to avoid any public displays of emotion, and she was “a little bit of a whiner,” she said.
“It was just like, I was always told I was a f**king loser,” she continued.
“But you just keep going, keep going.
I was never taught that.
I didn’t have any idea.”
Crici said that despite her childhood experiences, she never really knew what to expect from her celebrity status, which made her “just want to be a little more vulnerable.”
“I never really expected people to hate me or anything like that,” she explained.
“I just wanted to be more accepting and be a bit more open-minded.”
Cicci, who also starred on “Scandal,” “The Good Wife” and “Jane the Virgin,” also revealed that her portrayal on the popular animated series “Kimms” is something she will always remember.
“I’m the most open-hearted and the most genuine person I’ve ever been around,” she told Maxim.
“It’s a blessing and a curse.”
Read more of the interview with Maxime on Maxim.com.