Hey BFFs, are you big Nurse Jackie fans?
You won’t want to miss the second season of Edie Falco‘s outrageous Showtime series when it comes back for a second season tomorrow, March 22, at 10 p.m. “She’s got great stuff about her and not so great stuff,” Edie says of her character. “She cares a great deal about people and taking care of them.” But more importantly, Edie notes, “she’s a mess!”
Plenty of changes are in store for the doctors and nurses of All Saints’ Hospital — and Jackie, as always, seems to be at the center of the madness. Her addiction to prescription medication, and trying to keep it secret, is usually what gets her into the most trouble. Edie says playing a dependent character has been a challenging experience.
“You put yourself into the mind of a person who deals with drug addiction and the mental issues that come with it, and you can make sense of it, in the mind of that person,” Edie says. “It’s hard for an outsider to understand, but it can be done.”
In fact, she says Jackie’s addiction is actually what makes her appealing to many viewers. While they may not necessarily identify with her addiction specifically, Edie notes that people like seeing flawed characters.
“I think American television may be taking a turn over the last number of years where perhaps they don’t want to see people who are perfect,” she says.
What do you think, BFFs? Do you love Jackie for her flaws, or would you rather see her get her act together? Drop us a comment and let us know what you think of Nurse Jackie!