Aidy Bryant Says Elizabeth Banks ‘Changed My Life’ After Joining Forces For ‘Shrill’

Aidy Bryant, star of Global’s “Saturday Night Live”, is getting ready to drop her new project.


The actress, 31, joined forces with Elizabeth Banks for the new comedy series “Shrill”, which premiered at SXSW on Monday.


On the red carpet at the series premiere, Bryant says she couldn’t do it without Banks, who, as executive producer on the show, “has legitimately changed my life.”


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Bryant adds, “When I heard about (“Shrill”), I said, ‘This a story I’ve always wanted to see on TV.’”


And Banks says she believes in the project because it’s women-run: “I’m here for the revolution that is women making more content. I didn’t start it but I’m a big champion of it.”



ET Canada’s Carlos Bustamante caught up with the pair at SXSW, where Bryant revealed the differences between “Shrill” and the fast-paced atmosphere of “SNL”.


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“I’ve worked at ‘SNL’ for seven years where it’s always about speed and every time you write a piece it’s shot and done in two days,” she said. “So this was so lovely to just spend some time and really develop it and really edit it and all these things. To really be involved in the project from top to bottom.


“Shrill” is based on Lindy West‘s book Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman. 


Watch more from Bryant and Banks in the video below: