When the second season of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt premieres next spring, viewers will finally meet one of the most important people in Kimmy’s life: her mother. At an “Emmy event” this week, Ellie Kemper told viewers what to expect from season 2—and they don’t end with mommy.

THR reports:

“What I know about her is that she wore short skirts and maybe wasn’t the most attentive mother so it might be a sad revelation who the mother was,” Ellie Kemper told The Hollywood Reporter at an Emmy event held Monday at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. “[Kimmy] didn’t really have a family to go back to so I’m interested to know who that mom will be. I have a feeling whatever sadness is there will be dealt with a humorous way.”

After nabbing great guest stars like Jon Hamm and Dean Norris in season one, the other big question is who will play Kimmy’s mom.

Who will the mom be, I wonder? Allow me to suggest some potential actresses:

  • Reba McEntire
  • Bette Midler
  • Margo Martindale
  • Carrie Fisher
  • Tilda Swinton
  • Mia Farrow
  • Susan Sarandon
  • Patricia Clarkson
  • Louise Lasser
  • Mary Kay Place
  • Dianne Wiest

Yeah. Any of those should work.

In addition to the new mommy, Schmidt said we might even see the return of our favorite daddy!


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