‘Not Dead Yet’ Star Hannah Simone: Inside a Day in My Life

New Woman no extra! Hannah Simone is again with a brand-new collection — however she all the time makes time in her busy schedule to reconnect together with her former castmates.

The ABC star — whose new sitcom, Not Useless But, premiered on Wednesday, February 8 — completely gave Us Weekly the within scoop on her every day routine, which incorporates recording her New Woman podcast, “Welcome to Our Present!”

Zooey Deschanel, Lamorne Morris and I are rewatching New Woman and spilling the tea on our podcast,” the Canada native, 42, instructed Us about her early night plans. That day, “Jake Johnson got here on [too], which was a pleasant mini reunion.”

When it’s time to twist up on the sofa, nonetheless, Simone thinks of a present costar — Lauren Ash — who gifted her specially-made Not Useless But pajamas.

“Lauren Ash is aware of I like pajamas,” the Oldboy actress shared with Us, revealing that Ash, 40, obtained her the customized sleepwear “as a wrap present” after filming the inaugural season of the ABC sitcom.

On the present, Simone stars as Sam, Nell’s (Gina Rodriguez) greatest buddy — who turns into near their nemesis and boss, Lexi (Ash).

Whereas Simone’s day is crammed with buddies and enjoyable — she begins her mornings by heading to yoga, the place she joked with Us that she and her teacher “often find yourself laughing for many of it,” an ab exercise in itself — her Not Useless But character is compelled to take care of tough moments in her friendship with Nell.

“These are the rising moments that occur on this present, which is, ‘Nicely, Lexi has modified and grown and been good to me, and you want to give her one other likelihood, similar to you’re asking for an additional likelihood,’” Simone instructed TV Insider on Wednesday, explaining how her character confronts Rodriguez’s. “There are moments of maturity that now we have to embrace.”

Curiously sufficient, Ash — who additionally hails from Canada — instructed the outlet that she had by no means met Simone earlier than becoming a member of the sitcom.

“It was very unusual we had by no means crossed paths, however it felt prefer it was as a result of we had been destined to satisfy doing this,” Ash revealed. Happily for Simone, their shut bond resulted in her customized PJs, which she gushed to Us had been “so comfy and cute.”

Not Useless But airs Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m on ABC.

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