Ted Lasso Season 2 Details Revealed By Hannah Waddingham

The actress who plays Rebecca has shared some insight on the upcoming second season.


Hannah Waddingham, who plays AFC Richmond owner Rebecca on Apple's beloved TV show Ted Lasso, has shared some updates on the much-anticipated upcoming second season.

Speaking to Collider, Waddingham said she agrees with what Ted Lasso actor Jason Sudeikis said about season 2. "I think Jason put it brilliantly ... Jason has described season 2 as The Empire Strikes Back, and I'm inclined to agree with him," she said.

She didn't elaborate on that thread any further, but it might make sense to people who have seen season one.

Waddingham also mentioned that she was nervous about season two because of how well-received the first season was. Living up to the hype, however, was a challenge that the writers met head on, it seems.

"We are so precious about this show that, I'm not gonna lie, I was nervous to see how--for everyone, not just my character--I was thinking, 'Oh god, we've created such a honey. How do we not let the fans down, or where they think it'll go or whatever?'" she said. "And the brilliant thing is, the writers are on their own journey and have done us all such a service, such a great service."

Waddingham also spoke about her own character's journey. She's a conflicted person, bouncing between perky and upbeat and at other times downtrodden and defeated. Waddingham says this accurately reflects the human condition.

"I was worried that Rebecca would suddenly be this brand new person, that she has strength and happiness in her life, she realizes she doesn't have to be like that, she's been forgiven, she's suddenly this perky person," Waddingham said. "And I'm so glad that we find her with some moments of strength but then the whole two steps forward, one step back, one step forward, two steps back. And I was really relieved that we see everyone's flaws and good things as well, because that is the human condition, isn't it? You're not suddenly better."

Ted Lasso returns for season two on July 23 on Apple TV. In other news, Waddingham recently spoke about her brutal scene on Game of Thrones involving waterboarding.

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