"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" Star Tituss Burgess On the Role Tina Fey Wrote for Him

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Broadway star Tituss Burgess (Guys and Dolls) opened up to Playbill.com about what fans can expect from his new acclaimed Netflix series, the Tina Fey-created "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt."

"You can expect a coming-of-age story for everyone involved," Burgess told Playbill.com

"So far people seem to like it. I play a character called Titus and Tina wrote it with me in mind and it was such a surprise. It's quirky, it's funny and oddly touching in the most unexpected way."

Tituss Burgess and Ellie Kemper
Tituss Burgess and Ellie Kemper

"He is the most off-the-wall entitled human being," said the star of his character in the show. "I think Titus is funny but I think he's been in a bunker himself, just like Kimmy, and he's not been able to, metaphorically speaking, get what he's wanted out of life. When Kimmy comes along, she schools him in a roundabout way and re-invigorates him. "

"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" premiered on Netflix on March 6 and has garnered critical acclaim. Starring Ellie Kemper ("Bridesmaids") in the title role, the show follows her character's reintroduction to the outside world after being rescued from an underground bunker in which she lived the past 15 years. Having been part of a doomsday cult, Kimmy is given the chance to start life over again in New York City.

The series is created by Tina Fey ("30 Rock") and Robert Carlock ("Saturday Night Live"). The second series is slated for release in March 2016.

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