It’s always a pleasure talking to Ellie Kemper.  From “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” to her current Netflix rom-com “Happiness for Beginners,” the actress has always been warm and sweet.

In “Happiness for Beginners,” Kemper is Helen, a recent divorcee who goes on a wilderness survival course.  Little does she know, it’s the beginning of her happiness.

“Happiness for Beginners” also stars Luke Grimes, Ben Cook, Nico Santos, and Blythe Danner and begins streaming on Netflix on July 27th.

NOTE:  All interviews were conducted in June 2023 prior to the SAG-AFTRA strike. 

In a short time, Nico Santos has done TV (“Superstore), visited the Marvel Cinematic Universe (“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”), and memorable films such as “Crazy Rich Asians.”  Now, the comedian is on Netflix for the romantic comedy “Happiness for Beginners” starring Ellie Kemper.  Santos plays one of the wilderness survivalists that Kemper meets in her quest for happiness.

Take a look at my fun interview below with Nico Santos.  And if you want to see more of my Nico interviews, here they are (click on the links below):

Our first “Superstore” interview.

“Superstore” finale interview.