One of the many strong aspects of Abby’s lies in its diverse (and most importantly funny) ensemble. Actress Natalie Morales headlines the series as the titular character, a Marine vet turned bartender to her friends.

With diversity being a part of Abby’s, Morales, the actress was asked about her thoughts on affirmative action. “When you give an opportunity to someone who is hungry, who may not have had as much experience as someone else, you can push them forward and to me that is what the idea of affirmative action is,” said Morales. “You’re giving an opportunity to someone who might not have it otherwise. It doesn’t mean that you’re choosing them just because of their color or just because it’s a woman, (It’s because) you’re going ‘I need to balance these scales out.’ And then hopefully it will all work itself out.”

Morales’ drive to expand her career horizons has also led her down the directing path. Click on the media bar to hear Morales talk about her passion for filmmaking (co-star Neil Flynn is also heard in the clip):

Abby’s airs Thursday nights on NBC (9:30 pm et/pt).

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Posted by: Greg Srisavasdi