Dylan Gelula Explains How 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Celebrates Women Like No Other Show

March 13, 2015 2:31 PM

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Dylan Gelula Explains How 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Celebrates Women Like No Other Show

Dylan Gelula is still kind of shocked that you're watching her on Netflix. The 20-year-old from the Philadelphia suburbs plays Xanthippe, the wealthy teenage stepdaughter of Jacqueline Voorhees (Jane Krakowski), on "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," Tina Fey and Robert Carlock's half-hour comedy about a woman (Ellie Kemper) who escapes from a cult. Xan is often the butt of the joke, the cynical side to Kimmy's sunny coin. But with acidic delivery, Gelula shines in the show's excellent supporting cast, which includes Tituss Burgess and Carol Kane.

At first it seems Xan's intent on finding out Kimmy's secrets, but as the season unfolds, we learn she's the kind of teen who pretends to pop pills to fit in with her friends, even though she really wants to go bird watching in Central Park. It's a distinct change from Gelula's arcs on shows like AB...

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