Letterkenny Interview: Michelle Mylett & Lisa Codrington Talk Season 11, Chip Flavors

ComingSoon Senior Editor Spencer Legacy spoke with Letterkenny stars Michelle Mylett and Lisa Codrington about the show’s 11th season. The duo discussed the global popularity of Letterkenny and their favorite chip flavor. Letterkenny Season 11 is now available to stream on Hulu.

“Locals in Letterkenny deal with influencers, lost dogs, a Church Bake Sale mystery, unwelcome visitors to the beer league and trouble from the Degens in the 11th season of the Canadian comedy,” reads the season’s synopsis.

Spencer Legacy: Lisa, 11 seasons is a huge milestone. Has your approach to Gail changed over the past seven years of portraying her?

Lisa Codrington: I think it’s really wonderful to have the opportunity to have seven years to continue to grow and try new things and figure things out. I think for me that’s what’s been really wonderful. You will grow because you will be given time to grow. I think that’s what seven seasons gets you. So I’m grateful for that.

Michelle, has your experience with Katy been the same?

Michelle Mylett: Yes, I think. I mean, she started out ridiculously confident, and then she just keeps going… I don’t know where her ego comes from, but she’s a confident girl, and it’s a lot of fun to play someone who’s just being herself all the time . Also, there have been some lovely moments where we got to see her be a little bit more vulnerable and fall for Dierks and get her heart broken. And even though she wasn’t a super emotional person in general, she went through something that was a little bit humbling and these sweet moments that she had with the people around her in her life. Yeah, it’s been cool watching her grow up and continue to kick people in the crotch.

Lisa, by the same token, how natural is the delivery of Letterkenny’s super-fast puns now after 11 seasons with it?

Lisa Codrington: I think you have to put in the work, you know? Like when there’s nine pages and you’re going, going, going, I think you really have to sit down and get it done. But I mean once you get to set and everybody’s ready to go and we run it and run it and run it, it all just flows together so really nicely. But yeah, I still think it needs work. You have to put in the work.

Michelle, the horror movie tropes from this season felt very personal. Was that segment your idea? Which of the troopers is your absolute least favorite in real life?

Michelle Mylett: Oh, that wasn’t my idea. I can’t take credit for it, but I think the “Hey Bitch,” thing where it’s a tough girl role is definitely something that annoys me. I also believe the inhalations, which I actually just did. Maybe it’s a little personal where I think, “Maybe they’re talking about me and I need to stop doing that.” So yeah, I don’t know. They kind of all stick together.

Lisa Codrington: Yes, I like the inhalation too. It’s my favorite.

Lisa, speaking of the church bake sale heist episode, what was it that filmed in the more enclosed location with all these characters as?

Lisa Codrington: It was a blast. Everyone is just so fun and engaged and goofy. Like the sliders that come in always kill me. So just seeing them come in to solve the crime is just absolutely ridiculous and wonderful. And also, Tanis and Glen, just the combinations of people playing off each other… it’s really wonderful to see.

Michelle, in that episode, what was it like recreating the “Hey bitch” trope so vividly in the church?

Michelle Mylett: On a. I mean, any opportunity I get to get physical with the sleds – in a non-sexual way. Yes, they are so funny. They crack me up and I like the kind of feud that Katy and Roald have for some reason. They’re like nemeses, but they also have – I think – behind the scenes, there’s a deep love that they just haven’t been able to fully explore. Like they should actually be best friends. That’s what I’m thinking about. There’s just this interesting tension between the two. So yeah, I liked it. It was fun.

Lisa, Letterkenny has a significant audience outside of Canada. How do you feel about being a part of such a large and globally viewed piece of Canadian entertainment?

Lisa Codrington: I think it’s a little hard to wrap your head around, you know what I mean? Like, I remember that one time when I was in the States and just kind of in the airport wandering around and a guy was like, “Letterkenny!” And I was like, “Really? Okay.” It just happened to be in this airport in Cleveland that was a fan. So it’s always cool to see where it ends up and the different things that people can take from it. It’s always surprising to me, but it is really wonderful.

Michelle, the scenes with you and the main trio are a real staple of the show, even all these 11 seasons later. How has that experience of shooting the more casual scenes changed over the past 11 seasons, if at all?

Michelle Mylett: They haven’t really changed to be honest. Those scenes are always so funny. There’s also a lot of giggling and a lot of wrestling and trying to pick each other up all the time. So I always look forward to them. They’re so fast-paced too, obviously all the dialogue in Letterkenny … like Lisa said, you really have to put in the work, really practice and come prepared because you don’t get a ton of thanks. We shoot many pages every day, we move very quickly, and so you have to be prepared and ready. It is fun. It’s kind of like … you get into a rhythm with each other, and we’ve all been working together for seven years now, and then I think that rhythm just got stronger. So yeah, those are definitely some of my favorite scenes.

What is your actual favorite chip flavor?

Lisa Codrington: Oh wow. I’m really classic, like regular Ripples. That’s number one.

Dip, no dip?

Lisa Codrington: Hey, if there’s a dip, I’ll have it, but I can still go in for a regular rippled chip. So yes, that’s me.

Fair. Michelle?

Michelle Mylett: So it’s actually dill pickles and I think Jared knows that about me and that’s why he put that chip in for us to be super significant. Because if there’s a dill pickle chip, I’ll eat it. Or a dill pickle crisper. I love a Crisper.

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