Creator/Showrunner Amy Sherman-Palladino Talks BUNHEADS, Casting the Highly Specific Characters, Knowing Her Endgame, Writing Movies and More

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On the ABC Family series Bunheads, Michelle Simms (played by Tony Award winner Sutton Foster) had a promising career as a classically–trained professional dancer, but was drawn to the lights of Las Vegas where things pretty much stalled out.  After unexpectedly finding herself in the coastal town of Paradise, Calif., teaching at the local dance studio owned by Fanny Flowers (Kelly Bishop), she realizes that laying down roots might not be such a bad idea after all.  The show also stars Kaitlyn Jenkins, Julia Goldani Telles, Bailey Buntain and Emma Dumont.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, show creator/executive producer/writer/director Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls) talked about how this show came about and came together, the challenges in finding the perfect actors to play very specific characters, that every show is an evolution, the logistics of shooting the dance numbers, especially when they have dialogue on top of the performance, what fans fan expect from the remaining episodes this season, always knowing her endgame, deciding which episodes she’ll direct, and that she’s written a couple of movies that she still hopes to get made someday.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

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