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How Pamela Adlon captures the drudgery — and fleeting beauty — of parenting on 'Better Things'

How Pamela Adlon captures the drudgery — and fleeting beauty — of parenting on 'Better Things'

After years of doing voice work (she brought Bobby Hill to life for 13 seasons on “King of the Hill”) and writing, producing and acting on Louis C.K.’s series “Louie” and raising her three daughters as a single mom, Pamela Adlon earned a showcase of her own with the FX comedy “Better Things.”

Adlon, in a recent video interview at The Times, said the series came along at the perfect time in her life. At age 50, she was ready and had plenty to say.

“I always tell young people when I’m trying to encourage them, ‘You have certain windows in your life and you have to take advantage of it.’” Adlon says. “‘You gotta jump through because they will shut on you.’...

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