The Times podcast: Hannah Waddingham talks ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘shame, shame’

Hannah Waddingham and Jason Sudeikis
On “Ted Lasso,” Hannah Waddingham plays Rebecca, the initially vindictive and cynical boss of Jason Sudeikis’ title character.
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Today, we continue our collaboration with our sister podcast “The Envelope” and its host Yvonne Villarreal. In this episode, she talks with Hannah Waddingham about Waddingham’s Emmy-nominated performance in “Ted Lasso,” the feel-good Apple TV + comedy series that centers on the upbeat, fish-out-of-water American coach of an English soccer team. Waddingham plays the coach’s initially vindictive and cynical boss, Rebecca.

Waddingham also discusses her turn as the “Game of Thrones” nun who infamously yelled “Shame! Shame!” at Cersei Lannister, recounts how doors have opened for her during her career and reflects on her childhood as the daughter of an opera singer.


Host: Yvonne Villarreal

Guest: Actor Hannah Waddingham

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