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Rebecca Metz

You might not know her name — but character actress Rebecca Metz has made it in Hollywood

This week, I’m playing both Melinda, a foul-mouthed waitress with a bad attitude who works with Fiona (Emmy Rossum) on Showtime’s Shameless (below), and Tressa, protective talent manager and friend of Sam (Pamela Adlon) on FX’s Better Things, and it got me thinking about what it means to be a working character actor.

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Better Things: Tressa actress Rebecca Metz on how the show mirrors Hollywood

Every week, the cast and crew of FX’s Better Things — a semi-autobiographical comedy created by Pamela Adlon and Louie C.K., centered on Sam Fox (Adlon), an actress and gnarly single mom of three girls — is taking EW behind the scenes. For each episode, a cast or crew member is recapping, sharing thoughts on what went down, and walking us through the ins-and-outs of the show. Here, actress Rebecca Metz, who plays Sam’s manager, Tressa, walks us through episode 4, “Woman is the Something of the Something.”

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