Breeders is back. The dark comedy about parenthood, that’s loosely based on show creator Martin Freeman‘s life, finally has a third season.

The show gives an all too realistic view of the challenges and humor that come from being a parent.

Daisy Haggard, who plays the matriarch of the family, Ally Grant, recently sat down with uInterview founder Erik Meers to discuss what it was like to star alongside Freeman for the third season.

“He’s brilliant. Martin’s great. He keeps you on your toes because he’s so good. He’s so annoyingly good. How dare he?” the actress joked.

“I really enjoy working with Martin. There’s real ease there and it’s really nice when you go back and do a series again because you have this understanding. You just go straight in, you click in and you do it. It’s really satisfying because you don’t have to get to know someone or figure them out. We know each other, we know how this works and we know our characters. This season we’ve got lots of stuff that’s thrown at us. We have lots of difficult big fights. I get the early menopause, I feel misunderstood. We have loads of big. dramatic scenes and they’re just really good to get your teeth into.”

She also praised younger actors Alex Eastwood and Eve Prenelle who play her children.

“They put me to shame,” Haggard said. “The children are not really children. They’re teenagers. They’re so clever and good and on it. They don’t question things in the same way that adults maybe do, so there’s an instinctive understanding that’s really lovely. Young people are in tune with their instincts. They’re brilliant actors that have really sort of evolved in emotional intelligence.”

Tune in to Season 3 of Breeders on FX in the U.S. and Sky One in the U.K.

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