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Ellen Burstyn to Costar as Natasha Lyonne's Lesbian Aunt in Amy Poehler's Old Soul Pilot

Ellen Burstyn to Costar as Natasha Lyonne's Lesbian Aunt in Amy Poehler's Old Soul Pilot

Ellen Burstyn to Costar as Natasha Lyonne's Lesbian Aunt in Amy Poehler's Old Soul Pilot

We so hope this pilot gets picked up!

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Here’s a bit of casting news we hope comes to fruition. Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn is slated to play the earthy lesbian aunt of Natasha Lyonne’s ‘reformed wild child’ in the Amy Poehler produced pilot Old Soul, according to Deadline.

The single camera sitcom for NBC revolves around Lyonne’s Nadia, who runs a business caring for the elderly and identifies more with her older clients than with people her own age.

Burstyn’s character Eileen, a cancer survivor with a “new-age bent” is Nadia’s touchstone and rock, reports Deadline.

Rita Moreno and Fred Willard will costar. Here’s hoping the pilot gets picked up as Poehler + the amazing cast should = Very Funny! Here's also hoping Lyonne could do double duty with this and Orange Is the New Black, because Nicky is not allowed to leave! 

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.