Katherine Ryan's Brutally Honest Interview | The Duchess

17 sep 2020
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Katherine Ryan is known for her honesty. We took that and ran with it when we interviewed her about her new show The Duchess. She tells us the story of how she came up with it, what it was like moving into acting, and how she felt getting notes on her work.
She's hilarious, blunt, and honest so check it out.
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Katherine Ryan's Very Honest Interview | The Duchess
Katherine's a single mom juggling her career, her tween daughter, her relationship with her boyfriend - and pondering getting pregnant with her ex.

  • "they live with you, forever. Noone ever tells you that" haha

    SahSah8 dögum síðan
  • Yes! If i see a fab outfit, i have many questions ... Ive made a friend hehehe

    SahSah8 dögum síðan
  • I have to say, I loooove her fashion style, definitely not made me hate her!

    W AW A8 dögum síðan
  • Her style is horrible tho, both in real life and in the show.

    Blue GirlBlue Girl9 dögum síðan
  • Who even care to what you say

    James lolec J. TapiruJames lolec J. Tapiru15 dögum síðan
  • Love this show love this woman!!

    Miranda DarlingMiranda Darling17 dögum síðan
  • Oh, another bad moms thing. Oh well.

    Birgitta NilssonBirgitta Nilsson20 dögum síðan
  • I love her! Really enjoyed this series.

    Kristi BusheKristi Bushe20 dögum síðan
  • Fuck ya! I love fab outfits and the women who rock them. Whatever to that bullshit narrative. Women don't hate each other. Move on boys.

    movingdragonsmovingdragons21 degi síðan síðan
  • Yes... Please don't take their innocence from them 😭

    royalbuff123royalbuff12321 degi síðan síðan
  • Great show - hope there’s a season 2! Love Katherine she’s hilarious!

    care bedfordcare bedford24 dögum síðan
  • I love her and this show and reject the idea that she is "unlikable" because I fucking ADORE her!!! When they say unlikable they mean she says and does what she wants and doesn't pretend to give a shit about things that aren't important to her. She loves her daughter and her friend and job and runs her life as she sees fit. Five minutes into the first episode i was texting all my friends to tell them to watch it ❤

    Autumn BraleyAutumn Braley25 dögum síðan
  • the series is really fun and really cute and very good. but the wardrooooobe

    Maria Manuela DelgadoMaria Manuela Delgado25 dögum síðan
  • I loved this, my single mother and I watched it and honestly if her an I had been smarter those other bitch moms would have had some scary enemies. Really loved it I thought that it was hilarious, also the clothes were amazing.

    Kalila RehrigKalila Rehrig26 dögum síðan
  • I love your show! So inspiring! So relatable🙌🏻🥰

    Tara TTara T27 dögum síðan
  • I really enjoyed watching The Duchess, it was witty and fun, and Katherine Ryan was great in it.

    silliepixiesilliepixie28 dögum síðan
  • So I have this really unhealthy “sibling like” relationship with my daughter and I just wanted to make sure we celebrated that ! #2020

    Documenting Ordinary Thoughts D.O.T.Documenting Ordinary Thoughts D.O.T.28 dögum síðan
  • I want another series it was sooooo good

    Tilda FrancisTilda Francis28 dögum síðan
  • It's like the Gilmore Girls, but on acid.

    MichaelMichael28 dögum síðan
  • It’s because the character is genuinely a terrible person (cheating on her boyfriend, lying, blackmailing with her unwanted explicit photos etc) and she doesn’t evolve - she’s actually presented as being in the right in every situation. Was really looking for some character development.

    Freya ghcFreya ghc29 dögum síðan
  • What I understand is, this character is a Sagittarius personality and I’m here for it. ✨✨✨

    M SkiM Ski29 dögum síðan
  • ubercuntism! ... yeah!

    Sean CloughSean Clough29 dögum síðan
  • Loved this show. Great writing

    Clarity WestClarity WestMánuði síðan
  • Excellent mini series with hilarious, solid performances. I enjoyed hating the Duchess’s ruthless manipulation of everybody whilst being an obviously accomplished, fierce, black mum. The best wardrobe since sex and the city.

    Leo sLeo sMánuði síðan
    • Leo s black mum?

      Kari kiiiksKari kiiiks26 dögum síðan
  • I could tell that scene a the hair dressers' was special. I was truly touched by that scene.

    Jaka JarcJaka JarcMánuði síðan
  • the way she promised to show her bum, even bigger and better...

    Luka PešunLuka PešunMánuði síðan
  • Great show, written so clever and creatively and beautifully produced. Love how she is challenging socially accepted behaviour and standards, but at the same time not trying to idealise new sets of rules. It's very much about just being yourself as you are, respecting that and not necessarily needing a 'prince' to complete you. Thank you for making this series! I would be sad to not see a second season, but I fear it may be somewhat to controversial for mainstream public.

    Viane TowoViane TowoMánuði síðan
    • @HumanKaleidoscope great shows

      Chantal FinnChantal Finn15 dögum síðan
    • @HumanKaleidoscope Thnx for the tips! Found Derry Girls, but the other one is not available in the Netherlands (yet).

      Viane TowoViane Towo29 dögum síðan
    • I love this show for all the reasons you pointed out. You should also check out "Can't Cope Won't Cope" and "Derry Girls" on Netflix if you want to watch other shows with a similar spirit. :)

      HumanKaleidoscopeHumanKaleidoscope29 dögum síðan
  • I hate the way female comedians are treated, usually by insecure straight men and insecure women. Why, and this happens aaall the time, do professional women get so openly called out or judged by what they wear when it has no bearing on their profession? This never happens to men. It’s pure sexism. That aside, I Iove this show - it’s funny and with heart, well crafted and expertly written. I’ve been a fan of Katherine for years, so I’m pleased she’s had the recognition, talent and opportunity to do this!

    Ryan PriceRyan PriceMánuði síðan
  • The haircutting scene gave me feelings. Didn't cut my daughter's hair until she was six and insisted on it.

    Steph LJSteph LJMánuði síðan
  • I was honestly really disappointed with the whole thing, in this interview she says her character is bad person, which I agree with but the entire series is about how her opinion is the only good one and she is always in the right somehow even when she is wrong

    vanittah mwangivanittah mwangiMánuði síðan
    • How was she a bad person? Flawed, definitely, guarded, absolutely, but not a bad person.

      Brad MillerBrad Miller24 dögum síðan
  • I love this series. Such great natural writing.

    BaluvideoBaluvideoMánuði síðan
  • Season 2 pleasee too short and too good

    Brazil 93Brazil 93Mánuði síðan
  • The actor who plays the mother at the school gate is absolutely brilliant. Loved her:)

    kelvynificationkelvynificationMánuði síðan
  • If the Duchess was a real person she would probably be cancelled but i Love the character ☺️.

    Waka Waka AbbyWaka Waka AbbyMánuði síðan
    • Cancelled for what? Being a fierce mama bear? She wasn't perfect, but not a bad person either. And nobody is perfect.

      Brad MillerBrad Miller24 dögum síðan
  • The show has gotten mostly mediocre to unfavorable reviews from professional critics but personally I thought there were things to enjoy in the show and definate potential for it. I definately think Ryan is a great bet for a TV offering, her talent, looks, fashion, and her unique position as a N American whose built her career and professional identity in the UK, are winning factors. I think there's some strong themes to explore in the story such as the single mother-only daughter bond and the juxtaposition of this beautiful innocent looking mother who struggles with bieng creatively destructive with her funny but cruel verbal abilities. The acting is pretty good and the Shep character is especially effective. The biggest problem is that a number of the characters choices are hugely unrealistic. (Not saying such things would never happen in the real world but truth has the luxury of bieng unbelievable and still accepted.) Ryan's character openly disrespects and demeans her boyfriend on so many dimensions that his tolerance for this despite his high self-regard undermines his credibility as a fully-fleshed persona. The idea that Katherine would continue to try to have another child - not pet ferret- but *child* with Shep after he deeply betrayed her makes no sense. Then the scene in which Ryan and her daughter are meeting with the social worker is another example, as although the daughter desperately wants a sibling and is smart enough and old enough to have sufficient self-awareness, she starts saying things that frame her mother as incredibly irresponsible. That also broke credibility. Those are some examples, but character-based structural problems like this exist throughout the whole narrative. Also Ryan's acting isn't terrible, but it is noticably wooden. Likely to the fact that she dosent have extensive acting experience, but its underscored by the fact that the rest of the acting talent, even the child actress, is pretty strong. I could still see her growing more polished as an actress by a subsequent season. I think alot of the real issues here come down to the fact that she wasn't given enough support from experienced TV fiction writers. There's alot of good material to work with that just needs to be evened out by an understanding of story and TV fiction structure. Maybe there was no possiblity of budget for a whole writing team, but Netflix could have provided at least 1 or 2 co-writers or invested script doctors. You can't just take a stand-up with no TV fiction experience and then expect her material alone to support a 500k-2mil pound/dollar TV season that goes out to an international and at this point fairly savvy audience.

    C AC AMánuði síðan
    • LMFAO, the part were she dumps on the BF and he goes with is all too real as is the part where you try and have a baby to make a hopeless relationship work.

      Jemie BridgesJemie Bridges23 dögum síðan
    • @Brad Miller lol no worries.

      C AC A24 dögum síðan
    • @C A somehow I missed the N lol. I think I might have read it as "an American" (which you could make the same argument for, but everyone knows "America" colloquially to mean specifically the USA).

      Brad MillerBrad Miller24 dögum síðan
    • @Brad Miller I know. N American includes the US as well as Canada. I think critics do have a role to play, but often they definately get it wrong. In this case, the truth is that her show does have real problems, but it's not terrible. There's some funny dialogue and alot of the actors are pretty good.

      C AC A24 dögum síðan
    • That's the rub. Professional critics are never on the same page as regular people. It's kind of crazy that they even exist at all or that anybody listens to them. They never know what they are talking about. She's Canadian, btw.

      Brad MillerBrad Miller24 dögum síðan
  • She is amazing!! I loved her for years! Thank you for The Duchess!!!

    Amanda EAmanda EMánuði síðan
  • I like this show quite a bit. Good job!

    J GJ GMánuði síðan
  • Whole new appreciation for the show, the character and for Catherine Ryan's talent.

    Enat PEnat PMánuði síðan
  • Hmm ... I like my duvet to be as thin as possible. Not sure what that says about my choice in women.

    Martin SchouMartin SchouMánuði síðan
  • No explanation for the eye shadow? The Duchess is amaaazing, btw.

    AustenheadAustenheadMánuði síðan
    • Because she likes pink? Idk it looks cool and a little over the top. But I think that's the point. I wouldn't wear it myself, but u think it look great one her ^^

      T enetennbaT enetennbaMánuði síðan
  • It was actually very funny but finished so fast..

    Aranielle BAranielle BMánuði síðan
  • I just want to straighten that lampshade!

    cyndiluna1cyndiluna1Mánuði síðan
  • Anyone know the name of the woman who plays the hairdresser at 1:43 I can't think of her name

    Alan MaloneAlan MaloneMánuði síðan
  • The title of this video is silly - bitch she's not being brutally honest, she's being herself - an honest person who's crazy talented

    Jessica AitkenJessica AitkenMánuði síðan
  • probably is the most shit movie i ve ever seen but i was stuck in the front of tv watching it ! i am looking forward for the next series !!!

    doina dragomirdoina dragomirMánuði síðan
  • great series

    john e Lawlerjohn e LawlerMánuði síðan
  • Honestly the ending part was not satisfactory... Should've been a lil bit more honest with the daughter at the end.and be a lil kind to Evans . They are keeping her in the comfort bubble and not letting her aware of the reality which is not healthy.

    Social VeganSocial VeganMánuði síðan
    • @Chingiz Zhylkybayev @Chingiz Zhylkybayev It wasn't just poor impulse control though. The daughter was never a part of Evan's anger and if he can hurt the daughter because he was angry then he can certainly hurt her again if katherine pushes her too much. He was a good person and he was pushed far too much and he lashed out, but Katherine herself is saying that her character in the drama wasn't a good person. Evan was by far the most emotionally stable on the overall of the entire series, but in the end, Katherine (the character) wasn't ready for a relationship and what she needed was a therapist (like she says in the series). Evan wasn't a really good person, he was decent, like many people, he tried and just because he was better than a lot of the characters it doesn't mean that he was the best. He got angry and hurt a kid. You need to understand that children deserve to be sheltered for as long as they can be. What Evan did went directly against that.

      karamel popcornkaramel popcorn7 dögum síðan
    • @Chingiz Zhylkybayev right, that girl is gonna have major daddy issues once she realises her dad sucks. It will probably happen when she's a teenager and rebel massively

      Air QuotesAir Quotes10 dögum síðan
    • @Marius Malus plus Evan wasn't trying to hurt Olive, he just blurted it out after she asked why he was hitting her father. That wasn't vicious, just poor impulse control.

      Chingiz ZhylkybayevChingiz Zhylkybayev13 dögum síðan
    • @Marius Malus it wasn't about their relationship, it was about her father in general. I'm sorry, but trying to upkeep the father's image as a great guy when he's not is nothing but feeding into an outdated societal standard of "every kid needs to have two parents". No, they don't, and if their sperm donor is a jackass, they need to know. No, not "have the right to know" - NEED to know.

      Chingiz ZhylkybayevChingiz Zhylkybayev13 dögum síðan
    • That's just my opinion... That I was not satisfied... If u have different opinion..fine by me .

      Social VeganSocial VeganMánuði síðan
  • Best of 2020

    Valeria CossioValeria CossioMánuði síðan
  • Netflix is trash. If u watch it u r as a result trash.

    Paul KealohaPaul KealohaMánuði síðan
  • That show is fantastic. I hope there will be a season 2

    MarilinaaMarilinaaMánuði síðan
  • Loved this. Cant wait for series 2.

    Lynne StewartLynne StewartMánuði síðan
  • I really liked the show and hope we will see more of it 👍

    Miss ElunicMiss ElunicMánuði síðan
  • Love Kathryn Ryan 💗

    Pink WellyPink WellyMánuði síðan
  • just glancing at the thumbnail i thought she was Contrapoints! they have similar fashion taste

    Allison HartAllison HartMánuði síðan
  • Another reason I canceled my Netflix.

    Timothy stinsonTimothy stinsonMánuði síðan
    • Why

      Camille RichardCamille RichardMánuði síðan
  • Loved the weird family unit dynamic in this show! But it ended so suddenly! I wish they had kept on with the pregnancy storyline into the second season.

    Chrys .LoiChrys .LoiMánuði síðan
  • i wanna be her best friend

    ParnazParnazMánuði síðan
  • Every time she opens her mouth, I’m like YAAASSSSS QUEEN

    EfflorescenteyEfflorescenteyMánuði síðan
  • Clown makeup?

    IT CUIT CUMánuði síðan
    • 2020 is the year for it between IT, Trump, and the Joker clowns have filled this year.

      Jemie BridgesJemie Bridges23 dögum síðan
  • She reminds me of Jenna Marbles in a way

    TheJubessTheJubessMánuði síðan
  • #cancelnetflix Stop funding paedophilea

    OhRightOkOhRightOkMánuði síðan
  • Keen for season 2

    IzzyIzzyMánuði síðan
  • Katherine Ryan is just one of my favourite people

    Katie DawkinsKatie DawkinsMánuði síðan
  • I loved this show, and my roommate loved it too. I still don't understand the negative reviews, they're mostly just criticisms about how Katherine's characters aren't "likable enough". As if no other comedies have created outrageously unlikable characters for comedic effect...

    Muzikafreak92Muzikafreak92Mánuði síðan
    • @Faris Almomen I get that, and men treat women terribly in basically every single sitcom on television and are treated as the punchline themselves. At most, they're a "nagging" partner, more often they are the flavor of the week. At least Evan got to be a whole person, flaws and all.

      Muzikafreak92Muzikafreak9210 dögum síðan
    • I think the criticism comes from the idea that her bad behavior is touted as correct. The bad behavior is not the actual joke or the punchline like in other shows, it’s just a means for her to appear heroic in a problematic way. The biggest example is how her mistreatment of Evan, who is genuinely a good person, appears to be justified and his whole character dismissed so quickly over one emotional mistake in the last episode. Despite that, I actually loved the show overall.

      Faris AlmomenFaris Almomen10 dögum síðan
    • what i didn't like about the show is that how they made the nice guy as the villain, which is true but only in the last episode. And this made other people forget that he was mistreated by the main character

      hel lohel lo21 degi síðan síðan
    • @Muzikafreak92 it's just not all that good.

      Victoria LacosteVictoria Lacoste23 dögum síðan
    • @HeartOfSky Spending your time watching shows where the main characters are artificially created "good" people is just self-deception.

      Dead DollDead Doll24 dögum síðan
  • Katherine Ryan, a true Canadian treasure.

    SerofSerofMánuði síðan
    • Agree except she left the cold North a longggg time ago.

      Hannah GutteridgeHannah Gutteridge18 dögum síðan
  • Bring naruto back

    Miranda H.Miranda H.Mánuði síðan
  • Pedophiles

    Sh WhatSh WhatMánuði síðan
  • watched it all in one day, tbh the humour wasn't really my thing but I did love that haircut scene and it made me tear up, now that i know that really happened i think i wish it had had a few more 'real' scenes. I felt like she let her daughter plan her life and at the end she wasn't going to be happy. Dr. dentist was more understanding than anyone i've ever met and i think she was just cruel to him at the end, he was telling Olive the truth and i think thats what kids need to hear sometimes. Very curious about what would happen in a season two because it seems that while she lets her daughter rule the roost she will be alone, especially as Olive grows up as she appears to be starting to do. I want more of her best friend, I wanted to know more about her and her husband and family dynamic.

    Tasha ElyTasha ElyMánuði síðan
  • I’m bitterly disappointed that this wasn’t much longer than it was! Brilliant show. Looking forward to many more seasons

    Good Golly, Miss LollyGood Golly, Miss LollyMánuði síðan
    • Doubt there will be (Brit shows tend to end when it gets good and dont drag on much)..but maybe a spinoff? That would be cool!

      Hannah GutteridgeHannah Gutteridge18 dögum síðan
  • Pink eye to a whole new level.

    T.L.M.T.L.M.Mánuði síðan
  • 0:48 Is that the ISpastr Johhnny Harris I'm seeing??!?

    YT WongYT WongMánuði síðan
  • It’ll be even bigger and better Hahahaha

    MayaMayaMánuði síðan
  • Loved the show but it was too short! :(

    Naomi SteinNaomi SteinMánuði síðan
  • I said some shit on another video about not liking her character at the beginning but ain’t that when you’re supposed to get hooked? I’m no tv exec but If the character is not likeable in the beginning people switch off... I nearly did. But really glad I didn’t. Great show.. love Ryan.. she’s a sort.

    Alex FAlex FMánuði síðan
    • The characters aren't supposed to be likable!

      kmackmac22 dögum síðan
    • I loved her in the beginning. She's my kind of people.

      Brad MillerBrad Miller24 dögum síðan
    • I watched it all and I still don't like her. In fact, I like her less than I did at the beginning. But the show does have a quality that makes you want to watch more. I just wish it would make me care more about some of the characters.

      KM539KM539Mánuði síðan
  • Regarding the wardrobe, I really enjoyed the "over dressing" I want to see more people doing their thing irl

    KatharineKatharineMánuði síðan
    • Agreed!

      INK BerlinerINK Berliner3 dögum síðan
  • Katherine mind fixing my wardrobe up for me cause god your looks are killer 😻😻😻👗👠

    Katherine TonerKatherine TonerMánuði síðan
    • Katherine Toner I propose this as a series

      i.e.presentsi.e.presentsMánuði síðan
  • I haven't watched it yet but I'm always down for a story with a flawed protagonist

    Sita SSita SMánuði síðan
    • the disappointing part was what they did to the nice guy, they made him look like the ahole(which is true because the child didn't deserve it) and they made everyone forgot that he was really mistreated by the main character

      hel lohel lo21 degi síðan síðan
    • @Mr. & Mrs SmithI personally like how few episodes there were as I could finish it quicker but it was still so good.

      MariaMaria28 dögum síðan
    • Robyn Fawn oh yes I loved fleabag

      Sita SSita SMánuði síðan
    • nunya biznez what? That’s simply not true

      Camille RichardCamille RichardMánuði síðan
    • Stories about flawless protagonists are not stories at all.

      nunya bizneznunya biznezMánuði síðan
  • People needs to stop using the term Narcissism so freely to describe characters who are clearly not narcs!

    M. S.M. S.Mánuði síðan
    • Right? It's not a synonym for self absorbed/dramatic/demanding. Also, a lot of female autistics are unfairly labelled as the above or as narcissists when they just have a different wiring to others.

      frolickinglionsfrolickinglionsMánuði síðan
  • Her brand of feminism feels performative

    L BL BMánuði síðan
    • @EMILY GRAY It just never comes off as genuine or particularly insightful in her stand-up? It comes off as a bit canned to me.

      L BL BMánuði síðan
    • How so?

      EMILY GRAYEMILY GRAYMánuði síðan
  • I didn't know she was the star. IMDB says she just "appears" in it. I'm a huge fan so now I have more Katheryn to binge

    Sarah SheltonSarah SheltonMánuði síðan
  • i love how much katherine dresses up. my mum always told me never dress down for the expectations of others and its word to live by.

    Grace AliceGrace AliceMánuði síðan
    • Great advice from your mum, some of the people you see today with giant fat rolls hanging over the top of the pants for example makes me think oh my god darling, nobody wants to see that, or peoples shorts so short you can see everything nature gave them is just well ..... no class. 🤮

      Psychic GemPsychic Gem9 dögum síðan
  • Love her series, I hope for many more seasons!✌❤

    Therese NydahlTherese NydahlMánuði síðan
  • Was this series made by and for people with Gilles de la Tourette syndrom? 😳🗯

    Ditte DatteDitte DatteMánuði síðan
  • The scene with the haircut actually made me tear up.

    Rachael MantoRachael MantoMánuði síðan
    • Which episode

      L JL J13 dögum síðan
    • It made me cringe. I think I'm going to have to pass on "The Karen Show."

      AAMánuði síðan
    • Kaylee Cheladyn me neither. I went into this thinking it would be a funny and light hearted show which it mostly was but this show was amazing.

      George ListerGeorge ListerMánuði síðan
    • I sobbed. I wasn't expecting to but I definitely did! Haha.

      Kaylee CheladynKaylee CheladynMánuði síðan
  • Katherine is too nice bit her eyes shade ruined the interview

    Baazigar BaltimoreBaazigar BaltimoreMánuði síðan
    • @ktellusastory it's my choice to judge or not ...

      Baazigar BaltimoreBaazigar BaltimoreMánuði síðan
    • maybe listen to what she says instead of always judging women especially by how they look.

      ktellusastoryktellusastoryMánuði síðan
    • I was wondering if anyone else felt the same way about the shadow.

      Beautiful Browne SoulBeautiful Browne SoulMánuði síðan
  • 1 million subscribers 14 minutes - 132 views. What !!!

    Baazigar BaltimoreBaazigar BaltimoreMánuði síðan
  • Hola como estan negros

    wsantiagow 1946wsantiagow 1946Mánuði síðan