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Catherine O’Hara Hopes Schitt’s Creek Inspires Queer Representation

Catherine O’Hara Hopes Schitt’s Creek Inspires Queer Representation

Catherine O’Hara Hopes ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Inspires Queer Representation

The actress, who plays Rose family matriarch Moira, also said she couldn’t stop crying while filming the proposal scene.

The final season of Schitt's Creek launches next month, and star Catherine O'Hara, who plays the wig-loving Rose family matriarch Moira, is reflecting on the show's commitment to queer representation.

While speaking with Gay Times, O'Hara anknowledged that what the show gets right is that queerness is never presented as an "issue" for the characters. "As it should be!," she said, adding that creator Dan Levy "has created a world that he wants to live in, that I want to live in. It's ridiculous that we live in a world where we don't know how to respect each other and let each other be. It's crazy. Other shows should follow suit and present the world and present humans as the best that we can be. It doesn't mean you can't laugh, that you can't be funny in light ways and dark ways. It's all still possible when you respect and love each other."

One of the show's most moving storylines was having Patrick (Noah Reid) come out to his parents, something O'Hara loved. "Because of how many stories you see that are traumatic, where parents don't understand and get angry and hurt, it's almost like you're trained to think that the characters are not going to understand. But that episode where he came out to them... so beautiful."

O'Hara was similarly moved by the episode in which David (Levy) and Patrick got engaged. "It was killer," she gushed."I cried every single time looking at Daniel as David. To see him be loved by this good good man was just killer to me...There are so many takes where I turn my back to the camera as I knew Moira was supposed to be crying like that... but it killed me. I had Kleenex behind me, trying to get my face back in order to play the scene. I didn't want to kill the take by blubbering. It was just so beautiful to see that kind of open love."

Schitt's Creek returns for its final season on January 7, with plenty more gay love to stan.

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