Natasha Lyonne Tells What ‘Russian Doll’ Season 2 Tries to Achieve: “Now that I’ve stopped dying, how do I start living?”

Published 04/16/2022, 5:30 PM EDT

One of the greatest strengths Netflix has is their belief in projects. They don’t dismiss ideas just because they sound weird. Otherwise, the world would’ve been deprived of the amazing Russian Doll season one starring Natasha Lyonne. The shows’ first season won immense critical acclaim, resulting in the show’s renewal for a second season.

While talking about the second season, Natasha opened up about her love for movies. And how the second season is essentially a love letter to cinema, filled with philosophies. Let us take a look at what the Orange Is the New Black alumni had to say.

Natasha Lyonne on Russian Doll season 2


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Now that Russian Doll season 2 is finally ready to be released. Lyonne is finally sharing the stories of the production process. She co-created the Netflix series with Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland and her production business, Animal Pictures, with buddy Maya Rudolph.

The showrunner writes, directs, and stars in the second season of Russian Doll. Her character died and came back to life in the first season, and the second season asks an even deeper philosophical question. It would seem that Lyonne has learned a lot during the entire process, as the actress recently shared some of her wisdom.

While talking about her ambitions for the second season of her Emmy-winning show, Natasha praises Netflix for allowing her to bring an amazing all-female writer team, which she calls, “cerebral hotshots.”

Natasha says that they dive deeper into philosophy in the newest season, and they start raising questions like “What does it mean to be alive?”


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She says“The idea in season one was, what does it mean to be self-destructive? In season two, it’s about: “Now that I’ve stopped dying, how do I start living?”

Her love for movies


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Natasha Lyonne has been a part of the Hollywood industry for quite some time now. She received her first television job at the age of six. She played Woody Allen’s onscreen daughter in Everyone Says I Love You when she was 16 years old.

So, she has been in front of the camera her whole life. While talking about cinema she that movies are like a religion to her. It is the only thing that makes sense for her and movies have always been a big part of her life.


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She says, “That’s the language I understand. I love addicts; I understand where they’re coming from. And I understand movies.”

Russian Doll season 2 starts streaming on Netflix on April 20th. Let us know if you’ll be watching the second season of the show.



Baheen Qadri

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Baheen Qadri is an entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie. Currently, he is pursuing BA in Mass comm Hons from SCMC Pune. He loves binge-watching films and TV series on Netflix.