Show business is a tough industry to break into. Proof of this is the story of Canadian actress Annie Murphy. Although she’s finally made it thanks to a starring role in the sleeper hit sitcom ‘Schitt’s Creek’, things weren’t always as great for her career.
Life Before Schitt’s Creek
In a guest appearance on ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’, the 33-year-old talked about her life before the show. She particularly revealed how she was on the verge of giving up on her acting dreams before she landed a gig on the CBC series. Murphy recalls her ‘bleak’ situation at the time sharing how she hasn’t worked in almost two years and only had $3 to her name. Even worse, her house had just burned down as well. Two days after a breakdown due to her situation, she got an audition for ‘Schitt’s Creek’.
The show, which was the brainchild of father-and-son duo Daniel and Eugene Levy, started airing on Canadian television in 2015 and was later aired on Pop TV for American audiences. However, it only caught the attention of a larger, more devoted audience when it arrived on the streaming platform Netflix. With the series being binged watched by people all over the world, its television ratings also doubled since its premiere. In total, ‘Schitt’s Creek’ had a six-season run with the final one airing in early 2020.
As for Murphy, she says she’s going back to the ‘drawing board’ as the show that helped her career comes to an end. In an interview with Fashion Magazine, the actress shared that she will use her free time to write as she looks for her next project.
The series revolves around the story of the Rose family, a wealthy family who was forced to move into a motel after going broke. Their new home, ironically, is the titular Schitt’s Creek, which they previously looked down on.
Aside from its popularity among audiences, the show has also caught the eye of various award-giving bodies like the Emmy Awards and SAG Awards. ‘Schitt’s Creek’ and its cast were nominated for outstanding comedy series and best cast in a comedy, respectively, during the award shows’ 2019 edition.