UnREAL's Shiri Appleby Stands By Season 2, Predicts a 'Better' Season 3

Shiri Appleby knows that Season 2 of UnREAL was, shall we say, polarizing. But, ahead of Season 3 (which starts filming in February), the Lifetime drama’s writers are “really focused already on trying to figure out what worked and didn’t work,” she promised TVLine’s Michael Ausiello on the red carpet at Sunday’s Emmys.

In the wake of Season 2’s criticisms, the show’s scribes, she continued, are busy strategizing “how we can do better and improve for Season 3.”

Not that the actress doesn’t appreciate the gambles that Team UnREAL wagered after roaring out of the gate with the well-received Season 1. “I think the writers took some really big swings,” she said, “and tried to discuss some big topics, which… is commendable.”

Press PLAY on the video above to check out the whole interview — including Appleby and co-star Constance Zimmer’s approach to Emmy night.