If you’re anything like me, you’re counting down the days until Arrested Development‘s new season is released in May. Every time I watch the show I find something new to like, and recently I’ve been taken with Ann Veale, the placid, frumpy and devoutly religious object of George-Michael’s misplaced affections. She recently did a terrific interview with The A.V. Club, so in celebration of both the upcoming series and of Ann, here are my top five reasons to love Mae Whitman.
1. She’s terrific on Arrested Development.
In a series stuffed to the gills with seasoned veterans like Jessica Walters, Jeffrey Tambor, Amy Poehler, David Cross and Will Arnett, she holds her own, crafting a character that’s funny, memorable and strange, and doing it with practically no dialogue. (Mayonn-egg, anyone?)