By Jonathon Dornbush
August 25, 2015 at 06:07 PM EDT

Margo Martindale, or “Character Actress Margo Martindale” as BoJack Horseman fans will know her best, has had dozens of film and TV roles, including memorable turns on JustifiedBoJack, and The Americans.

But Martindale’s accomplished work comes after years of smaller — and occasionally not great — roles. In EW’s First and Worst series, Martindale stopped by to tell us about the first role she ever had on TV, a commercial for Gilette. She also divulged the worst role, another commercial, where a wardrobe miscommunication caused her to be cut from the spot.

For more First and Worst, watch stories from Natasha Leggero, Julie Klausner, and more.

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