The 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' creator and star also says she owes 'Jane the Virgin' actress Gina Rodriguez a steak dinner

By Shirley Li
December 10, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST
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To Rachel Bloom, star and co-creator of The CW’s delightful musical comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, her surprise Golden Globe nomination Thursday morning is — what else? — “crazy.” 

She didn’t think it would be. Bloom woke up early — at 4:45 a.m. PT exactly — to catch the Golden Globe nominations, and tells EW that she even had time to do some holiday shopping online, but as soon as her name was the first one called for the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy, she dropped everything else for the day.

“This is crazy, I’m pretty punch drunk. I haven’t had coffee, I haven’t eaten, I haven’t showered,” she says. “I finished filming at midnight last night, and I was so tired … I’m the most disgusting, smelly person, and it’s glorious. I could be covered in feces right now and still be jubilant.”

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Luckily, Bloom will get a chance to clean up eventually for a steak dinner with none other than Jane the Virgin‘s Gina Rodriguez, a fellow nominee and last year’s winner in the same category. As Bloom put it, the two had met at the CW upfronts earlier in 2015, where Rodriguez predicted Bloom’s awards success. 

“When I first met Gina at the upfronts, she said, ‘Oh, you’re going to be nominated for a Golden Globe, and if you are, you owe me a steak dinner,’ ” Bloom explains. “I guess I owe her a steak now, which I’m happy to do! I’m going to take Gina out for steak. That’ll be fun.” 

Also fun: What Bloom imagines her giddily hilarious, in-over-her-head character Rebecca Bunch would do if she were nominated. According to Bloom, if Bunch were to somehow end up on the Golden Globes’ shortlist, “She would run through the streets of West Covina, stop traffic in her mind, and dance on cars on the freeway.” Sounds about right.

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