Superstore's Nichole Bloom on shooting a 'Super Hot' episode
Every week, the cast and crew of NBC’s megastore comedy, Superstore, are taking EW readers behind the scenes of each episode. This week, actress Nichole Bloom, who plays Cheyenne, clues us in on what really went down in the 14th episode of season 2, “Super Hot Store.”
As someone who loves sipping hot tea on summer days, staying in saunas until my contacts melt to my eyeballs, and is teased by my own mother for always being cold, the episode “Super Hot Store” based on the premise that Cloud Nine becomes a virtual oven due to a computer glitch, sounded like my kind of paradise.
But my dreams of acting in sweat box were quickly put to rest. In this episode, while everyone got to act hot and bothered inside the store, my character Cheyenne, spends nearly the entire episode outside in snow. The silver lining was that I got to act and have a snowball fight alongside Mark McKinney. You probably already know Mark is a comedic mastermind, but did you also know he is actually one of the best people to work with, and one of the best people in general because he is polite and playful? Twisted but innocent! Loud but sensitive! It’s so hard for me to put into words, but here is a haiku I wrote to reflect my experience of working closely with Mark, and I hope you enjoyed the episode!
Jokes come so easy
Fake snow in Los Angeles
Spring flowers in Mark
Superstore airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on NBC.