‘American Auto’ star wants Mary Barra on show

A ‘Saturday Night Live’ alum whose current TV role is CEO of fictional Detroit automaker Payne Motors, Ana Gasteyer wants to arrange a guest appearance for her real-life counterpart says. general motors, Mary Rose.

“We keep pitching to find a storyline to actually put her on the show,” Gusteyer said. detroit free press.

Like Barra, Gasteyer’s character on NBC’s “American Auto” is a female CEO who tends to wear leather jackets. The show’s second her season premiered last week, and spent Barra’s first few months at the top of her GM’s Ignition in 2014. Just like her switch recall, Gasteyer’s Katherine had her Hastings flawed. was involved in the crisis surrounding a certain car.

But the similarities end there, Gasteyer said. Hastings is an industry outsider who didn’t even have a driver’s license when he was hired, in contrast to Barra’s lifelong devotion to the auto business.

“Mary was obviously very capable, very knowledgeable, and worked her way up the system,” said Gasteyer. free press“I would argue that she is probably Katherine Hastings’ biggest insecurity.”

“American Auto” creator Justin Spitzer said Payne Motors wasn’t trying to parody a specific automaker. Evoking, the other main character is descended from the Payne family, and viewers might think of Ford Motor instead.

However, Gasteyer admits that roses were the inspiration for Hastings’ leather jacket wardrobe.

“We always do [Katherine] It’s aimed at the public,” she said, “because she wants to look a little more relatable and a little more automotive.

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