Leslie Bibb did it. She put in the work, honed her craft, powered through the lows, and now tackles one film or television project after the next. Is it smooth sailing? Not always, but thanks to a journey that included a whole lot of determination and excellent mentorship, Bibb now gets opportunities like God’s Favorite Idiot, a new Netflix series that lets her swing for the fences playing Satan.
The show is created by Ben Falcone who also stars in it as Clark. One day, Clark is struck by lightning and the next, he glows. Turns out, that lightning strike wasn’t a random occurrence. It happens because Clark’s been chosen by God to help spread peace in an effort to ward off an impending apocalypse. Someone he’ll have to go up against in that pursuit? Bibb as Satan.
With God’s Favorite Idiot now available to stream on Netflix, Bibb joined us for an episode of Collider Ladies Night to revisit some of her journey from hitting it big with Popular to scoring a dream opportunity during the COVID-19 pandemic. While this video does feature some highlights from my conversation with Bibb, I highly recommend checking out the full hour-long conversation in podcast form below. Bibb’s got a ton of stories to share and they’re all filled with valuable insight into the realities of building a career as an actor in Hollywood.