Abby Elliott and Jeremy Allen White who star in the popular FX Tv series, ‘The Bear’ are nothing less than siblings off-screen as well. The brother-sister duo relationship follows the show when their brother Michael dies by suicide and leaves the Italian restaurant, The Beef, in Carmy’s care.
In the show, Jeremy Allen White plays Carmen ‘Carmy’ Berzatto, an award-winning New York City chef who returns to Chicago to run his late brother, Michael’s failing restaurant along with their older sister, Natalie ‘Sugar’ Berzatto, played by Abby Elliott.
The show also stars, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ayo Edebiri, and Lionel Boyce. The second season of the show is set to premiere on Hulu on June 22, 2023, one year after the release of the first season.
“I adore him” – Abby Elliott on Jeremy Allen White
The 36-year-old co-star in an interview with People, talks more about how she adores playing the role of an elder sister to 32-year-old Jeremy Allen White. Although on screen the pair don’t have the best relationship, there’s a lot of sibling love between them off-screen.
“I really feel like Jeremy could be my brother in real life,” she said. “I adore him. I showed a picture of my grandfather when my grandfather was younger to Jeremy, and they look so similar, it’s eerie almost. And he showed me a picture of his sister and was like, You guys look alike.’”
She also revealed that the next season will be focusing on the past of the characters and how it affects their relationship. Talking about her character, Sugar, she said
“I’m excited for [viewers] to get to know the character a little more, and get to know where she’s coming from and more about her family and her relationship with Carmy, This next season really dives into a lot of the characters that people were curious about. I think people will be very excited.”
Season 1 of ‘The Bear’ was an absolute success, and Jeremy Allen White won Best Actor in a Comedy Series at Critics Choice Television Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Critics’ Choice Awards.
Talking more about the show’s success, Elliott believes that the storyline, as well as the stunning performances, contributed to it.
“I think most people at some point have either worked in a restaurant themselves or known someone who worked at a restaurant, and they could relate to just how chaotic that lifestyle is. And with all the restaurant chaos, the show also has this family story and this heart to the show,” Elliot says.
“I think people can connect to that as well of loving someone or knowing someone that had addiction issues or just family drama in general. Also visually, the show is shot so beautifully — and there’s food,” she adds. “And we all love food, right?”