'Broad City' Ilana Glazer Jokes About Failing to Live Up to Fans' Expectations

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Broad City star Ilana Glazer has apparently been disappointing fans all over the country. The actress/writer/producer recently joked about how she can never live up to her fans’ expectations.

In an interview with Bustle, she said,

“You know, younger people think — they’re surprised at kind of how calm and also how tired I am. Like, I’m exhausted all the time. I’m very [sleep] deprived. So, like, I can’t really match [their expectations], and I think also people forget in the moment that there’s one of me and many of them … they couldn’t know what it feels like, but I kind of know what it feels like to be them, and also they get me, you know?”

She added that she often has trouble maintaining a “secure sense of my boundaries” when meeting fans because they often want to touch her way too much.

“People always want to touch me and hug me and that bothers me … like, because I’m 5’1, that’s another reason people feel like they can touch me, and that I hate. That really feels disrespectful. But again, I get it … People just open their arms and it’s such a beautiful thing to me, like, what a gesture. And for me, sometimes it feels right and sometimes it doesn’t.”

But Ilana understands why fans want to get so up close and personal with her.

“I always want to be transparent and vulnerable with my characters, you know. I always want to put myself in whatever I’m working on in a real way. So I do feel like people kind of know me.”

Ilana is currently back on the small screen along with bestie Abbi Jacobson on Broad City.

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