The last time an adorable indie film star was cast in a network sitcom, we got the glorious bounty of hilariousness that is New Girl, so perhaps this isn’t as odd of a casting decision as it seems now.
Entertainment Weekly reports that Greta Gerwig has been cast in the spinoff pilot of How I Met Your Mother, where she’ll play Sally, who is described as such:
“…a female Peter Pan who has never grown up and has no idea of where she’s going in life. She has just figured out that she has nothing in common with her husband of less than a year. A break-up is invevitable, but Sally will find a solid circle of support in her friends and family, who are often too willing to give ‘good’ advice that can backfire badly. Meanwhile, Sally must filter out the input and decide what’s best for her.”
Ten bucks says Sally also happens to be an eccentric klutz living in Williamsburg. Chances of her hoping to open a cupcake shop are hovering at 25%. Percentage that said Williamsburg apartment has copious amounts of exposed brick: 100%.