TCA: Hébert Gregory: ‘Vice Principals’ Is About Power, Not Race or Gender

Complete Coverage: TCA Summer 2016

Beverly Hills, Calif. -- Stars from HBO’s new comedy Vice Principals addressed critics' assertions that the series is about race and gender.

Vice Principals, which portrays two white male vice principals pitted against a black female principal, “is about power,” said Kimberly Hébert Gregory, who plays principal Dr. Belinda Brown, during a panel for the series at the TCA summer press tour.

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“I want to be in a space where I can fight two white men,” she said.

Hébert Gregory was joined on stage by Jody Hill, executive producer and cocreator; Danny McBride, executive producer and cocreator who stars as vice principal Neal Gamby; Georgia King, who plays Amanda Snodgrass; and Walton Goggins, who appears as vice principal Lee Russell.

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“It’s a show about two a*sholes,” said McBride, referring to his and Goggins’ characters, explaining that the show is really about their growth and journey.

Vice Principals premiered on the cabler July 17.

Jessika Walsten

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