US actress Mikey Madison (“Max”) attended the 5th and final season celebration of FX’s “Better Things” at Hollywood Forever on February 23, 2022 in Hollywood, California.
Better Things cast and producers on site included Pamela Adlon (“Sam Fox”/Executive Producer/Writer/ Director), Hannah Riley (“Frankie”) and Olivia Edward (“Duke”). They were joined by cast members Diedrich Bader (“Rich”), Rosalind Chao (“Caroline”), Greg Cromer (“Jeff”), Rebecca Metz (“Tressa”), Kevin Pollack (“Marion”), Alysia Reiner (“Sunny”), Jeremy Williams (“Jason”), Nelson Lee (“Feng Shui Joe”), Lowam Eyasu (“Teacher”) and Phil Lamarr (“Lamarr”). Also present were Joe Hortua (Executive Producer) and Robin Ruzan (Consulting Producer).
An early critic favorite of the fall TV crop is “Better Things,” a half-hour comedy from Louis C.K. and Pamela Adlon that is the first show from FX with a female lead. The sitcom follows a divorced working mother of three, Sam Fox, a character loosely based on Adlon. The combined comedic power of C.K. and Adlon has drawn guest stars such as Julie Bowen, Lenny Kravitz, David Duchovny, and Constance Zimmer.
Breaking out in the cast is 17-year-old Mikey Madison, who plays Adlon’s eldest daughter, Max. The role is the first major part for Madison, who hadn’t considered acting until her sister married a film writer. Madison left behind the world of competitive horseback riding to try her hand at acting, easing in with short films and independents before landing “Better Things.”
In its fifth and final chapter, Better Things focuses on ‘the road ahead’ for its unconventional, unfiltered heroine, Sam Fox (Pamela Adlon), so devoted to her life as a working actor and single mother of three that she’s left little time for that one elusive thing: herself. As she navigates three daughters, each coming of age; the challenges of her chosen career; and her mother’s increasing signs of aging (as well as her own)—Sam embraces each moment, and each member of her family, with a fierce love, raw honesty and biting humor. As each of the Fox women comes of age into the next phase of their life, they are inspired to reevaluate themselves, learn from the past, and find their own direction.