A couple years ago, out of desperation to find something entertaining to watch on Netflix, I watched (the first season of) The New Legends of Monkey. Overall, I didn’t care much for it. However, before I gave up on it, a character appeared who caught my attention: Sandy, played by Emilie Cocquerel. She was hot, in a down-played way, and so I kept watching. Then her character proved to be interesting: a quiet underdog, unaware of her potential, and struggling to believe in herself. Also a bit crazy.
I watched to the end of the series, which was only one season at the time. There wasn’t enough of her.
Recently, I started following Emilie Cocquerel on Instagram. A couple days ago, she posted with excitement that she had been nominated for an Emmy for her role as Sandy. I guess I found it a little surprising that this show could have been on the radar for the Emmys at all.
Today, the topic of Emmy nominations came up again while I was in front of a computer. That got me searching for the list of nominations. It took a few tries to find the one with Emilie’s name on it.
BEST PRINCIPAL PERFORMANCE IN A CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
Emilie Cocquerel, “The New Legends of Monkey”
Children’s program. That explains a lot.
Anyway, I also wondered why a show from 2018 would receive an Emmy nomination in 2021. Evidently, there was a second season released last year (2020). I haven’t watched it, and I wasn’t even aware of it. Now I’m wondering if I should. I’m not sure what a “principal performance” is, but does that mean her character has a more central role in the second season? Can I stomach another season of that show to watch more of her?