Vincent Schilling
Indian Country Today

Cheyenne River Lakota actress from “Rutherford Falls” will have a conversation with Indian Country Today Wednesday on Instagram Live.

Jana Schmieding stars on the recently released Peacock TV series “Rutherford Falls,” which is about two friends who “find themselves at a crossroads when their small town gets an unexpected wake-up call.”

Executive producer Sierra Teller Ornelas and actors Ed Helms, Michael Greyeyes and Jana Schmieding previously sat down with Indian Country Today to discuss their excitement about “Rutherford Falls” release date on Peacock TV on April 22.

(Related: Interview with Rutherford Falls ‘comedy superstars’)

Schmieding, a veritable newcomer to the television sitcom world, told how her career as a comedian, as well as a school teacher, helped her prepare for her role as Reagan Wells, a character with friendships in and outside of her Native community on the show. She talked about the excitement of working with Greyeyes and Helms.

“It was a wonderful experience for me. I mean, I got to work with like two film and television legends,” said Schmieding, referring to Helms and Greyeyes. “It's been an absolute dream.”

A fun post with Jana Schmieding as Reagan Wells and Michael Greyeyes as Terry Thomas.

“I don't know how I scored the dream, but I'm very thankful. Thank you, Creator. I say it every day, this has been so much fun,” Schmeiding said.

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DAY: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
TIME: Noon PDT/3 p.m. EDT
INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS: Indian Country Today (@indiancountrytoday), Jana Schmieding (@janaunplgd), or Vincent Schilling (@vinceschilling)

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