The characters, the set and the humor may be the same, but according to Metcalf, the revival season will be much more "political."
"It's a bit political at times, because you can't ignore that," she shared. "But it stays true to the earlier version, where it's mostly about the family and little incidents. It's really nostalgic that way."
As for her new project, Lady Bird, Metcalf admitted it was "bizarre" to heard awards talk surrounding her performance.
"It was a little independent movie... and I read it and I wanted to work with Greta Gerwig and Scott Ruden and Saoirse Ronan, and it was just one of those movies that took off," she said. "Everybody relates to it in a different way, and I think it has become really moving to a lot of people."
"Surreal is the word," she said of a possible Oscar nomination. "I've only done a handful of movies, and it's sort of a different world for me; I've been doing a lot of theater. But the best part of it always is to be recognized by peers and to be proud of the project that you were in, and to work with people that you respect and you get better by being paired with."