“I knew nothing about wrestling beforehand,” Gilpin admitted. “And then when I started looking into it for GLOW, it's so theatrical and it's storyline-driven and there's these crazy characters. It was really easy to connect to.”
Brie added that in addition to learning their lines, the cast also endured a lot of training sessions before getting into the ring.
“All of our matches are heavily choreographed, unlike real wrestling, which is like a crazy high form of physical improv,” she explained. “We trained for a month before shooting the show and we continued to train for the three and a half months that we shot the show… They were really keyed into keeping us safe and teaching us the safest way to do things, but still you get a little banged up.”