Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Netflix's professional wrestling-based, comedy-drama series GLOW is heading to Las Vegas for Season 3, a development that star Alison Brie says the show's colorful cast of grapplers will fully embrace.
"Overall it's a very sexy season. The whole cast, all of the characters, are really embracing what it means to be in Las Vegas and the idea of what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas," Brie, who portrays Ruth on the series, told UPI in a recent interview.
Brie said the change of scenery will bring changes to the characters, who include Debbie (Betty Gilpin), Sam (Marc Maron), Carmen (Britney Young), Cherry (Sydelle Noel), Bash (Chris Lowell), Tamme (Kia Stevens), Sheila (Gayle Rankin), Melanie (Jackie Tohn), Rhonda (Kate Nash) and Justine (Britt Baron), among others.
"It's a real departure for our show, and you'll see a lot of the characters kind of trying on new identities," Brie said.
Brie's Ruth will be going a bit of an identity crisis herself in Season 3 as the Hollywood hopeful questions if professional wrestling and her new relationship with Russell (Victor Quinaz) is really what she wants.
Ruth, who wrestles as a villainous Soviet Russian known as Zoya the Destroya, also will have to deal with her mixed feelings for Sam.
"Ruth is definitely doing a lot of soul-searching this season," Brie said. "She feels lost, she feels sort of untethered. I think the struggle for Ruth this year is kind of realizing that she has no identity beyond her artistic struggle. Her whole life has been about being a struggling actress, and that really defined her.
"She's kind of wondering if she is living her dream as an actress. Is this acting? Is it fulfilling? I think she is having trouble kind of trusting her instincts or even knowing what she wants, and we see that in a romantic aspect, as well, as it sort of relates to Sam and the danger of their close proximity in Sin City," Brie said.
She also detailed the wrestling training the cast goes through for every season of GLOW, which consists of three to four weeks of in-ring workouts before filming starts and continuous training throughout the production.
Brie, who also uses a personal trainer on the side, said that while it's fun and fulfilling to perform wrestling moves such as the Suplex and Sunset Flip, the rigorous training is taxing on the body.
"I just live in a state of total body soreness all the time, so that's what led to me using CBD," she said about incorporating Manitoba Harvest's line CBD products into her diet to help with her training. "It has been a really helpful way for me to maintain balance, health and to help with my full recovery."
GLOW previously caught the attention of WWE, leading to Brie and other cast members appearing on an episode of Smackdown in 2018. When asked about the possibility of putting on a full-length WWE match in front of a live audience, the 36-year-old was open to the idea.
"I would be game to get into the ring and do something with them. I have such a respect for what they do, but I feel like my contribution would be minimal in comparison," Brie said.
"Those women who wrestle for WWE are a league of athlete that is far superior to what we're doing on the show. I feel so proud of the moves that we learn, and we legitimately do our own stunts. We put a lot of work into learning these wrestling moves really accurately and we do them well, but what those women do is total insanity. It's just elite athleticism."
Executive-produced by Weeds and Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan, GLOW is inspired by the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling -- a real-life female wrestling league and television show from the 1980s.