Lane adds that her character, Bobbi, was so different to her that she actually found acting some of her scenes to be borderline frustrating.
"The confidence [of Bobbi]—it killed me! I had to remind myself to walk with my head up," Lane explains.
"She laughs all the time and that’s the opposite of me. It was annoying."
But ever the talented actors, both women have their methods for playing these parts (and given the incredible success of their previous roles, they've obviously nailed it).
"Sometimes you get a scripted line and you're like, 'I cannot say this,'" Kirke says of the confrontation at being someone completely unlike herself on-screen.
"When that comes up, I know that this is a moment where Melissa and I diverge—but it’s not like I have to pretend, it’s just that I have to find a way to do it—like if its confidence, which I don’t always have, I try to remember or think of a time where I did have confidence, and I think about what that looks like."
Kirke also adds of Lane, whom she's grown closer to after filming the series together, that the 26-year-old brought something different, and something better to the character of Bobbi.
"Watching you and getting to know you and seeing how you'd been playing [Bobbi], you brought something to her that wasn't written in the book: You brought a moral compass.
"It’s something you relate to, you're a lot more principled and moral and straight down the line than people would expect."
Lane and Kirke also had a much bigger element of their lives to bond over, too—they're both mothers.
Kirke, 37, is mother to 11-year-old Rafella and 9-year-old Memphis, while Lane welcomed a baby daughter in 2020.
"You know when you first meet someone and you have that bullshit conversation of like, 'Hey how its going?'—[Kirke and I] started talking about motherhood stuff and the stress of that, and I was like ‘okay I love this girl'," Lane explains.
Laughing, Kirke adds, "My favourtie sentence I got out of that [first] conversation was when we agreed: I love my kid, but I can’t stand motherhood."
In Conversations With Friends, Kirke and Lane's chemistry is there from the get go, and it's not hard to see why going by the conversation I just had with them. As their characters Melissa and Bobbi explore a relationship themselves, albeit one without longevity, it's clear that these two were meant to come together for this, and to discover the misconception they commonly face together: They're just like a whole bunch of other anxiety-riddled introverts out there, to coin the phrase.
If you ask us, the world needs an entire series written by, and based on them. They might not be the super-loud, extremely confident types in real life—but they, and everyone else like them, are no sidekicks, either.