Actress Christine Ko can’t think of a single attribute she shares with her on-screen character Emma on the FX comedy Dave. “I wore my hair in those space buns for my audition, and the only reason why I did it was because I wanted to be someone totally different from who I am as a person,” says Ko.

“This is how I am,” she continues, referring to the fresh-faced, soft-spoken 32-year-old sitting across from me on Zoom. “I’m very smiley and sweet.”