Alexa Bliss says her favourite doll was inspired by a character from a ’90s PBS show.
Alexa Bliss returned in May still with the creepy doll she had while playing the supernatural version of her character, Lilly. The supernatural doll’s origin is rarely spoken about in WWE as the company decided to separate itself from Bray Wyatt after he departed from the company.
As the doll continues to be a somewhat core part of Bliss’ character, the former Women’s Champion has opened up about which television show helped inspire her to create her bizarre co-star.
Speaking on Out Of Character with Ryan Satin, Bliss revealed that the central idea for her character was to appear as though she was having an identity crisis. The former Raw Women’s Champion explained that she drew on one particularly tough period of her life for inspiration.
“I wanted to kind of have my character have a bit of an identity crisis. So with that, that’s why I kind of reverted to a child’s mentality. Because I know, for me personally, to get real about it – so when I had my eating disorders, it was a traumatic thing for me, and my brain went back to a childlike defence mechanism. And so I kind of took part of that into my character,”
Bliss then went into detail about how one of her favourite childhood television shows served as the inspiration for Lilly:
“So I remember thinking, okay, what did I like watching when I was a child? I liked watching The Big Comfy Couch. And then so I got the concept of having Lilly from the girl from the Comfy Couch’s doll, Molly.”
The Big Comfy Couch was a Canadian children’s television show about a clown named Loonette and her doll Molly who solve everyday problems on their eponymous couch. The show aired from March 2, 1992, to December 2006. It first premiered in Canada before eventually premiering in the U.S. on PBS.
H/t – Sportskeeda