Ginny Baker is the TV hero you've been waiting for. The Pitch character, played by Kylie Bunbury, is the first female Major League Baseball player. She's a strong female character—but that's just one part of it.
"One of the first things that attracted me to this project was I get to play a complex female character. She is strong, but she's also vulnerable," Bunbury told E! News' Carissa Culner at the Pitch premiere. "I think it's really important that we see women represented properly in TV and that's a multi-dimensional person, a real human being who's flawed, who's weird, who's awesome."
For her role, Bunbury went through weeks of training—and continues to do so, even during her lunch breaks—and researched one of her heroes: Serena Williams.
"I grew up watching the Williams sisters. I did a lot of research on Serena and kind of stole some things from her," she said.
Preparing for the role also included a chemistry test with co-star Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and yes, she admitted to being a little in awe of her famous new friend.
"That moment happened when we did the chemistry read…He walked in and I was like, 'Interesting, Zack Morris is about to slap my butt. This is going to be a cool day,'" she said.
Pitch premieres Thursday, Sept. 22 at 9 p.m. on Fox.