It’s the end of a comedic era. Canadian comedy Workin’ Moms just debuted its seventh and final season on Netflix last week. From the mind of Catherine Reitman, the series follows a group of mothers in Toronto as they navigate the waters of their professional, personal and love lives. Reitman, who plays Kate Foster, spends Season 7 running her PR firm, Kate Foster PR, with partners Rosie (Nikki Duval), Mo (Kevin Vidal) and Richard (Peter Keleghan). 

Recently, I had the privilege of chatting with Nikki Duval about Rosie’s journey in the final season of Workin’ Moms, what audiences can expect, working with Catherine Reitman and more. 

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This interview is edited. 

Melody McCune: We at GGA love a good origin story. What’s your origin story? How did you get into acting? 
Nikki Duval: I was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where I found a love for performing on stage. I began performing in school plays and talent shows in my early teenage years. I went on to study theater at university and got accepted into The National Theatre School of Canada. Upon graduating from that program, I began my professional career in Toronto, Ontario, where I was thrown into the world of TV and film. Here I am, almost a decade into the game, loving every minute! 
MM: Let’s talk about Workin’ Moms Season 7. What can fans expect going into the final season? 
ND: Well, without giving anything away, I can only say it is our best season yet. It’s written for the die-hard fans, who will not be disappointed. It will be a bittersweet goodbye to all your beloved characters. 
MM: What kind of journey can we expect Rosie to go on this season? 
ND: We left Rosie at the end of Season 6, becoming partner at KFPR. Expect her to embrace this responsibility now and, for the first time, own her position and talent in the firm. She finally has agency and confidence to do what she loves. But not to worry, she still does everything in her needy, desperate Rosie way. She’s still the weirdo you know and love! 
MM: Describe Season 7 using three words. 
ND: Hilarious. Boundary-pushing. Sentimental. 
A professional photo of actress Nikki Duval from Workin' Moms, with her head resting on her arm while wearing white and looking forward.

Pictured: Nikki Duval. Hair/Makeup by Brittany Sinclair. Photo by Whitney Erin Smith.

MM: Without giving too much away, do you have a favorite onscreen moment or highlight from this season? 
ND: I got to work with a cast member I had never worked with before, and it was such a great fit. So much fun to explore, and we ended up having the best character dynamic. I never would have guessed the parallels between the two! Can you guess who it is?
MM: Do you share any similarities with Rosie? 
ND: We are both often needy and insecure. I love doing comedy through desperation because I think I can relate. We are both very loyal people and will do anything for those we care about. Anything. (Even take pics of our friend’s a**holes. Shoutout to Season 5!)
MM: Is there an actor on the show you wish you had more scenes with? 
ND: Yes, I love Val so much, and Sarah McVie, who plays her. I think Rosie and Val are both very sex-positive and carry zero shame around that. So, there would be some interesting conversations being had. They are also the most outrageous characters on the show, I think. Probably why they’ve never put us in a scene together; it would be out of control. 
MM: You have a lot of scenes with Catherine Reitman. How has your work with her evolved from the first season to now? 
ND: Catherine is a monster talent. Watching her work has been absolutely incredible. When I first started in Season 1, I was pretty fresh out of theater school and very new to TV and film. I’ve learned so much from her throughout the years, and watching her do her thing has pushed me to be a better performer. She has definitely been a mentor to me. I will always be grateful to her for seeing something in me and bringing me back year after year.
I also love how Rosie and Kate’s relationship grew as the years passed. I actually got emotional when I read that Kate makes Rosie partner in Season 6. I was so proud of how far she had come. And in reflection, it seemed to mirror my journey on the show. 
MM: If you had your own PR firm, what would you call it?
ND: Knowing Rosie, she’d probably call it “BOMBBITCHES” or “PUSSYPOPPINPR” — something cliché like that yet empowering for women. And a little inappropriate for a PR firm.
MM: What else is on the horizon for you, career-wise?
ND: I am filming the Netflix Christmas movie, Meet Me Next Christmas with Christina Milian and Pentatonix. It’s been so much fun. Be sure to check it out; it’s super charming and funny. 

MM: Have you watched anything interesting lately? 
ND: Yes. Obsessed with Swarm. Dominique Fishback is my new favorite actor. I also die for Succession. And currently watching Beef. I’ve been a fan of Steven Yeun since The Walking Dead, and Ali Wong is outstanding in this.
MM: Name your favorite films.
ND: This is very hard to answer. I love so many. I will give you a variety of genres: What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, The Favourite, Mean Girls, Clueless, 10 Things I Hate About You and The Craft are tied (nostalgia is everything to me), It’s a Wonderful Life and Moana.
Thank you, Nikki, for chatting with GGA!
You can follow Nikki on Instagram (@nikkiduval). Be sure to stream Seasons 1-7 of Workin’ Moms on Netflix. 

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