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Karan Soni talks Other Space, Daniel Radcliffe, Deadpool, and more - Exclusive interview

Karan Soni has become a staple in several Paul Feig projects, but he launched his long-running relationship with the writer and director when he starred in Feig's 2015 series Other Space. Sadly, the goofy space comedy had a bit of a crash landing when Yahoo! Screen disappeared, and the series lost its home. Luckily for Soni and Feig, the sci-fi streaming service DUST pulled the series out of the rubble, giving Other Space a new platform. 

Since Other Space first aired, Soni has gone on to snag the role of Dopinder in Deadpool and scored a spot in Feig's Ghostbusters. He also starred in Jenifer Aniston's Office Christmas Party and Ryan Reynolds' Detective Pikachu as well as Trolls World Tour, and he also has a part in Melissa McCarthy's Superintelligence

Scattered between his major movies are guest-starring roles on shows like The Goldbergs and Brooklyn Nine-Nine — and his series regular role in Daniel Radcliffe's Miracle Workers. Soni may be busy, but he's still down to revive his role as Captain Stewart Lipinski on Other Space.

Looper spoke with Karan Soni to dive deep into his role on Other Space as well as a series of other subjects, like what Daniel Radcliffe is really like, his time on Ghostbusters, and what it's been like working with comedy icons like Feig, McCarthy, and Kristen Wiig.

Other Space charms new fans

If people missed watching the first time, what's one thing you would like new viewers to know about Other Space?

Oh, that's a great question. If you missed watching the first time, I would say that since the first time the show came out, a lot of the cast members have gone on to do some very cool other projects. And so I would say to people [who] are new to the show, check it out, because probably one, two, or more of your favorite guest stars from some other show, are on this show together. And they're very funny.

And then the whole show is really fun, and it was five years ago, so we all look, you know... The glow up is real, as they say. As someone says. So I would just say, yeah, I think you'll be really surprised by how many of your sort of favorite funny people are on the show together that you didn't even know existed. So that's the short and sweet version of it.

That was something really cool to notice as well, going through it. Because not many people have actually heard about it and we were like, "This show is awesome."

Awesome. Yeah. [That's] like the recurring thing from journalists, like today that I've been speaking to, which is really exciting and makes us happy, because we put a lot of work in it obviously — and at the time we were very proud of it.

And then you sort of just file it away in your Hollywood folder of like, "That was a project that didn't get a second season, but you know, we did the best that we could." And then now to hear people be like, "Oh, I watched every episode." And it's like, that's amazing. So it's great.

Will season 2 happen?

If given the opportunity, would you be game for a season 2?

Oh yeah, for sure. I would. I just remember, we only did even eight episodes the first time, and I'm a huge sci-fi fan, and I genuinely never thought I would get to play in this space because by then, I had been very firmly in the comedy lane in my career.

And in Hollywood it's sort of like, if you're known for one thing, you keep playing in that world. And I was fine with that because I love doing comedy, but a part of me had been like, "Oh man, I guess I'm never going to get to be in one of those sci-fi things," because they just are so different, tonally, from what this show was. And then I remember getting the first episode to read, and auditioning for it, and then specifically getting fitted for the spacesuit, and just thinking like, "This is so fun."

And I just feel like, with a lot of things, you feel like, okay, the story's over and we can keep making more, but there isn't much to say. But I feel like, with this, we really did just scratch the surface with the show. And there's just so many stories and so many things that are left to do with it.

And then I also feel like with the concept of the show, it doesn't feel weird for it to come back many years later. Because we can sort of explain anything away on the show with the tone of it. So I feel like, if anything, the writers will come up with a very fun reason [for] why it took five or six years if it came back. But in either case, the show at the time — when it was made and came out — was a huge moment for me in my career.

And I was a huge, huge, huge... Still am, [a] fan of Paul Feig. It's like the classic Hollywood thing where you're a fan of someone and the next day you're like, "Oh, you're going to be in an audition room, and that person's going to watch you audition." And you're like, "What is happening?"

And then the fact that it went all the way in and we got to become friends, and then he got to cast me in Ghostbusters — and all these amazing things that came out of it. So I have such fond memories of that whole experience.

Where are the Other Space characters now?

What do you think a season 2 could bring?

Well, for season 2 I think we should... My ideal hope is that one of the charms of the first season was sort of that it looked a little janky because we didn't have all the money on the planet. And I think [there are] a lot of guys [who] saw the trailer for the HBO Avenue 5, or watched that show, and the station, looks so cool like it could be in a movie.

I kind of love that our show doesn't look like that. And so I hope that if it comes back, it stays sort of those things. And then my other hope is that we add another A.I. type of character to the one that we already had because those things are really fun. And then I think in season 2, it would be cool to get to go more on different planets.

They did that for one episode in this one, which was very funny, where they went down to a planet. But the rest of us never got to really leave the set, the spaceship. So I think it would be cool to do like the entire crew, like a camping on another planet kind of episode. And then, of course, I love A.R.T. the robot, and you know there's got to be some other stowaway robots on that.

And, of course, the coffee robot was probably the most fun day of work I've ever had. To have him be on the bridge of the ship, in the captain's chair, saying some maniacal crazy things, was maybe the most fun I've ever had. So any kind of robot characters I'm open to.

You might've already answered this, but what was your most memorable moment filming on set?

I think the most memorable one would be, there's a moment in the last episode when me and Eugene [Cordero] are tethered to the ship, where we're in space, in actual space, and they hooked us up to a crane — essentially to a green screen and lifted us like eight to 10 feet in the air. And we had to do this whole scene as if we were floating through space. That was really special and cool because I had, at that point, I'd never done anything like that. And so I definitely remember that as being like, "Oh, I feel like I'm in a big sci-fi movie right now."

The Other Space party people

Do you have a favorite scene?

Oh, that's a good question. I think my favorite scene is in episode two when it's Neil [Casey and me,] and one other character I forget. I think my sister, and we're trapped, and we're about to be flown out into space by Dave Franco. And Neil's character talks about his past and how dark his past is. And he does it with a straight face and no emotion.

And I just remember being like, "I've never had a harder time not laughing." And I just remember that moment being like "I could be in this scene forever because it's just so funny." And his entire performance was so funny.

Your character in Other Space got into a lot of hijinks in the show. Were there any wild times on set?

Yes. There were a lot of wild times. I would say the episode where I... There's an episode where I'm having sex dreams about an alien. That was quite crazy because I had to make some sounds, and some horny sounds, I don't know how to say it, in front of a lot of people, which was just so, so crazy and very fun. And I think one of my favorite episodes is when, you know, the coffee robot.

It takes over the ship. And you know, we had all practical robots on this show, they were puppets, robotic puppets. And it was just so silly and fun to see this coffee robot point a gun at us and take us hostage and sit in the captain's chair. I mean, almost every day was like a new, fun thing that we were doing and a lot of the show was practical effects and stuff.

So that part was really fun. Like the A.I. computer on the show, she was live. Conor [Leslie], the actress, she was in another room, and Paul wanted her to be able to improvise with us. So it was a really smart decision. She was live from another room, [so we could] see her, and interact with her on a screen. And it was just, all of it was really fun, and every day it was like we were doing something new that none of us had really gotten to do before in other jobs.

What do you think Captain Stewart is up to now, in the five years since Other Space aired? How do you think he'd handle life in 2020?

I think he sees the best in everything, in every situation. So I think he would see the best parts of everything that's happening in the world. And I think he would do just fine. And I think a part of him would be sad to be back on Earth.

I think he likes exploring and being out there. So I hope for his sake that he's on some other planet, like discovering something somewhere, but I feel like he'll find a way, a positive solution to every horrible... Because they get into some really horrible situations. I mean, I love fudge more than anyone else, but to eat fudge for every meal is not something even I would be jumping up and down about, and he seems to be doing pretty okay with it.

Dave Franco delivers

So Dave Franco was only in a couple of episodes of Other Space, but what was it like working with him and his essential cool guy character, Chad?

Yeah. Again, I'm going to just get it out of the way and say starstruck. Because at the time we were a pretty small show. A lot of us, it was our first or second series regular job, which was really exciting for all of us. And then we heard that Dave was going to come on to do basically an episode and a half.

And we were like, "Oh my God, THE Dave Franco is going to be on the show. That's so great." And I remember distinctly on his first day, [and] his first scene is at the end of the first episode — the joke being that he was below deck, and he went back upstairs, and this whole crazy thing has happened.

So he had to do this one scene, and you know the way filming is, they make a plan and then everything falls apart. So they called him at like 6:00 AM or whatever. First thing in the morning with the rest of us, and we worked quite long hours on the show, like 15-hour days were pretty normal. And it was a 15, 16-hour day. And they decided [that] morning that they were going to switch the order of the scenes and he was going to go last. So he had to wait for 14-plus hours to do this one scene.

And I just remember feeling so bad because we all knew that he was there in the morning, and we're like, "God, he's just sitting in this dressing room for 14 hours." And then he came up at like whatever, some ungodly hour at night, to the set, and he was so pleasant to be around, and he wasn't annoyed or upset. And I go and apologize, and he was like, "I totally get it. This happens."

And then he performed, and he was incredible, and we shot it very quickly because we were running out of time. And then that sort of set the tone for being like, okay, this person is a team player. And he truly is so kind and gracious and nice. And then honestly he said he wanted to do it mainly because he thought the script was so funny, and the whole joke of his character quoting these movies and stuff was so funny.

And so he was just having a great time from my memories of being on the set, and he was so game. And for us, it was really exciting because it made our show feel more legitimate. We were like, "We have Dave Franco on the show."

Deadpool and Daredevil are not synonyms

Switching gears, what was your reaction to landing your role in Deadpool?

Oh, it was... Initially, it was a funny reaction because a lot of people maybe know about those kinds of movies. [They're] very secretive. So you don't really know what you're auditioning for. So I had actually auditioned, it was the first audition I did after we finished filming Other Space, and I almost didn't go because I was so burned out from Other Space, by the end doing six-day weeks.

We did Mondays and [Saturdays] to finish the show. And I was just really tired, and it was like the week after we had finished. But anyway, I just went in. It was very secretive, I didn't know what it was. And then, I want to say four months later, I just got a call being like, "Oh, you've been offered to be in four Deadpool movies." And I just remember not knowing what Deadpool was.

And then when my manager called, I said, "You mean Daredevil?" And he was like, "No." And I was like, "I think you mean Daredevil." Because that movie had come out, and I was like, "I am aware of that character." But anyway, that was my first reaction. So nothing crazy.

And then they sent me the script, and it was the best script I'd ever read. And I just remember being like, "Wait, this movie is going to be great." And I remember when we were filming it, we didn't have a lot of money comparatively for superhero movies for the first one. And I just remember thinking like, "God, why aren't more people confident that this will make money?" Because the script was so good, and obviously seeing Ryan's performance firsthand was so good.

And so anyway, yeah, my first reaction was very much, in my head, I was like, "My manager has no idea what he's talking about. I don't know what this is." And I was like, "When did I audition for this? And what is this? And it's four movies?" And it was really crazy, but it ended up being a wonderful gift. And I feel like if I knew too much about the project before I went in, I would have probably been too nervous. So I'm glad it happened the way it did.

Getting down with Deadpool

What was it like working with Ryan Reynolds? Did you ad-lib any lines?

Yeah. Well, the first one, I think... It's hard to remember now, but I think I was too nervous to ad-lib anything. In general, I was very nervous, because like I said, I did the one audition, and normally for these [kinds] of jobs, you have to go in many times. And one of the rounds is that you read with the star because they want to see how your chemistry is.

And especially with me and Ryan Reynolds' scenes, it's really just the two of us. So you don't really know how two people are going to banter, and how it's going to work. The best for you to do it is just to test it. But they had liked the audition tape enough that they basically offered it to me from that. But I remember showing up and feeling like, I don't even know, just very nervous and out of place.

And you know, at the time it was the first time I'd been in a studio movie. And so the first time I really worked with a movie star, and I just remember being very starstruck by him. And then I was like, "Whoa." Instantly. And I remember the first scene I did was when I first met him in real life. And he was like "Hi, how's it going? Let's shoot the scene."

And I just remember being like, "What is happening?" and I felt major imposter syndrome. But I will say [in] the second one, I started to improvise and do more of that stuff, because I felt after the first one that my character had been accepted a little bit into the world. That was a big insecurity I had the first time — that I wasn't in the comics. So I felt like if, for some reason, people will feel like I'm taking away from, I don't know, other characters that exist in the comics.

Getting used to the character

And so I had this nervous patch, but then by the time the second was happening, I knew I had a much bigger part, and I had this great arc, and I knew the team behind the movie so much more. And so I just felt so much more comfortable. But in terms of those movies, I don't know if a lot of people know, but Ryan actually had [improv lines] on his iPhone notes. 

He writes other improv lines for all of us to say because his brain is always moving and going. And a lot of times, at least in the first and in the second one, he would pull up his notes, and he would say, "Maybe it would be funny if you try this or this, or this." And so you almost are just on autopilot because he's just going at a hundred miles an hour.

It was really informative because sometimes you get overwhelmed, and you're like, "Is this all just coming out of his brain at this moment?" And you're like, "Oh no, he went home and thought about some of this stuff." And then the second one, he actually ended up getting a writing credit as well, as he should have, because a lot of lines end up coming from him in the moment. But yeah, I felt much more at ease and comfortable in the second one than the first one.

Deadpool's MCU future

That's awesome. What do you think the future will look like for the Deadpool franchise? Do you think it will be added to the MCU or get a third movie? And would you be willing to come back if you did?

Yeah, so basically, like I said, at least for me, I was offered this contract for four [movies]. So I'm signed on for two more. So definitely that's all already agreed upon. That's kind of how these things sometimes work, is they lock you into four, but I'm happy to be locked in.

So yeah, I think the plan was always to do more. I think, obviously, the Disney thing has changed all of that a lot. So I think... Listen, I'm not anywhere in the vicinity of the boardroom where those decisions are going to be made, or are being made. I'll just say as a fan and someone who has experienced the fandom of those movies, in both comics and that world, that it would be silly for them not to try to use it, or do something with it.

I know that Ryan is very passionate about it. I know the writers are very, very passionate about it. And I feel like, at least this is just my very naive outsider opinion, but... if any character from the X-Men world can transfer over as-is from the MCU, it feels like it would be Deadpool because he could just make a self-aware joke about it. And then we would all just not worry about the ramifications of all of that. So I feel like there's definitely that opportunity, but again, yeah, I don't. I know nothing.

Definitely not your call.

Yes, yes. I should mention that I am not on a conference call with Bob Iger, so that's not going to be happening. I don't have the dial-in number for that conversation.

[Laughs] That's unfortunate.

On set with Paul Feig

What was it like working on Ghostbusters with Other Space creator Paul Feig?

Oh yeah, it was truly a dream. So when we did Other Space, at the time, Paul was going to direct one of the episodes. If I remember correctly, it was either the finale or the pilot. And like I said, I was a huge, huge fan of his before. And so just the thought of being directed by him was really exciting.

And then he ended up getting the Ghostbusters job, and he even co-wrote the movie as well. And it was a lot of work, so he had to drop out of directing Other Space. And so I remember that was like a box that I was like, "Oh, I want to be on a Paul Feig set, where he's actually saying action, and see what that feels like."

And then I just remember a month, maybe, before filming was going to start, I just got a call from my agent at the time, and he was like, "They've asked you to go be in Ghostbusters, and it's going to be in Boston."

And there was no script that I was allowed to read. And I don't know if many people know this, but every line that I said in Ghostbusters was improvised because my character didn't have any lines in the script.

And Paul was just like, "Listen, there's going to be a lot of improvising on this movie, and there [are] going to be scenes where the girls are set up at this restaurant, and this employee is at the restaurant." And he was like, "I just thought of you. You come in, and you say whatever you want to say. And then if it's funny, we'll keep it. If it's not, you got to be in Boston for a few weeks." And I was like, "Okay, great."

Kristen Wiig named Soni

But I remember being really nervous, because I was like, "Oh man, there's nothing to work off of." And then I walked on the set, and this is all my starstruck year. So I did Deadpool, and then I went and did Ghostbusters right after. So I walked in, and it was Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy, and Kristen Wiig in the first scene — and I just remember being like, "Oh my God." I was like, "I'm not prepared for this."

But Paul was so welcoming and sweet, and he introduced me like I was a coworker to them, and he really... The show hadn't come out yet, but he really talked about the show and how I'd improvised, and done and said all these funny things on the show, and how they were lucky to have me there. And he was just so warm and welcoming that that really helped.

And then honestly with Kristen and Melissa, they sort of like... My character's name Benny [came from] Kristen [who] was like, "Maybe we should give you a name. What if it's this?" And she came up with the name, and we just started playing around and just saying a bunch of stuff. And then we did a few scenes, and then lo and behold, I was invited to the premiere, and I got to be in the movie.

But it was really exciting because I'd seen Bridesmaids in theaters three times. Since then, I've seen it, I don't know how many more times. It's one of my favorite movies. And so as a Bridesmaids fan, it was really crazy to be like, "When [are] Kristen and Melissa doing another movie? When is it happening?" And to know that it's Ghostbusters, and Paul was directing. It was really, really exciting.

And I've since gotten a chance to work with Melissa again, actually, on this movie that comes out later this year called Superintelligence that her husband directed. But she's also just a force, and I'm such a big fan of hers. It was really, really exciting to be in that world.

Who could be mean to Melissa McCarthy?

Can you tell us anything about Superintelligence?

Yeah. It's basically set in the world of... Where an A.I. sort of takes over every electronic device, and the A.I. is played by James Corden, and it's basically... I'm also playing a very, very funny character who works in this world, who ends up having to sort of save the world because the A.I. only communicates directly with her. I just play this character who's very mean to Melissa, just [disproportionately], unbearably mean, and it was very fun.

I got to just do a scene where basically I got to pretend to be asleep as she was talking because I was so bored by what she was saying. It was just a lot of really fun, silly, silly, silly things. And she is a delight, and so funny in the movie, but it'll be on HBO Max, I think in the fall or winter of this year.

When work meets fandom

What was it like working with Dan Radcliffe on Miracle Workers?

Oh yeah, I mean, the recurring theme of this whole thing is that I'm starstruck. If that's all that [readers] get from it. I was again, very starstruck because I grew up... The only books I, and this is very... I read more now, but at the time when I was a kid, the only books I read were Harry Potter other than school-required reading. I didn't do any other reading.

But I was a huge Harry Potter fan. And then at the time when the first... So Dan and I are born the same year. So when I was 10 years old, I caught wind that they were casting, and I was in India, like a little 10-year-old boy, and I had round glasses the way the character does. And I thought that was enough for them casting me, even though I'd never acted a day in my life, and I was brown.

I was like, "Oh, I'm meant to be Harry Potter because I wear these glasses and I love magic." And so I remember very distinctly reading in a newspaper that they had been cast and seeing the iconic photo of the three of them at that press conference [that] they had. And I just remember being so mad and heartbroken for a day, even though I had nothing to do with it.

And then I watched every movie like a rabid fan. And so cut to many years later, who knew I was going to be in Hollywood or acting or doing any of that? And so then I'm in this world, and then I heard about this show, and I got an audition for it. And I just remember initially, just reading the script and it was a really, really good script.

Acting with your heroes

And then I went and auditioned, and then for that one, for the final audition, they were like, "You have to read with Daniel." And he flew in from London or New York, to come to L.A. to read with us. And I remember just truly feeling like I was going to pass out prior to that whole situation because I was really nervous because I just wanted him to like me. 

And then that happened, and then they told me I got the job. And then once we started, we had a big table read to start the show. And I remember I was like, "I wonder what he's going to be like." Because prior [to] when we had met, I was fighting to get a job, and now I was a coworker, so the dynamic had changed a little bit. And I remember the first thing he did after the table read, he was like, "We should have each other's numbers, right?"

And I was like, "Yes, yes we should." And he gave me his number, and he texted me right away. And that's a big thing with bigger celebrities, is we're always like, "How do I contact you after this experience? During this experience?" You never want to be the person to be like, "Want to have dinner maybe [during] the weekend?"

You're always waiting for them to make the first move. But, I mean, right away, he was like, because we shot in Atlanta the first season, and he had never been there, and I had worked there a lot before. And so I sort of knew the places to go eat and do all that stuff. So right away, and then throughout the shoot, he hung out with all of us, all the time. We had the best time.

Reliving a magical childhood

To him, he said it was very similar. It was the closest he had gotten to the Harry Potter experience since the movies because a lot of the cast was the same age. So it was almost like the other movies he had done, he was with more veteran people, or he was the only actor in the scene or something. And this sort of was shooting over [an] extended period of months. And it was a lot of people his age, and it felt like he was getting to live that experience again [but] in an adult way.

But, oh boy. I asked him every question about Harry Potter, the movies because at the time, the movies had just come out on HBO Go. And I would watch one on a Sunday, and then on Monday I would show up to work, and I would have all the questions about the movies I had just watched. And he was so open to talking about how they filmed different stuff, and any behind the scenes stuff.

And it was just very exciting. And then I got it out of my system, and then by season 2, I was not asking him about Harry Potter anymore, which I felt very cool about. But yes, the first season he really, bless his heart, he's the kindest sweetest person, but he answered every annoying question of mine.

He even gave me a glimpse at his group texts with Emma and Rupert. And I was just freaking out the whole time, but I've since calmed down, and I'm very chill around him. I would just like the world to know. And he is a delight to work with. It's the best, yeah.

Hogwarts gone wild

Do you remember any cool stories he told you?

Yes. I can't say some of the coolest ones because I think they would get some people in trouble, but I just, in general, remember being like, "Oh, if the world knew some of this, it would be really cool." I feel very lucky that he was able to be so open about it.

Because it's the worst when you're a big fan of something and you feel scared, you can't really bring up the thing with the person, because then you're just lying. Because you're like, we're just pretending like this huge elephant doesn't exist. But he is very much, his attitude about it, and I'm probably paraphrasing a little, is that he truly understands that this character means so much to an entire generation of people and that his face represents that character.

Even though he didn't create it, and didn't write it, that people associate him with this huge part of their childhood, or like a happy memory of their life. And so he takes a picture with every single person who wants it. He will listen and talk, and I'm sure [he hears] the same things over and over because I saw him dealing with it in public.

But he [always takes] a picture [and never refuses to] do any of that stuff because he truly realizes how important that character is to so many people. And something I learned from him, actually, which was interesting, was if you would notice in the first season when we went to the restaurant, a bunch of older women would come up to him and be very emotional when they would see him.

It's deeper than Hogwarts houses

And I didn't understand where that was coming from, because they were clearly too old at the time to be a kid to be reading the books, but they'd had a huge impact in [them]. But he said there's this whole world of people that were in abusive relationships, and they saw Harry as this character who's locked up by his foster family under a staircase — and he's basically abused by them — and he escapes, and he becomes a hero. And he escapes this horrible life that he's born into and that it resonated with them on a different level, which I thought was so cool.

Because you know, as a kid, I read the books and I was like, "I want to be a Gryffindor!" It was so base [level] and fun and silly. But to see that the same material had such an impact on someone else, and so when they almost see him in public, it triggered something in them, because they've gotten out of a bad situation. And they just want to hug him, and he lets that moment happen. And sometimes they don't even say anything. It's so interesting, but he's so kind and good about all that stuff. And it's really great.

Comedy inspirations through the ages

Who were your comedic inspirations growing up?

Oh yeah. So growing up, I only watched Bollywood mainly. So it would be a lot of Bollywood people, but then the other thing I watched... The only American stuff I watched, and I watched it repeatedly over and over, was Jurassic Park on LCD, Laserdisc.

I remember watching that over and over again. And then I watched Mrs. Doubtfire on VHS. And Friends. So those are my true American things I watched. So Robin Williams was always... Like I've watched Mrs. Doubtfire maybe 50 times. That's the five-zero, people.

Oh wow.

We watched it the other day, like a few months ago. I cry every time. I mean, he's a hero because not only is he the funniest person in the room, and I think a lot of great people, like Melissa McCarthy has this quality too, but he can also do dramatic acting so well.

And it never feels like he's being dramatic. It just feels like he's having real emotions. And in that movie, especially, seeing him separated from the kids and all that stuff, it just... It really affected me as a kid. It still does. I cry every time.

So that was a huge one. And he was definitely always on the list of someone to work with. And I was really sad when he passed away, and then I watched his HBO documentary and cried the entire time. And anyway, he was a big person, and then Friends was always a huge thing. And a few years ago, I got to work with Jennifer Aniston on this movie Office Christmas Party.

So yeah, got to work with Jennifer Aniston, which was huge, but if I get to work with any of the Friends people, that'll always be a big thing, because to date, I still watch that show. I remember when the election results came out in 2016, it was not safe to say what I wanted to happen, and I was feeling kind of a panic attack situation, which I never really felt before. And I just remember I couldn't sleep. So I just watched Friends all night. It's like my comfort when I'm feeling stressed.

And so that was always huge, it still makes me laugh more than anything else. So that will always be a big inspiration.

What now?

Is there anything else about the show, or any other projects you'd like to talk about?

Yeah, I'm excited [for] the show to come back. I'm really grateful that we're getting to do some press for it because I feel like it never got its due diligence back then.

And so I'm really excited that it will have a second life hopefully now. And then I actually just had a big career trajectory opportunity, where I got to direct a TV episode, which was really exciting. So I directed an episode of the HBO show Room 104, and that [aired] July 31st. So I'm excited for that to be out in the world, and hopefully, I get to do more of that after.

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