CultureSaturday 03.19.22

Adam Scott On (Almost Not) Making It In Comedy

Adam Scott has starred in some of television’s most iconic sitcoms, including Parks and Recreation and The Good Place, and emerged as one of television’s most beloved comedy veterans – but his success was not always a given. Scott and Heilemann reflect on his career – from his decade-plus as a struggling actor, during which his wife questioned whether he had a backup plan, to his breakout role in the 2008 Will Ferrell-John C. Reilly comedy Step Brothers. Tune in to the full episode to hear about Scott’s latest role in Severance, the new Apple TV+ sci-fi drama directed by Ben Stiller; why he feels as though he’s spent the last two decades earning “a chance to get a role like this in a show like this”; and how the backdrop of the Trump presidency and the weirdness of filming at the peak of Covid-19 contributed to the dystopian nature of the show.

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