Lucille Ball is a classic example. I mean she’s certainly a comedian but she really committed to these moments and I like that about Stephen as well.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 12, 2013
Hello Ladies' Kevin Weisman, who portrays Kives on the HBO show, made an appearance on AfterBuzz TV's Hello Ladies aftershow on Sunday night. In his appearance, Weisman compared creator Stephen Merchant to Lucille Ball and discussed how he's still recognized for his Alias character.
WEISMAN ON WORKING WITH CREATOR STEPHEN MERCHANT:
Weisman states, “I knew that [Stephen Merchant's] comic sensibility was very similar to mine: real people, really fallible, making mistakes, and not…. setup, punch-line, laugh... Lucille Ball is a classic example. I mean she’s certainly a comedian but she really committed to these moments and I like that about Stephen as well. He’s out modern day Lucille Ball! I said it here first!!”
WEISMAN ON BEING RECOGNIZED FOR HIS ALIAS CHARACTER:
Weisman says, “It was five seasons (107 episodes) of Alias. I was fortunate enough to get some other work playing completely different characters, in various TV shows and movies. But yeah I still get people coming up to me... A lot of younger people and college students now [are] just discovering it are stopping me. Which is great.”
WEISMAN ON ACTING FROM A WHEELCHAIR:
“I did work with the chair before we started shooting. They brought it over to my house and I was working with it in the backyard, because I really wanted it to seem second nature... So I did work with the chair quite a bit... It’s a custom made chair and it cost quite a bit of money. They measured me and they wanted it... to fit me proportionally as best as possible,” Weisman says.
Links to Kevin Weisman's appearance can be found on AfterBuzz TV's website or through these links:
YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEkgfQaRkhQ
iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hello-ladies-afterbuzz-tv/id719643809?mt=2
AfterBuzz TV Website - http://site.afterbuzztv.com/shows/hello-ladies-s1-the-wedding-e7-afterbuzz-tv-aftershow/
AfterBuzz TV's Hello Ladies aftershow, hosted by Orian Leo, Jillian Leff and Kylie Hodges, airs live Sunday nights and is available for download the next day on iTunes and YouTube. The Hello Ladies aftershow is a weekly wrap up show that broadcasts worldwide from Los Angeles, CA as part of Extra's Maria Menounos and filmmaker Keven Undergaro's online broadcast network, AfterBuzz TV. AfterBuzz is dedicated to producing daily post-game wrap-up shows for fans' favorite TV shows, covering shows like Fox's Dads, BET's Real Husbands of Hollywood, WWE's Monday Night Raw and countless others. Currently, AfterBuzz TV receives over 20 million weekly downloads on iTunes from over 75 countries. For further information about the network, visit afterbuzztv.com.