‘Mad Men’s John Slattery Discusses His ‘Arrested Development’ Guest Spot
It was revealed a few months ago that Mad Men star John Slattery would be guest starring in the upcoming fourth season of Arrested Development, and just today, Slattery gave an interview to The Huffington Post in which he discussed his experience filming the show (albeit without revealing who his character is or sharing any plot points). It’s just nice to hear a talented guy gush about a show we all love. Here’s the entire Arrested Development portion of the interview:
How about Arrested Development?
You know, I don’t really know anything. Since I was on, which was brief, they’ve probably reconceived the whole thing. Mitch Hurwitz is kind of writing it on the fly, and his brain is amazing. They’re releasing all of them at the same time, so it isn’t like a normal television show. He’s a brilliant guy.
I’ve shot [my episode] and it was really fun. I almost didn’t to it because it’s hard to go in and be a guest on someone else’s show. I don’t think people are aware of that when they see television shows and people on them. It’s like walking into someone else’s house where they all know what they’re doing. They’re all extremely funny. I mean, Jason Bateman … who’s better than that guy? Or Jeffrey Tambor, who I work with. All those people. Will [Arnett], David Cross and all the women. You go, “I know this is funny, but I’m not sure I can pull it off …” So it was nerve-wracking. I don’t know whether I succeeded. By the end, I think we nailed a couple scenes. One in particular I hope doesn’t get cut. You really see how good everyone is when you go into someone else’s situation and watch them work. It was really fun.
Do you think the additional fourth season will be a success?
You know, it’s just so good. You can’t keep people like that down. With writing like that and people who are that good and it’s the same group of people and the same dynamic, I wouldn’t bet against it.