Jason Biggs and Sarah Chalke mimic Julia Louis-Dreyfus? (Exclusive Interview)

“Jason Biggs and Sarah Chalke mimic Julia Louis-Dreyfus?”
Interview by Michael Aaron Gallagher of StayFamous.Net
Judy Greer, Tyler Labine, Jason Biggs, and Sarah Chalke
Judy Greer, Tyler Labine, Jason Biggs, and Sarah Chalke star in the CBS comedy “Mad Love.”

In case you haven’t heard, television’s funniest new comedy “Mad Love,” starring Jason Biggs (“American Pie”) and Sarah Chalke (“Scrubs”) is more than just a story about four friends in the big city. It’s also a must-see, Valentine’s Day treat.

I recently asked Jason Biggs and Sarah Chalke about playing their new characters. Could it be they both share the same inspirational role model? Well, maybe not, but if their chemistry on-screen is as good as their witty banter behind the scenes, there’s no doubt audiences will enjoy the first season of “Mad Love.”
Michael Aaron Gallagher: “The show is a modern romantic comedy. Are there any characters that you modeled yours after or actors you find yourself wanting your character to be like? How do you see your character?”
Sarah Chalke: “That’s such a good question. I don’t know if there’s any one specific person. I definitely feel influenced by people in my life and in my career and in my work. I mean I have such huge respect for many different actors that I find, when you watch them, it just kind of makes you want to go to work and do a great job. And Lisa Kudrow is definitely one of those people for me…. Judy [Greer] and I quote Valerie Cherish on pretty much a daily basis here.”
Jason Biggs: “Kudrow is a good one for you. That’s actually a good one. I was saying yesterday, Chalke had this moment where she was literally Lucille Ball. It was insane because her physical comedy is off the charts.”
Jason Biggs: “Yes, I don’t know that I’m trying to model…. I mean I think part of the thing that’s so great about this cast is we all kind of bring something unique to the table individually, and yet collectively, there as a group, we gel and have such a great sort of chemistry and connection that – and like our rhythm becomes – it just kind of meld so perfectly.”
Sarah Chalke: “I don’t mean like I’m modeling the character after Lisa Kudrow because I think the character is very different. I just mean that somebody who, like her sensibilities and her timing really inspire me. And I feel the same way about Julia Louis-Dreyfus because I feel like she is so funny and so real at the same time. And so I think… there’s certain people you watch and go, wow, they’re incredible.”
Jason Biggs: “I actually, now that I think about it, I try to model my character after Julia Louis Dreyfus a little bit.”
Sarah Chalke: “I can see it. I mean that’s kind of transparent.”
“Mad Love” airs at 8:30 p.m. Mondays on CBS.

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