Leave it to Brett Goldstein to get brutally honest.
The Ted Lasso star is one of the creators, writers and executive producers of the new feel-good series, which follows Jimmy Laird, a grieving therapist played by Jason Segel, who breaks the rules, telling his patients what he really thinks. The Apple original series, produced by Warner Bros. Television, also stars Harrison Ford as Jimmy's boss Paul and Jessica Williams as a fellow psychiatrist named Gaby.
Goldstein laughed in an exclusive interview with Parade.com that they were surprised Ford did the show. However, what wasn't surprising is how "lovely" and "f-cking funny" the Indiana Jones actor is.
"He's so funny. We knew that. We instinctively knew how funny he was," Goldstein said of Ford. "He's really generous and lovely. And the fact that he's in this ensemble show as part of the ensemble and how he kind of disappears into the part, it's amazing."
Fellow writer and executive producer Neil Goldman added, "We make a lot of jokes about never being able to get over that it was Harrison even today, but he did. As much as that's true, he really did become this character and bring a lot to it. And that was amazing to see."
While Shrinking premieres on Jan. 27, Apple TV+ subscribers will have to wait a little bit longer for the return of Ted Lasso. The award-winning series is returning for its third—and reported final—season this spring.
Asked if he would like to see a fourth season of Ted Lasso, Goldstein told Parade.com, "Oh, I would love to see 1,000 seasons. I would happily do that show until I die. I'm Richmond 'til I die."