Casey Wilson Gets Goofy About Happy Endings, Gag Reels and Delusional Dads
Casey Wilson | Photo Credits: Bob D'Amico/ABC
Happy Endings fans have three reasons to rejoice! First, the show we lovelovelove is back to kick off its third season Tuesday night (9/8c, ABC). Second, the Season 2 DVD hits shelves today, as well, packed with a gag reel that is nothing short of a-mah-zing. And finally, we have the scene-stealing, Emmy nomination-robbed Casey Wilson talking about both, and she is kyute. Sah kyute.
TV Guide Magazine: OK, we need to discuss the gag reel on this DVD set.
Casey Wilson: Oh it is so much craziness.
TV Guide Magazine: Do they show these things to you before putting them on the DVDs?
Wilson: They showed us the gag reel at the last wrap party and I am not kidding you when I say that the editor told me — also not in a joking way, but very wearily over a martini at the bar — 'God, I have been on a three-night [run] with this video. There was six hours of footage and we got it down to 15 minutes.' He seemed angry! But I am telling you, they showed it to us and it is literally 14 minutes and 30 seconds of Eliza Coupe and Damon Wayans Jr. [Laughs]
TV Guide Magazine: Do they constantly break?
Wilson: If Damon Wayans is not breaking, it's a miracle. He is so funny that he makes everyone die laughing. If he falls, he turns it into a full bit where he is having sex with the furniture. He is never not having sex with different objects in a scene when he misses a line. [Laughs] He and Eliza have such amazing chemistry, too.
TV Guide Magazine: I was in the writers' room this summer and saw some of the stuff they're working on. This season is gonna be a scream.
Wilson: 'A scream' the perfect term for it. It's all crazy, all physical comedy...it's insanity.
TV Guide Magazine: And they cast Penny's boyfriend!
Wilson: Yes, Nick Zano! He's really cute. I was like, is he too cute? For Penny, for me, for all of it. [Laughs] He's so great.
TV Guide Magazine: How do you meet his character?
Wilson: Well, in the season premiere, I am in quite the accident and end up wearing a helmet. We meet later on at a bike shop while I am looking for helmets.
TV Guide Magazine: Stop it.
Wilson: I know. [Laughs]
TV Guide Magazine: Oh, they are determined to offend more than the Frolf players this season, huh?
Wilson: Oooh, I wonder if they have moved past that or if they're still holding on to it. [Laughs]
TV Guide Magazine: We could not be happier that the show blew up last season.
Wilson: I think it is so neat that people tweet about the show and say they like it, because we always feel like the underdog. Which I think is good. Maybe I am just saying that from the perspective of the underdog, though. [Laughs]
TV Guide Magazine: You just want to stay under the radar all along, right?
Wilson: Yeah! We want to fly low and stay on the air. Mission accomplished!
TV Guide Magazine: You guys could be like Wings. Run for like nine seasons...
Wilson: And yet, no one will have seen us. [Laughs]
TV Guide Magazine: I interviewed your fellow SNL alum Tina Fey a few weeks ago and pitched the idea of her guesting on the show after 30 Rock wraps.
Wilson: Did she say 'what's Happy Endings?'
TV Guide Magazine: No, she knows the show...she even mentioned you!
Wilson: What? That is so sweet. She hosted the first SNL I did. I was scared out of my mind...that doesn't even describe my emotions that week. I was like laughing and then crying all at the same time. She was so kind to me and so supportive. I will never forget, she poked her head into the room and said 'I really liked that sketch idea of yours, why don't you write it up.' That just made me feel so welcome and great.