Five Things You Didn't Know: Emmys Edition
Several Archive interviewees are nominated for Emmys this year! Here are some fun facts you may not know about five of our nominees:
Vince Gilligan was a producer on The X-Files. When he was looking for a "Walter White," he remembered an actor named Bryan Cranston who had guest-starred on the sci-fi show and had the qualities he was looking for.
Weiner was looking for unknowns, but the network was hesitant to cast Hamm. One female executive said he “wasn’t sexy enough."
Laraine Newman had suggested that Lorne Michaels audition Lisa Kudrow for the show. Kudrow auditioned with Julia Sweeney and Kathy Griffin.
Someone near and dear to Newhart came up with the brilliant “It was all a dream of Bob Hartley’s” idea.
5. As a teenager, nominee Tom Bergeron (Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program) interviewed the Three Stooges.
An enterprising young fan, Bergeron found the phone number for Larry Fine. Then he called it.
Click here for more on our interviewees with Emmy nominations this year. Good luck to all of the nominees and tune in on Monday, August 25th to see who wins!
- by John Dalton