Danny DeVito Has Never Said No To Anything On Itís Always Sunny
During Itís Always Sunny In Philadelphiaís nine season run, Danny DeVito has been asked to do some crazy things by co-stars/ creators Rob McElhenney and Glenn Howerton. His character, Frank Reynolds, has hooked up with crack cocaine addicted prostitutes, hung out with Vietnamese gambling fiends, partied with people who sleep under bridges and insulted his own children to the point of almost total mental annihilation. For most actors, it would probably feel a little taxing to play that level of madness, but for DeVito, the process is an absolute pleasure.
Speaking during a roundtable interview at San Diego Comic Con, the veteran comedic actor talked about his annual excitement at reading the nonsense the guys come up with for him to do each year. In fact, he actually loves venturing so far out on the ledgeÖ
ĒAt the very beginning when we started nine seasons ago with the first couple of shows I was going to do, I loved the work, the writing, the guys, but I knew we had to keep pushing the envelope. After a few years, they really started taking me seriously tooÖ I donít ever say, ĎNo, thatís too much.í Thatís part of the deal with Itís Always Sunny. (The writers) just work on digging the hole deeper and deeper. I have no idea whatís comingÖ I have no idea what they do in their private lives.Ē
For DeVito, itís all about committing to the vision and committing to support his co-stars and taking the plunge with them. Heís obviously never shied away from the challenge, and luckily for everyone involved, neither have the guest stars. This upcoming season of Itís Always Sunny In Philadelphia, the first on FXX, the show will bring aboard plenty of special guests including Josh Groban and Sean William Scott, the latter of which will play Macís cousin Country Mac during an episode in which Mac will get to program the gangís entire schedule for one full day.
DeVito and his fellow actors were all very aggressive in telling members of the media that the show will not change in the slightest thanks to the network move. It will contain the same level of raciness and the same basic tone, which really hasnít changed much over the past decade. In fact, when I asked Charlie Day if he ever watched any old episodes and thought the show went too far or not far enough, he pointed to a completely different annoyance.
ĒIím remarkably proud of the ideas and everything weíve had to say. The jokes are always on the characters themselves, but I do get upset about little things like camera angles when I watch the old episodes.Ē
Itís Always Sunny In Philadelphia will return on September 4th on FXX.
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