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Alan Tudyk On Alan Tudyk
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Alan Tudyk On Alan Tudyk | …On co-star Tyler Labine
…On co-star Tyler Labine

We lucked out. I went over to his apartment, and we worked in a way that I have never worked with another actor since, like, drama school. We cracked open the script and went through page-by-page and asked questions of one another, and of ourselves. Where we were from and how we know each other and how much this means to us. Then when we met with Eli, we all three worked together. I’ve worked with a few different writer-directors and it seems like there’s two kinds: one is the, “It’s taken me so long to get this here, every word is precious” type; and the other is, “Hey, I’m up for the collaboration” and Eli was that.

When you go from the script to the actual location, everything is different and you think, “OK, we’re gonna have to make this work.” That that’s where the chemistry really comes into play, the ability to improv and bridge those gaps. And it was such a short shoot; we did it in, I think it was three weeks. It was so fast that we got one take with the script and then Eli would say “Go” and flub around a little bit and that would be it, now packing up and moving on. We didn’t linger very long on anything!

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Hampstead Bandit, we could comment until we cry ourselves to sleep at the personal injury that was the cancellation of Firefly. :(( Damn Fox to HELL! More

Posted by joe4560 on Saturday October 15, 2011, 19:57

2 "I am a leaf on the wind - watch how I soar"
Most importantly, Mr Tudyk does get to come out with one of the greatest lines in geekdom history. Just what does that mean?! God, I loved Firefly/Serenity; the greatest TV show that never was. More

Posted by HamTheMan on Thursday October 6, 2011, 13:05

3 Knocked Up
"Tighten." (while wincing, doing a "tighten" gesture with both hands) More

Posted by teacher_guy on Sunday October 2, 2011, 00:52

4 Strangers With Candy
One of his best rolls to date was on the two-part episode of Strangers With Candy as a cult leader. He was absolutely hilarious. He had some of the best dialogue. More

Posted by cwhorn on Friday September 30, 2011, 08:38

5 Firefly?
how come no comments about the sublime TV show "Firefly" (which led to the movie Serenity after massive fan protests at the cancellation of the TV show after barely a season) Firefly has just been released on HD Blu-Ray, a comment from the good Mr. Tudyk would have been fantastic good article otherwise.... More

Posted by hampstead bandit on Saturday September 24, 2011, 21:08

6 Huh!
No mention of Pirate Steve in Dodgeball?? More

Posted by stevos on Saturday September 24, 2011, 00:58

7 Tudyk for Hulk!
Alan Tudyk is a genius. He should so play Bruce Banner, as long as they go back to the "don't make him angry" as opposed to "don't let his heart rate get too high" What was that all about? I'm fairly certain that for people who aren't sicko's rage and sexual excitement aren't usually connected..... Anyway, the moment when he changes from a hippy environmentalist architect to a serial killer in Dollhouse with absolutely nothing but a change in posture and facial expression is amazing. He even manages to make his clothes seem to change from pyjamas to a serious outfit. More

Posted by bobsuncorp on Friday September 23, 2011, 20:24

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