Last week, I got to speak with the awesome Danny Pudi about Community: The Complete Second Season, which hits the shelves on September 6, and Season 3 of Community, which debuts on Thursday, September 22 at 8 PM ET on NBC. While most of the conversation revolved around Community, which is one of my favorite shows on TV, we also discussed the actor's new guest-starring role on Chuck, which was announced last week. That report didn't give any indication of what kind of character Danny Pudi plays on the show, but he dropped some intriguing hints in our interview. Take a look at what he had to say below.
"I can't really tell you too much yet. I haven't shot it yet. I think I'm going to be doing it a couple of weeks from now. I can tell you that there's a connection there to the Nerd Herd and definitely a connection to Vik Sahay's character, which is good because I'm actually friends with him, and Joshua (Gomez) and Zachary (Levi). I'm just really thankful to be a part of this. We're talking about the Nerd Herd and these are things I relate to and I'm excited about it (Laughs)."
The actor also stars in the upcoming live-action roleplaying adventure Knights of Badassdom, which is slated to hit theaters sometime next year. Here's what he had to say about being a part of that fantastic ensemble of actors, and his cleric character.
"I play a cleric. It's a movie about live-action roleplayers and I spent about two weeks shooting there. I play a minor, supporting role, but, for me, it was really exciting because I got to blend in with this terrific ensemble with Peter Dinklage, Steve Zahn, Ryan Kwanten, Summer Glau, Jimmi Simpson. There are so many great actors in the movie, and that was a lot of fun for me. It's kind of natural for me, also, coming from Community, which is so ensemble-focused. This movie is very much an ensemble and its filled with great actors and it's such a silly premise. Sure, they're live-action roleplayers, but things sort of take a dark twist and things become very real, very quickly. It's just fun to see how these people would react to something very real. My character is a cleric who, I don't think he'd rather do anything else other than be a cleric in live-action roleplaying. That was fun for me to play. His name is Lando, no last name, but I'm assuming it has something to do with Lando Calrissian, who I think, although he made some mistakes, became very valuable (Laughs). I hope, in some ways, I become valuable to this ensemble."
You can CLICK HERE to read my full interview with Danny Pudi for Community: The Complete Second Season, which hits the shelves on September 6, and Season 3 of Community, which debuts on Thursday, September 22 at 8 PM ET on NBC.