An eye for talent

I cast a major network sitcom.

No — not cast in.  I helped cast one of the guest stars in last night’s episode of Up All Night.

Let me explain.

Earlier this year, Christina Applegate took to Twitter and asked her followers to suggest comedic actors for a project.  Knowing most people would go with the obvious choices, I put forth a recent find:

Steven Pasquale

I happened upon the actor a month or two before in the USA mini-series Marry Me, co-starring Lucy Liu.  The movie wasn’t anything to write home about, but Pasquale was.

He took your typical made-for-TV romantic lead and turned it into something uniquely appealing.  His timing was unique.  I stuck with the mini-series — we’re talking four hours, people — because he made the expected and predictable extremely entertaining.

Christina later tweeted a thank you for our suggestions, saying she had received a couple of names that she didn’t recognize and planned to research.

And look who pops up on Up All Night??

It’s pretty gratifying, I admit.  (Would be even more so with a finder’s fee.)

4 responses to “An eye for talent

  1. That is pretty cool! I hate to admit it, but I also watched the movie “Marry Me”. I, too, found that actor very likable. I have last night’s “Up All Night” recorded on my DVR, so I will check it out tonight. 🙂

  2. I live in London and Steven Pasquale is not a very known actor here. I watched Marry Me via you tube and instantly liked this actor. He was so likeable, entertaining and funny. plus so good to look at. I cannot wait to view more of his work.

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