Adrian Scarborough and Jacki Weaver Talk ‘Blunt Talk’ and Play “Save or Kill”

     September 5, 2015


Now airing on Starz is Blunt Talk, the new comedy series from Bored to Death creator/showrunner Jonathan Ames and executive producer Seth MacFarlane. The half-hour show stars Patrick Stewart as Walter Blunt, a British import intent on conquering the world of American cable news. The problem? Blunt is out of control. As Allison said in her positive review:

Stewart careens through the series with a childlike, genteel mania, even as he snorts cocaine, shatters a man’s testicles, and demands to be spooned in his office. For some, the major appeal of Blunt Talk will be seeing such a venerable figure as Stewart engaging in sophomoric and reckless behaviors. But Stewart is at his most side-splitting when Blunt is simply being petulant.

I got to see the first few episodes, and they made me laugh out loud a lot. Stewart is fantastic in the role and his supporting cast – played by Jacki WeaverDolly WellsTimm Sharp, and Karan Soni – all have moments to shine. It’s definitely worth your time.

At the NYC press day I landed a video interview with Adrian Scarborough and Jacki Weaver. They talked about memorable moments from filming, how Blunt isn’t a mean person and the characters are well rounded, reveal who learned what motorboarding is, play “Save or Kill”, and a lot more. Here’s what they had to say:

Adrian Scarborough and Jacki Weaver:

  • What has the process of making Blunt Talk been like for each of them?
  • How Walter Blunt isn’t a mean person and the characters are all well rounded.
  • Memorable moments from filming.
  • They play “Save or Kill”
  • Jacki Weaver talks about making Equals.

You can also click here to watch my video interview with Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Ames.


Image via Starz


Image via Starz