When Adam Scott appeared in the dramatic series Big Little Lies, it raised some eyebrows. After all, the actor was best known for his comedic characters (particularly his portrayal of Ben Wyatt in Parks and Recreation) so seeing him on screen in a more dramatic role was a surprise for many viewers.

In a new interview with Rogue Magazine, Scott explains how he intentionally pushed himself to take on a character like Ed Mackenzie, husband to Reese Witherspoon’s character Madeline, and how he felt lucky to work with the Oscar winner.


“I was looking to try something different, specifically finding something pushing a little away from the comedy realm and then this show popped up,” he says. “I actually reached out to Reese after I saw Wild because I found that movie so moving and so beautifully shot and edited and her performance was astounding.”

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“So it was kind of a wish list group of people and luckily I got the gig, so if that’s all that came from this, that’s more than enough, just the experience of doing it,” he says. “I’m really happy that people liked it.”

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We think it’s safe to say that people loved it.


For six years I’ve been wiping runny noses, organizing play dates, doing everything to be a good mom and today I felt alive, I felt good. Is that crazy? No! I feel so ashamed for saying this. But being a mother is not enough for me. [MUSIC] I think every one who has seen it so far is praying that there is going to be a season two. Right? We hope so [APPLAUSE] I mean I feel like its Nicole and I produced it as well. So we’ve been talking to the writer Liane Moriarty who wrote the book. About new ideas what these characters could do but it seems like people just love the characters so>>Yeah>>Hopefully we can go on>>Yes, yes that’s gotta happen [MUSIC]

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