Megan Ferguson’s function in ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ season 10 is just about a dream come true. HL spoke with the actress about her journey to the present, going toe-to-toe with Larry David, and extra.
Megan Ferguson has a gig that everybody needs — a job on Curb Your Enthusiasm. The actress is at the moment starring as Alice, Larry’s new assistant, in season 10 of Curb Your Enthusiasm. She additionally not too long ago starred as Gigi in Netflix’s Soundtrack. HollywoodLife sat down EXCLUSIVELY with Megan to speak about her highway to Curb and the audition course of. In brief, it’s not like every other audition most actors will encounter.
Megan mentioned what it’s like not having a set script to stay to. The creativity is limitless on set. She likens the expertise to a “roller coaster.” Megan additionally teased what to anticipate with Alice within the episodes forward and extra. Read our full Q&A under.
How did your Curb Your Enthusiasm function fall into your lap?
Megan Ferguson: It didn’t fall into my lap. I had auditioned for Curb for season 9 and the audition course of is actually intimidating so that you don’t know something, you simply have a time and you need to improv with Larry in entrance of the producers and so they provide you with, as you stroll in. little items of paper. The little items of paper say like, “You’re a waitress and then you see Larry.” You get that and then you definitely stroll in and Larry just about simply begins. So it’s an actual train in like not having a panic assault. I had auditioned for him as soon as that season earlier than and I didn’t get that half. And I used to be like, “Oh, I’ll never be cast on the show. This audition process is more than my body can handle.” I obtained an audition for the subsequent season and was like, “Wow, I’m a real glutton for punishment if I’m going back to do this again.” I ended up getting forged. I actually don’t know why, if you happen to requested me how that audition went. I might have stated it was horrible. But I really feel like a number of actors say that about their auditions. I feel actors need to really feel answerable for the expertise and that’s not essentially what they’re in search of. They’re in search of a high quality and power that typically you’re like, “Oh, God, that was bad.” And they’re like, “That’s what we want it!”
From the very starting, Alice began shaking Larry up.
Megan Ferguson: I imply Curb is so deft and sensible in how they deal with cultural scorching subjects. Larry is improper, in fact, however you see the place he’s coming from completely. You see why he’s like befuddled by tattoos that folks need to clarify and why he’s befuddled by the “Me Too” motion. But they deal with so deftly, which is why it’s so humorous. I get to be an actual problem to him, which is nice as a result of I’m an actual smash the patriarchy in my actual life. So it was enjoyable to have that character.
Is there a number of improv on set?
Megan Ferguson: There’s no script. They have a top level view of the place the scene begins and the place they want it to finish. But there are not any traces. It’s fairly terrifying. It’s positively like a curler coaster. You both like curler coasters otherwise you don’t. I don’t like curler coasters, however then I get again on them. I’m that particular person. So it’s the identical feeling.
What’s it been like working alongside Larry? His comedy is so particular.
Megan Ferguson: It’s very particular. I actually admire it and I used to be a fan of it, so I used to be accustomed to what world we have been working in. Jeff Schaffer is an government producer on the present and he was an unbelievable information as a result of they’ve all labored collectively for 405 years, in order that they have a shorthand with one another. If you’re new right into a set that may be intimidating however Jeff was actually pretty in letting me know the lay of the land and the way they work and what number of photographs they’re going to do of this till they get the form they need. He simply stored me very knowledgeable in order that I didn’t really feel like an outsider. Larry was the identical method. He loves comedy and he loves the present. He needs you to deliver what you may deliver. He actually respects different performers. It was an exquisite expertise. Everyone on the present was very respectful and really collaborative.
Most of your scenes have been with Larry however will Alice cross paths with different characters over the course of the season?
She crosses paths with another person. I don’t need to get into bother however she does find yourself in a special particular person’s universe.