When Happy Endings returns tonight, we'll see what happens with Jane and Brad, played by Eliza Coupe and Damon Wayans Jr., respectively, now that Brad is unemployed. I chatted with the onscreen married couple, and Coupe likened their new dynamic to Fifty Shades of Grey — which she's clearly a fan of, as you'll see from the video. Watch as she makes tons of Fifty Shades references, while her costar Wayans Jr. gets equally NSFW to talk about what he wishes they could show on network TV.
We've just said goodbye to an exciting 2011, and now it's time to look forward to the next 12 months! With another year comes a handful of hot actors whose stars are on the rise. There are some up-and-comers we're particularly excited to follow. Max Irons and Damon Wayans Jr. learned the tricks of the trade from their famous fathers Jeremy and Damon, while Chris Pratt starred opposite another famous dad, Brad Pitt, in Moneyball. Michael Fassbender received critical acclaim for his recent work, and nude scenes, in Shame, and Henry Cavill is sure to captivate audiences with his acting chops and six-pack in Man of Steel. British imports Dominic Cooper and Sam Claflin are noteworthy leading men, while Canadian Suits star Patrick Adams just picked up a SAG nomination for his small screen role. So, tell us — which guy do you want to see more of this year?
Eliza Coupe and Damon Wayans Jr. Joke About the NSFW Way Their Happy Endings Characters Got Together
Eliza Coupe and Damon Wayans Jr. play hilarious married couple Jane and Brad on Happy Endings, and the actors are just as funny in real life as they are on the show. When they recently hopped on the phone to chat with a group of reporters, they cracked everyone up with their answers to questions about things like how Jane and Brad met, how they keep straight faces among such funny costars, and where they'd like to see their characters go.
The cast is full of some pretty funny people. How do you guys manage to keep straight faces?
Damon Wayans Jr.: I have no tricks. I laugh whenever it's funny, so I waste time. And we actually all try and make each other break, and we like to actually stay in there longer just to make each other laugh. And I don't really think anybody's mastered a technique on not laughing, it's just fun. I like that.
Eliza Coupe: I keep a knife in my pocket at all times and just stab myself when I'm going to laugh. And it gets a little bloody, it's a little weird, but I am stabbing my leg during most of the show. So . . .
To find out more of what the Happy Endings stars had to say and Wayans's NSFW idea about how Brad and Jane met, just keep reading.
Eliza Coupe and Damon Wayans Jr. Say Their Happy Endings Characters "Have Way Too Much Sex to Break Up"
Eliza Coupe and Damon Wayans Jr. play married couple Jane and Brad on Happy Endings, and the funny actors make their characters' relationship anything but routine. In real life, the actors have that same comedic chemistry, as you can see here when I talked to them about the new season of the show, starting on Sept. 28. They joked around liberally about the secret to Brad and Jane's marriage (one word: sex), made fun of child actors, and professed their love for the other's sense of humor. Watch the slightly NSFW interview now.
Happy Endings is the newest mid-season relationship comedy to hit the small screen, premiering tomorrow night at 9:30 on ABC! We caught up with the very good-looking cast on set to hear about their chemistry, who's the biggest drinker, and what they thought when they read — or didn't read — the pilot script. The girls of the crew include 24 and The Girl Next Door star Elisha Cuthbert, SNL alumni Casey Wilson, and Scrubs's Eliza Coupe, while the guys are cute Zachary Knighton, Adam Pally, and Damon Wayans Jr. We enjoyed the first episode of the show and they're kicking off by airing two back to back — check out our interviews and tune into Happy Endings on April 13!