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.
Eliza Coupe is part of one of TV's funniest ensembles on Happy Endings, and when I recently chatted with the actress, I found that she's just as hilarious as her character, Jane. Coupe dished about the hijinks we can expect from the rest of the season, but she also she talked about the Happy Endings footage we may never see: the blooper reel. Coupe told me why it might not be suitable for the public, and she also confessed which of her crushes will make a guest appearance on the show.
BuzzSugar: Which of your costars make you crack up during scenes?
Eliza Coupe: Almost all of them. Honestly, all of them, they all do. If we have a scene with all of us, it's ridiculous. But of course Damon [Wayans Jr.] and I . . . they showed a gag reel at our wrap party a week and a half ago and it was edited down to two hours and nine minutes, and honestly the whole thing was Damon and I, because we completely break all the time with each other. And we do it purposely. We're horrible. The crew after a while is like, "OK, OK, alright, everybody."
Buzz: How does one get their hands on this gag reel?
EC: I know, it's so good! It's totally R-rated though. Damon and I use every single bad word that's been invented, or we invent it ourselves.
Buzz: I hope it's on the DVD.
EC: I know! I hope so too. I wish they would just release it. I think it would be such a cool thing to have it released, but I feel like there would be some serious bans on it though. It would be taken off the Internet, it's so dirty. It is so dirty.
Buzz: How dirty?
EC: Well in Happy Endings, we shoot pretty much everything X-rated, R-rated, NC-17, whatever you want to call it, and then they trim it down to make it suitable for network television.
To find out just how dirty the Happy Endings scripts are before they air and what Coupe said about the season finale, just keep reading.
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!