As funny as the Scrubs panel was at the TCA press tour, it would have been even better if we'd gotten to hear more from Sarah Chalke.
As funny as the Scrubs panel was at the TCA press tour, it would have been even better if we'd gotten to hear more from Sarah Chalke. So after the panel, I was one of a few reporters who chatted with Chalke about the future of Elliot, the joys of being back at work, losing co-star Zach Braff after this season, and filming in the Bahamas. Here's how the conversation went:
What was it like working with Courteney Cox?
We had such a good time. Courteney — I was very excited, cause she's playing a chief of medicine, and she's in a little black skirt, four-inch heels — we actually took a tape measure and measured both of our heels and they were both four inches. I was like, "You see, Bill [Lawrence, the executive producer]? Doctors, this is how they have to dress!" She's hysterical. We are so lucky to get to have her for three episodes and I hope she comes back and does more.
How was your experience working on How I Met Your Mother?
It was kind of last-minute. They called, like, on a Monday night — they said "Do you watch How I Met Your Mother"? I said, "Yeah, I love that show, it's hysterical." They're like, "Can you be here tomorrow morning?" They were like, "You're going to be playing a doctor, again," and I was like, "Great, can I bring my lab coat as my blankie?" And then — it's the nicest group. What a fun cast. You can tell they all really genuinely love each other, get along and have a great time working together.
And working with Britney Spears?
She was great. I mean, she played such a fun, quirky character, and she came in there and did her job.
Do you want to be the mother?
Who could hope for that? That's crazy!
For a hint from Chalke about a possible "something-or-other" between Elliot and JD, read more