David Cross sat down for a chat with Keith Olbermann on Countdown, but the two pals (both play in Jason Bateman’s fantasy football together, who knew?!) had so much to discuss they had to make a web extra. During their extended time together, the topic turned to, as to be expected, the long and eagerly awaited Arrested Development movie. While Cross (who calls the constant barrage of Arrested chatter “mildly irritating,” but realizes being synonymous with the show is “certainly a good thing to be remembered for”) hasn’t talked to the show’s creator Mitchell Hurwitz for over a year, he did confirm one possible story line for the movie: All the characters would play their own fathers. “It’s genius, it’s the perfect way to address it,” Cross said of Hurwitz’s plan to handle the five-year gap since the series went off the air and left a Mrs. Featherbottom-sized hole in the hearts of fans.
Check out the full semi-NSFW work clip below, in which Cross talks about more Arrested madness (he and Tobias Fünke had to learn the very hard way that the Blue Man Group don’t actually paint themselves to get that sapphire hue), his engagement to Amber Tamblyn (“I am going to take her name… David Rose Marie Tamblyn”), how the Internet reacted to their relationship (“They’re not nice, but we dismiss them”), and what’s next for The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (a movie by 2028!) and his career (writing and directing a non-“lame” sitcom). Watch:
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