Jason Sudeikis has revealed how former US President Donald Trump has helped shape him. Ted Lasso character.
The 47-year-old actor recalled his 2015 dinner date with ex Olivia Wilde as he looked back at the Ted Lasso character he created for a comedy skit.
In an interview with GuardSudeikis talked about why he decided to make his character “warm and fuzzy” instead of “aggressive”.
“That’s the culture we live in,” says Sudeikis. “I’m not very active online and it’s even affecting me. Then you have Donald Trump going down the escalator. I said, ‘OK, this is silly,’ and then he opened up to everyone… I hate how people don’t listen to each other.
He added: “Things get very binary and I don’t think that’s how the world works.”
Sudeikis also told how he and Wilde just had son Otis “and as a new parent it was like, ‘Son, I don’t want to add to this.’ Well, I just don’t want to describe it.
Ted Lasso based on an American college football coach hired to coach AFC Richmond, an English football team.
He is often ridiculed for his optimism and lack of experience with the sport, but gradually won over people with his kind, hopeful and compassionate coaching approach.
In March, Sudeikis talked to Diversity about the end of Ted Lasso.
“This is the end of the story that we wanted to tell, we hope to tell, that we love to tell,” he told the outlet. “The fact that people will want more and be more curious than they don’t even know – which is Season Three – is heartening.”