Adam Scott Reveals Amy Poehler's Demanding On-Set Lunch Habits


Both Adam Scott and Amy Poehler are at Sundance to promote A.C.O.D, in which Amy Poehler plays, of all things, Adam Scott’s young step mother (the film also stars Catherine O’Hara and Richard Jenkins, making this movie’s cast one of the most promising around). Months ago, Vulture gave Amy Poehler the chance to reveal Adam Scott’s secret habits and the results were nothing short of hilarious. Now they’re giving Adam Scott the chance to turn the tables. Here’s what he said about your imaginary best friend:

“Before every take of a new scene, whenever we’re starting a new scene, she has a really weird process she goes through: She needs complete silence, and she has to have all the lights in the building turned off, which is really inconvenient because there’s a whole crew working, and all of the actors are trying to work. But we need to turn all of the lights out. So it’s pitch dark, while she, quote, moves into the space of her character. But, you know, whatever gets you there; it’s fine. And so we all support her, and it’s her show, so we’re all just going to have to keep doing that. But I will go on record as saying that I think it’s strange.”

I will go on record saying that you two are the cutest, but, anyway, please carry on.

“She will usually dictate what everyone else is eating, and so every day when it’s lunchtime, everyone gets to their trailer and finds out what Amy had ordered for them. And you have to eat it, and you have to eat all of it. You can’t leave anything on your plate, that’s another rule. And sometimes it’s, like, raw squid, and you have to eat it because that’s her rule. It’s like Leslie [Knope] needs to know what everyone had for lunch. It’s some convoluted crazy way into her character that she’s come up with that she needs to know what everyone ate for lunch, and it has to be her idea. Otherwise, the scenes just don’t work.”

I’m well aware that Adam Scott is happily married, presumably to a very lovely woman. I respect their union, but, damn, if he and Poehler don’t have the best chemistry in show business, I don’t know who does.

Adam Scott Reveals Amy Poehler’s Diva Demands [Vulture]

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