'Breaking Dangerous' star David Costabile displays on his 'Workplace' cameo

It is no secret that The Workplace had a stacked foremost forged, however over time the present welcomed its justifiable share of massive names to the set for cameos as nicely.

We have chatted about about cameos from Amy Adams and Robert Pine (Chris Pine’s dad), however on the newest episode of Stitcher’s Workplace Women podcast, former co-stars Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey rewatched the Season 6 episode “The Banker,” which options one other acquainted face: David Costabile.

You seemingly know the actor, who’s been in every little thing from The Wire to Fits to Billions, as chemist/meth cook dinner Gale Boetticher on Breaking Dangerous and Higher Name Saul. Costabile additionally performed the titular banker named Eric Ward in “The Banker” episode of The Workplace, so he mirrored on his function for the podcast.

How did David Costabile get forged on The Workplace?

“The story with me in The Workplace is that I had recognized Rainn Wilson since faculty and we grew to become lifelong mates,” Costabile defined. “We had created this play known as The New Bozena. And that is truly what introduced us out to Los Angeles. We had been doing it in New York, and we had accomplished it off-Broadway on the Cherry Lane Theater. After which we got here to Los Angeles to do the present and to additionally see if we might promote it and make it right into a TV present or film or one thing, which we ended up doing — promoting it, however not making it. And round that point we have been on the market, Rainn — and actually, all of us — received auditions to go in for the pilot of The Workplace. Which we did. So it was extremely enjoyable.”

Costabile shared that he auditioned for the pilot of The Workplace, but it surely was clear that Rainn was born to play Dwight. “Then all through the years, I might go in and audition for a bunch of issues, and Allison Jones [casting director for The Office] all the time regarded out for me, and it was very thrilling to have the ability to to assume that I might get on that present. And I actually, actually, actually wished to,” Costabile mentioned. “Rainn was all the time… each season he would ask Allison. He can be like, ‘Can you place him on? Can you place him on?’ And they also lastly received me on the present.”

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A dynamic duo: Costabile and Lieberstein

The episode options plenty of standout scenes, particularly contemplating it was a clips episode filled with previous callbacks, however Fischer and Kinsey gave a particular shoutout to the moments when Eric the banker and Toby shared the display screen.

“I like that Toby is working so laborious to defend the corporate. And after I was buying and selling messages with David, I requested him if there was something he remembered specifically about capturing this episode, and he talked about these scenes between him and Paul [Lieberstein],” Fischer mentioned.

One of many issues that I keep in mind so strongly was I had a scene with Paul, and I wished so badly to see if I might be drier and much more understated than Paul and sadly, I could not do it,” Costabile mentioned. “And I attempted my hardest to do it, and I actually, actually wished to as a result of I really like Paul’s performing, and I believed he was hilarious within the present and I wished to see if I might truly go beneath the place he was. And as I did it, I spotted like, ‘Oh no. He has so many different ranges that he might even ratchet again.’ And he did. He smoked me out, clearly, as we have been doing the scene, as a result of then as I used to be attempting to get beneath him, he would simply get decrease and decrease and smaller and smaller. And it was an extremely enjoyable sport to attempt to play as we have been capturing the scene.” 

“It was like these two guys attempting to out-bore one another,” Kinsey mused. “I believed it was so nice. Their power and tone was so excellent. I want to see extra of them.”

Make sure you try the complete podcast episode to listen to extra behind-the-scenes tales about filming the episode, “The Banker.”

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Originally posted 2022-04-30 09:00:00.


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