Chris Gorham and Becki Newton revived their Ugly Betty characters Henry Grubstick and Amanda Tanen, respectively, for a few foolish skits whereas engaged on the set of their new collection, Netflix’s The Lincoln Lawyer.
In a video unique to Deadline (above), Amanda has noticed a person who appears equivalent to Henry, Betty Suarez’s (America Ferrera) boyfriend. While in shock, she calls up her bestie Marc (Michael Urie) to dish about this mysterious man.
“Marc, it’s me. I’ve one thing necessary to inform you,” she tells the individual on the road. “Grubstick has a twin who is actually sizzling. I simply noticed him and I’m going to textual content you photos all day. Ok, keep tuned.”
Gorham laughs whereas fascinated by making the movies with Newton, who he says is likely one of the costars he’s seen commonly since his time on Ugly Betty ended. Although the pair solely had just a few days the place their schedules coincided whereas on The Lincoln Lawyer, they positively had the previous on their minds.
“I can’t keep in mind when was the final time I noticed Becki earlier than The Lincoln Lawyer, however we all the time noticed one another as soon as each couple of years, a minimum of,” Gorham tells Deadline. “I keep in mind feeling actually nervous after we had been negotiating with the Netflix collection as a result of I believed the producers would put collectively that Becki and I had labored collectively earlier than. I additionally fearful they’d not give me the half as a result of [my character] Trevor Elliot is so in contrast to Henry Grubstick. She was the primary individual I advised after it was all performed and it was actually nice to work along with her once more. She’s a complete sweetheart.”
Newton wasn’t the one individual within the solid of the Netflix collection Gorham has beforehand labored with. In 1997, he appeared in 4 episodes of Party of Five alongside Neve Campbell, who portrays Maggy McPherson in The Lincoln Lawyer.
“When I did Party of Five, Neve and I shared some scenes however we didn’t actually work together so we didn’t spend a number of time collectively again then. I largely labored with Jennifer Love Hewitt and Scott Wolf,” he shares. “This time round, we bought to know one another higher. She was so beautiful and actually candy.”
Gorham’s function in The Lincoln Lawyer was fairly reverse to many of the characters he’s delivered to life all through his profession. Trevor is a tech bro accused of killing his spouse and her lover who finally ends up with a brand new lawyer, Mickey Haller (Manuel Garcia Rulfo) after his first lawyer was murdered.
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“When I bought the primary script, I didn’t know on that first learn that he did it,” Gorham reveals. “Having performed sufficient tv, we work actually arduous within the first and second scenes to make him appear harmless and reliable. So I used to be fairly positive that he did do it, however I didn’t know proper off the bat. In truth, after I bought solid, it was one of many first questions that [executive producer] Ted [Humprey] requested me. I advised him he in all probability did kill his spouse, however that it’s actually necessary to plan in order that the viewers doesn’t know that. The method I did that was by deciding that regardless of the violence and all the opposite stuff, Trevor did love his spouse. And that Mickey was proper about him having change into hooked on success, cash, and the eye he bought from taking credit score for Lara’s breakthrough. It’s form of tragic as a result of the drug wins and it’s actually not a contented ending for anyone.”
He added, “That cocktail social gathering scene the place Trevor lastly takes off his masks and is such an asshole to Mickey was so nice. It’s actually enjoyable to be the unhealthy man.”
The Lincoln Lawyer is obtainable to stream in its entirety through Netflix.
Gorham’s second Ugly Betty skit with Becki Newton may be discovered beneath.