Living your best life on the set of Schmigadoon! Cecily Strong opened up about forming an off-screen friendship with her co-star Keegan-Michael Key while filming their upcoming Apple TV + series.
“The only thing we would do is, when we get there in the morning, we will be in the makeup trailer and start running lines,” said the Saturday night live star, 37, counted exclusively Us weekly on Tuesday, June 29. “We just had such silly lines and we were improvising and just, you know, playing around and getting bigger and bigger. [We were] just two idiots from musical theater, from comedy, nerds, the biggest nerds, making each other laugh while we executed lines, and then we were going to do the scene and then we had to cut everything we had added. “
Strong and Key, 50, play a couple on a backpacking trip designed to rekindle the spark they’ve lost in their relationship. However, things change when they are trapped inside a city that lives a musical from the 1940s and discover that they cannot leave until they find “true love”. The six-episode first season of the musical also stars Alan Cumming, Kristin chenoweth, Dove cameron, Jane krakowski, Jaime Camil, Aaron Tveit, Fred armisen, Ariana DeBose other Ann harada.
The star-studded cast contributed to the warmth of the series. “It was kind of a whirlwind. They really took me to a magical place, “Strong said. U.S. “They took me to Vancouver during a pandemic and then I lived on that set for six weeks or so. Alone [to work] With the people that I am such a fan of every day it was a lot of fun. You couldn’t feel bad. You couldn’t keep your bad mood on that set. It’s one of the most loving environments I’ve ever worked in, where it was, like, one day. [showrunner Cinco Paul’s] crying, [director Barry Sonnenfeld’s] crying, I’m crying. We’re all like, ‘Oh, I love you so much.
Strong, who also served as a producer on the project, hopes the show isn’t one and is over, in part because of her fascination with her co-stars. “I was amazed by everyone and then I saw them perform. I mean, it was amazing to see Aaron do that song and dance in front of me, ”she recalled. “Then looking at Kristin and saying, ‘She makes, like, a quotable line out of all her lines.’ That is incredible. There was something to see from everyone, and I am so lucky to be able to work with them and I hope to do it again, in this or another magical town. “
As for the perspective of season 2, the actress definitely agrees. “I love this show and I think anything Cinco did would be amazing. And also, if not [happen]”I think it’s amazing,” he said. “So I said, ‘I’ll introduce myself. If there’s anything, let me be there.’
Schmigadoon premieres globally on Apple TV + on July 16.
With reports from Mandie DeCamp