A really lovely interview with Nick Offerman, whose show I’ve yet to see but whose character has gone viral enough to recognise. He’s an interesting, thoughtful, genuine and unusual guy. I wish him all of the success in the world.
The other reason I don’t worry is that I am the luckiest guy working in the business right now. To have ended up with the lottery ticket of a role of Ron Swanson on Parks And Recreation, there’s nobody I’d rather be on television right now. I am the luckiest son of a bitch that has the best part going, and so if that’s what I have to exchange for a hard time getting cast for years after, I’ll happily make that deal and give the dealer a firm handshake every time. Before I got that job, I enjoyed a consistent career of journeyman character roles and a lot of theater work and a lot of woodworking, and the worst-case scenario… Let’s just say I can never be cast again after Ron Swanson. Then I have a life of theater and woodworking and my wife to look forward to, and that doesn’t make me anything but very happy.