There's no way to get around it.
I've been a fan of Ron Livingston's since his early movie career. Swingers and Office Space set a tone for which he has become very well known, and his role as Sam Loudermilk allows him to play directly to his strengths.
Loudermilk Season 2 premiered on October 16, and we had a chance to talk with Livingston about what to expect from the season going forward and what it's been like standing in his shoes that have been carrying him around a very successful 2018 television season.
Enjoy excerpts from our interview below, which has been slightly modified for content.
You're having a pretty good year, aren't you?
Yeah, it's been a road wave of TD gigs, it seems.
Oh, and movies, too.
Yeah, I don't know what it is. I think sometimes you have busy years and you have lean years. And this one, it's probably as busy as I've been maybe ever.
Yeah, it's pretty impressive. Go you.
Thank you. I'll take it.
And you know, we have Loudermilk, we have A Million Little Things, and then we have an episode of The Romanoff's coming up.
Yup, that's right.
Loudermilk is back, and I'm really excited about it. It's probably one of my favorite roles that I've ever had the opportunity to play. It's just a blast to sort of be in that guy's skin.
You know, but at a certain point, you want to share it with everybody else. And I don't wanna be the only one talking about it. It's nice when other people can have their opinions and talk about it and, you know, tell you whether it worked or not.
It's kind of a bummer that it's not more widely seen.
You know, I don't worry about that stuff, to be honest.
Well, it keeps people from talking about it.
Well, you know, my experience of how I came up, you know, all of my biggest breaks, in the beginning, were things that nobody ever saw at the time that they came out.
Like sort of built and blossomed over time. Swingers, nobody saw Swingers when it came out. Nobody saw Office Space when it came out.
I saw Office Space on the very first day it came out. We left work to see it.
How many people were in the theater?
Well, there were at least two of us.
Exactly. You know, so I think one thing I've learned is that if you do your job and you make it good ... we live in an environment now where people are gonna find it. They don't care when you made it.
If they haven't seen it, it's new to them, and there are so many different platforms now that are hungry for content. I feel like things get a second life, a third life, a fourth life, a fifth life, and if they're good, then they're eventually gonna catch on somewhere with somebody.
So I'm okay with it. As long as, I'll tell you what, as long as they want it and Audience keep making it. And that's part of their business model, you..