The pre-rehearsal, pre-opening buzz for The Farnsworth Invention on Broadway continues to mount, with this short interview with Hank Azaria — set to play the role of David Sarnoff — in New York Magazine:
Q: You’re always so likable in your performances—is it going to be a challenge to play a bad guy?
A: My good friend Oliver Platt gave me this advice: “Even though you’re playing a dick, you got to play the role like you’re making the case before God why you deserve to be in Heaven.” So I don’t see myself as the bad guy, like, at all.
Hey, even Darth Vader turned out to be Luke’s father. Could it be….?!?!?! Naaah.