A chat with Thomas Middleditch
I was always a shy boy. But I had this real ham inside of me
I’d do a wacky smile but I was very introverted. I was bullied a fair amount. It was my 8th grade drama teacher & high school drama teacher up in Canada that really got me into acting & comedy
There's no map going from a tiny town in Canada to Hollywood
I just took whatever was in front of me. I worked on a cruise ship. I did improv. I walked dogs. I did odd jobs and random shit to pay the bills.
You need a healthy amount of delusion to do this
I may be walking dogs today, but tomorrow, I'm going to be whoever I want to be. I'm glad now that I got my foot in the door. I want to continue to grow both in comedy and drama.
My 2nd dream job is to make a video game
After I gain some capital, I also want to do some investing. Have a few pals who are willing to take me under their wing. Speaking of investing, let's talk a bit about the show Silicon Valley
Filming Silicon Valley is so much fun
Most of us knew each other from before and get along really well. We have a really good time on set with each other
I'm a computer nerd. Acting awkward was natural
The Richard Hendricks character came naturally. Back in high school, I used to host LAN parties. I know the type if not for me being an awkward guy.
The vomit scenes in Season 1 were tasty.
We used Naked. The fruit smoothy stuff mixed with little bits of banana chunks. I ended up eating and drinking a lot of it.
Richard hooking up with Monica, the VC lady?
Think season 4 episode 1 of Girls with the butt scene. Haha no. Squash all romantic interests between Richard and Monica. No, well. You'll see.
This upcoming season has been my favorite thus far
I had a total blast filming it. I think people will like it.
Oh, one last thing:
Take care of your pets. Have them neutered. Longevity for the environment.