TV Junkie: Interview with Katie Aselton from 'The League'
We've never tried to hide the fact that we're tremendous fans of FX's "The League" (Thursdays @ 10:30pm), the series about a group of former college buddies/misfits who run an extremely competitive, no holds barred fantasy football league. For those who haven't watched the show, the fantasy football stuff is the MacGuffin, simply an environment for some hilarious characters powered by inspired improvisational performances from a cast that includes: Paul Scheer, Mark Duplass, Jon Lajoie, Stephen Rannazzisi, Nick Kroll, and Katie Aselton.While it was insightful to talk to the series co-creators Jackie Marcus Schaffer and Jeff Schaffer a few weeks ago, we had really wanted to speak with more of the series cast - we did a walk and talk in Hollywood with Jon Lajoie about 6 months before the first episode aired, and we talked off-record with Nick Kroll at the HBO Emmy party, but none of these conversations were recent.
We were very excited to have had a chance to speak with Katie Aselton, who plays Jenny, wife of Kevin (played by Stephen Rannazzisi) as her character has become a series regular - appearing in nearly every episode as the lone female interloper available to wreak havoc on the male-dominated fantasy football league. Aselton appears on the show with real-life husband Mark Duplass who plays the recently single Pete. While we had always suspected Duplass to be one of the luckiest guys in the world, a phone call with Aselton confirmed it as she was as friendly and charming in real life as she is beautiful, smart, and funny on the show - a seemingly impossible combination.