J.J. Abrams based Greg Grunberg’s ‘Felicity’ character on the actor

J.J. Abrams based Greg Grunberg’s ‘Felicity’ character on the actor

Greg Grunberg and his “Felicity” character Sean Blumberg aren’t so completely different.

“[Sean] was based on me,” Grunberg instructed Web page Six at the latest ATX TV Competition.

Grunberg’s character on the sequence, which was created by J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves, was recognized for constantly developing with wild innovations that by no means panned out.

“J.J. [Abrams] and I have been sharing an residence,” Grunberg stated. “I used to be developing with concepts. I by no means stopped. I acquired that from my dad. I liked developing with enterprise concepts.”

Grunberg, who hosts a podcast known as “An Actor, a Comic and a Musician Stroll Right into a Bar,” added, “I’ve created an app that was actually profitable known as Yowza, it was a cell coupon app. I’ve at all times carried out that sort of factor in order that was very a lot me and so they simply wrote actually silly concepts.”

The actor went on to work with Abrams on “Alias,” “Misplaced,” “Star Trek” and “Star Wars: The Power Awakens.”

“He’s my oldest buddy in the world,” Grunberg instructed us. “He’s my brother, I like him and all these things is icing on the cake — it simply occurs to be a really massive cake that has helped my profession tremendously, however greater than something he’s been there as a buddy.”

The pair met in elementary college after they have been four years outdated.

Each Amanda Foreman, who performed Meghan on “Felicity,” and Tangi Miller, who performed Elena, echoed Grunberg’s feedback about Abrams.

“J.J. is really considered one of the funniest, you’d like to be buddies with him,” Foreman stated. Miller added, “I keep in mind he was at all times very supportive.”

Grunberg, Foreman and Miller have been amongst the solid members at the ATX TV Competition for the “Felicity” 20th reunion panel. Scott Foley, Scott Speedman, Keri Russell, Amy Jo Johnson, Ian Gomez and Rob Benedict have been additionally in attendance.


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