The Arrested Development cast talks about Jeffrey Tambor's behavior

May 23, 2018 17:14

NEW: Spent an hour with the cast of Arrested Development yesterday -- with Jeffrey Tambor present. The conversation turned emotional as the subject of Tambor's on-set behavior came up.

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- Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) May 23, 2018

All the members of the Arrested Development cast besides Michael Cera and Portia De Rossi did an interview with the New York Times. During the conversation, the interviewer brought up the allegations from the Transparent set and asked if Tambor expects to be a part of a potential next season of Arrested Development. Jason Bateman says he won't do the show without him.

They then talked about Tambor's verbal harassment of his on-screen wife Jessica Walter that he mentioned in a recent profile. Batemen defended Tambor and said they're like a family and "a lot of stuff happens in 15 years". Will Arnett says he even keyed Bateman's car once. David Cross says Tambor is learning from his experiences.

At a certain point after Tambor explained he'd apologized and is going to put that behind him, Jessica Walter tearfully talks about what happened
In a striking exchange, Jessica Walter teared up, with Tambor sitting a few feet away: "Verbally, yes, he harassed me, but he did apologize. I have to let it go."

She turned to Tambor: "And I have to give you a chance to, you know, for us to be friends again."
- Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) May 23, 2018

I'll be posting a bunch of stuff that we had to cut for space. But I asked Alia Shawkat, the only actor in the cast outside of Tambor to be on both Arrested Development and Transparent, what both sets were like.
- Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) May 23, 2018


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