Katie Aselton had no concept what she was speaking about all through her seven seasons on the hit FXX fantasy soccer present “The League.”
“I f–king hate football,” she informed Web page Six with fun on the current ATX TV Competition. “I never knew what I was talking about. I wish I had led with that during our run because I feel like I would get every f–king Emmy and Golden Globe because I didn’t know what I was talking about. I had to talk about players and plays and trades.”
Regardless of understanding nothing concerning the sport, Aselton, 40, proudly bragged about successful the forged and creators’ fantasy league.
“[Creator] Jeff Schaffer has been playing for a bajillion years, Steve [Rannazzisi] has been playing forever, Paul [Scheer] did all of his research and I f–king won, so there is no real skill to fantasy football, it’s a crapshoot,” she mentioned and joked, “Meaning everyone who’s doing it is wasting their time.”
In actual life, Aselton, who performed Jenny on the present, is married to Mark Duplass, who performed Pete on the present.
“It really throws people, it’s really confusing to them,” she mentioned, including that her on-screen husband Rannazzisi would get “really uncomfortable” with their kissing scenes.
“I didn’t do very well in the beginning,” Rannazzisi confirmed to Web page Six later that day. “It’s just tough when he’s standing right there.”
Aselton was the one lead feminine character on “The League” all through its run, and he or she liked it. She informed us she was by no means made to really feel like the one girl on the set.
“I feel like when they cast that show, you’re looking for improv comedy guys who like to talk about fantasy football,” she informed us. “That was like a perfect recipe for douche bag central, right? That’s who they so easily could have gone with and I could list you 30 names of guys who probably auditioned and they could have easily gotten it, probably would have known more about fantasy football and yet, they pulled together this group of guys who are lovely, awesome, respectful and inclusive.”
Aselton continued, “I was psyched to be Elaine.”