The 8-Inch Hurdle For The New CBS Comedy Me, Myself & I

There is a new CBS sitcom coming this fall called Me, Myself & I and it stars 5-time Emmy winner John Larroquette, SNL alum Bobby Moynihan and Jack Dylan Grazer. The interesting part of it is that all three actors play the same part. Wannabe inventor Alex Riley. Grazer plays a 14-year-old Riley, Moynihan is Riley at 40 and Larroquette is the man at 65. The tricky part of it all is that Larroquette stands 6’4″ while Moynihan comes in at 5’8″. That’s a whopping 8 inches of difference and where you might buy a growth spurt between age 14 and 40, you don’t usually get taller between 40 and 65.

Me, Myself & I

The subject came up at the Television Critics Summer press tour today and executive producer Dan Kopelman referred to the 2014 film Love & Mercy, where Paul Dano and John Cusack played Beach Boy Brian Wilson at different ages. Kopelman pointed out that, “They trusted the audience to go along with it.”

With the advancement in digital aging over the last few years, the show could’ve just used one actor, but Kopelman said, “I never considered aging Bobby up; it was always three actors playing same role. Honestly, it was about getting the best actor possible for the role, and we trust the audience will go along for the ride.”

As for how they plan to handle the 8 inch different between the two actors, Kopelman noted that the two actors are never on the screen togehter and , “In the [2042] scenes, we’ve tried to surround him with taller people, so he’s not towering over actors. Iif we do our job right, you’re going to go along for the ride.”

The first look trailer is below… and Larroquette still looks tall.

Me, Myself & I premieres Monday, Sept. 25 at 9:30.

Source: TVLine

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.

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