Interview with David Walton

David Walton is the star of the new show on NBC’s “Perfect Couples”. David has also appeared in last fall’s “Burlesque” and the upcoming “Friends with Benefits”. Movie Mikes had a chance to chat to David about his new show “Perfect Couples” and his upcoming role.

Mike Gencarelli: Tell us about your new show “Perfect Couples” and your role of Vance?
David Walton: The show premiers January 20th on NBC. It’s a comedy about three very different couples who are all friends. The show is based around the couples trials and tribulations due to being newly married or about to get married. I play Vance who is in love with a character named Amy. They are soul mates but probably would have been better off not ever meeting. Vance is a really passionate character and isn’t afraid to say what he’s thinking.

MG: How did you get involved with the show?
DW: I auditioned in early February of 2010 and I think they saw something in me they liked. It was a really quick and somewhat easy audition process. Within a couple weeks, I had the role and we shot the pilot in April. The show was picked up in May. We started shooting the series in August and shot 13 episodes. Everything has moved really fast.

MG: Tell us about how it has been working with your fellow cast?
DW: (Laughs) everyone gets along really well. I had known most of the cast previously and am friends with a lot of them. It was nice because we all have good chemistry with each other.

MG: How do you think the show will stand out amongst the other comedies?
DW:A lot of the comedies that are on television right now are work place comedies. Our show is a relationship comedy. Our show is very simple and it focuses on small moments in relationships that have happened to a lot of people at one time or another. I think our show is different because it’s smaller and a little more real.

MG: How was it working with Cher & Christina Aguilera on “Burlesque”?
DW: That was great! Christina was very sweet. She always would be humming to herself in between takes so I would try and stick around to hear her sing. There was one scene where I had to be shirtless, so I went into the makeup trailer to make sure I was all set for that role and Stanley Tucci was in there doing the same thing. I don’t know how old that guy really is but he is ripped and huge! I’m 31 and getting totally out done by this older guy. (Laughs) I ended up wearing a blanket for the entire scene of the movie. I was totally embarrassed.

MG: Tell us about working on the upcoming film “Friends with Benefits”?
DW: That’s a role that probably won’t make my mother or grandmother too proud. (Laughs) I have a scene where Mila Kunis walks in and I am on all fours wearing a horse type costume. Patricia Clarkson is dressed up as a fairy princess and is riding me! I play a FedEx pilot that she picked up at the airport. That was really hard to keep everything together while shooting that scene. Leather chaps aren’t as uncomfortable as they seem! (Laughs)

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