Brett Goldstein, the ‘Ted Lasso’ actor who had to confirm that he is flesh and blood

09/13/2022 at 10:02

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The British comedian, also a writer and producer of the series, has once again won the Emmy for best supporting role for his role as Roy Kent

‘Ted Lasso’ has been crowned again this Monday, September 12for the second consecutive time, as the best comedy series in the Emmy, the ‘Oscars’ of television. The story about the optimistic football coach who earned a place in the hearts of the players and fans of the A.F.C. Richmond of the English Premier League has also brought an award to its protagonist, Jason Sudeikisand another to Brett Goldsteinas the best supporting actor, both repeaters raising the coveted statuette.

Also writer and producer of the series, Goldstein plays one of the main characters, the tough Roy Kent, precisely one of the most talked about during the second season of the comedy Apple+. The reason is the most bizarre: the rumors that the soccer coach he plays was not brought to life by a flesh and blood actor, but rather was recreated virtually. Her acceptance speech at the Emmys (with some censored swearing included) has dismantled this theory.

During the broadcast of the second season of ‘Ted Lasso’, a rumor circulated on the Reddit forums that the former star of the A.F.C. Richmond and now Ted Lasso’s assistant tech was actually a artificial creation using CGI (computer generated graphics). His pristine facial hair and trimmed beard, in addition to Brett Goldstein’s hieratic performance, sparked speculation that Apple was experimenting with the character as if he were a player from the latest FIFA video game.

funny denial

There was so much talk about the case that even the actor himself had to come to the fore on his social networks denying the rumors by pulling English humor. Taking cover behind an emoticon with his face, Goldstein joked: “I’m a completely real normal human male, I just happen to live in a special effects studio, doing normal things like rendering, buffering, or transferring data.”

Scriptwriter, producer and interpreter of ‘Ted Lasso’, Goldstein (Sutton, United Kingdom, 1980) entered the Apple+ series thanks to Bill Lawrence (‘Scrubs’), co-creator of the acclaimed comedy with Sudeikis, whom he knew from one of the many pilots he had shot and which had not come to fruition. At first, he was hired only to write scripts, but he managed to convince his bosses that he was the one to play the character. foul-mouthed Roy Kent, the curmudgeonly gambler in the twilight of his career. Although at first the bosses saw him more as Higgins, the efficient assistant to the president of the club.

hardness and tenderness

Goldstein has been able to combine hardness and tenderness that required the role of Kent, who we see ranting against the referees both on the field of play and in his ephemeral stage as a sports commentator as well as practically acting as the father of his insightful niece, for whom he usually babysits between matches and match. Because there were plenty of tables for him, after having participated in more than thirty titles, from Ricky Gervais’s comedy about the elderly ‘Derek’ and the fireproof ‘Doctor Who’ to the fantastic ‘soulmates’where he worked as a producer and screenwriter.

His biography is also related to Spain, since after graduating from the University of Warwick in Cinema and Feminism lived for a while in marbella. It was when his father bought a strip club during her “midlife crisis,” as his son defined it. The actor did not miss out on this curious life experience and captured it years later in a comedy show that he presented at an Edinburgh theater festival.

Already immersed in the writing of the third season of ‘Ted Lasso’, and after having fun writing and directing a parody of the successful ‘reality’ ‘Love island’, now it’s time to see if his tactics as a coach (in fiction) are as effective as his acting talent (in real life). Many viewers are convinced that his pragmatism is the best combination with the energetic positive philosophy of Ted Lasso.

Brett Goldstein, the ‘Ted Lasso’ actor who had to confirm that he is flesh and blood