It’s You, Not Me Episode 1

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Joe Grubbs
Joe Grubbs plays Ben in It’s You, Not Me

Cliché: Tell us about your character in a couple sentences.
Joe Grubbs: He is lazy and horny at the same time. Plus, he enjoys his weed and gaming against Asian girls.

Have you ever played this role in your own personal dating life?
I do find myself battling between being lazy and horny at certain times.

What do you like/dislike about your character?
I love his honesty.

Tell us your most memorable experience while shooting this series.
Aside from getting to gaze in Joey Russo’s eyes all the time? I really enjoyed getting to shoot the bar scene with Joey, Ronnie, and Kua.

How did you come to be a part of this project?
I was a former student of Lauren’s and a fellow classmate to Renee.

What was is like working with your long time teacher wearing the director hat?
It was easy. I was already familiar with her style of directing and what she normally expects from her actor’s.

How collaborative or how much freedom did you have to “play” or improvise on set?
A ton. Lauren loves to do a take where we get to get off book a little and improv which is always fun for me.

What was the funnest part of shooting this episode?
It was the first time I had ever shot with Joey and Ronnie at the same time. Those two guys are great at improv so it was fun to work off of one another.

Personal notes or comments about this episode:
I was wearing a sweater and it had to be in the 90’s that day.

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