Television stars took over the Montage Beverly Hills patio Monday night for the TV Academy’s Emmy Performers Peer Group celebration. The nominees were the guests of honor at the annual cocktail party and took a gander at where they would like to see themselves on television next.
“Reno 911!” alum Niecy Nash is nominated for a more serious performance in the HBO dark comedy, “Getting On.” After playing a security guard on Ryan Murphy’s horror-comedy “Scream Queens,” Nash said that she would like to extend her acting chops further with more dramatic roles.
“Oh my goodness, I would love to guest star on ‘Masters of Sex,’ I would love to guest star on ‘Ray Donovan.’ Her husband quickly reminded her that she was a fan of “American Crime” on ABC. She quickly responded, “Oohh that’s the one. I would love to be on ‘American Crime!'”
“Black-ish” dad Anthony Anderson told Variety that the upcoming season of the ABC series will continue to show his character, Andre, as an honest TV father figure.
“Our first episode out of the gate is going to be us talking about the N-word,” Anderson revealed. “We say it 13 times in this show so we are really going to continue to push the envelope. Our second episode is going to be Andre wanting to buy a gun and everyone is going to have an opinion… even the children.”
He continued, “We’re going to talk about some topics that are polarizing the country.” It just so happens that at the top of Anderson’s list of potential guest stars are President Obama and the First Lady to appear as themselves.
“They’re huge fans of the show so I would love to finally get them on an episode,” he stated.
“Better Call Saul’s” Jonathan Banks said he would like to work with friends on future projects. His first appearance, 1974’s “Linda’s Film on Menstruation” recently brought back laughs as it became the centerpiece for a viral celebrity Sex Ed PSA on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight.”
“Wasn’t that fun?” he started. “Somebody stuck that online a couple of years ago and I completely forgot about it. I did as a favor to a friend, which goes to show that no good deed goes unpunished.”
Although that favor came back to bite him, Banks mentioned friends that he’d love to work with including Sam Elliott and Shea Whigham.