Hulu’s ‘Resident Advisors’ Stars Discuss Sexiling and Condom Episodes

The cast and crew of Hulu’s new comedy series “Resident Advisors” gathered on the Paramount Pictures lot Tuesday evening to celebrate college life and its singular experiences.

For some cast members, working on the show — which will air exclusively on Hulu beginning April 9 — induced a serious case of the life-imitating-art-imitating-life cycle.

“I feel that it really accurately represents college life and all the craziness that ensues in a dorm,” said Juliette Goglia, who plays a freshman resident on the show. “I’m a freshman at USC right now, living in the dorms. We have an episode called ‘Sexiled,’ and the second I got to USC, everyone was complaining about being sexiled!” (Read: Getting exiled from a dorm room so a roommate can privately engage in sexual activity.)

Cast members Daryl Sabara (“Spy Kids”) and Jacob Wysocki (“Pitch Perfect”) play classmates on the series and actually attended El Camino Community College together. Their kinship was evident, as Wysocki treated Sabara to a lengthy shoulder massage on the red carpet.

The show’s theme also had some of its stars pondering whether they would make good resident advisers themselves.

“I think I would do great,” Jamie Chung (“Big Hero 6,” “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”) said of her hypothetical profession. “I can put up a pretty good facade of being totally strict and doing my job, but then I’d be like, ‘Throw me 20 bucks and I’ll let you smoke that weed in the bathroom.’”

Graham Rogers, who plays an R.A. alongside Chung, didn’t think he would thrive in the position in real life. “I’m not a very strict person,” he said. “I got a dog, and I don’t really set up too many rules for my dog, so I don’t know.”

The cast and crew were unanimously grateful that the series found a home at Hulu.

“Hulu really granted us a lot of creative freedom,” Rogers said. “We got away with a lot of stuff that we wouldn’t have other places, which really makes it funny and special. Like, there’s a condom episode. There’s a lot of freedoms granted.”

The series’ director Ira Ungerleider (“Friends”) was particularly grateful to the “Resident Advisors” team for their willingness to gamble on this project. “Everybody worked very hard for much less than they’re used to making,” Ungerleider said in his pre-show speech. “Every department turned in a huge effort at lower rates to do this project because they liked it… It had all this anarchic, chaotic, crazy energy that college has when you’re trying to figure out who you are and (when) the world has no rules.”

Ungerleider also joked that he wasn’t too concerned that viewers would feel they didn’t get their money’s worth. “If you don’t like it, it didn’t cost that much,” he joked. “So, there’s that.”

“Resident Advisors” is produced by Paramount Digital and executive produced by Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman, through their Brownstone Productions banner, along with Michael Petok (“Black-ish”). Alex Jenkins Reid and Taylor Jenkins Reid wrote the first season, and actors Anna Camp (“Pitch Perfect 2”) and Jayma Mays (“Glee,” “The Millers”) are also featured.

(Pictured: Actors Anna Camp, Elizabeth Banks and Jamie Chung at the L.A. premiere of Hulu’s “Resident Advisors” at the Sherry Lansing Theatre at Paramount Studios)

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