Bryan Greenberg, the star of the new HBO series, How To Make It In America, recently talked to TVGuide.com about his new gig. Many viewers will recognize Bryan from his stints on One Tree Hill and the short-lived ABC drama, October Road, but America may just may end up being his star-making role.
Bryan told TV Guide that he got involved in the project because he knew the show’s creator, Ian Edelman “through basketball and a mutual friend.” And went on to explain, “but I had no idea he was a writer. I was reading in the trades that he had this script and I read it, I responded to it. I met with him, Julian Farino and Rob Weiss, I did a chemistry read with Victor Rasuk, and it all came together.”
Regarding comparisons to HBO’s other hit comedy, “Entourage”, Bryan responded, “I think those comparisons are inevitable just because it’s HBO and Mark Wahlberg [is an executive producer for both shows], but it’s a totally different show. I think that it’s very timely with the economy. You can no longer just go to college, get your degree, do your career. Now people are struggling to do multiple jobs at the same time. You have to do a bunch of different hustles just to get by and that’s what this show is tapping into.”
Bryan is proud to be a part of the cast and feels it is very different from many of the ensembles currently on TV. He explained, “It’s a great cast and Eddie [Kaye Thomas] just kills it every time he has a scene. Luis Guzman doesn’t have to say anything to get a laugh. [Rapper] Kid Cudi is turning out to be a comedic gem, which nobody knew — including himself. This show has a very talented young cast, fresh, real. I don’t find any false moments. It’s awesome to watch and even better to be a part of.”
How To Make It In America airs Sunday night at 10 pm on HBO.
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