Jason Sudeikis, the star of Apple TV+ series “Ted Lasso,” has revealed that the character was initially conceived to be much more “belligerent.” However, observing the behavior of former US President Donald Trump forced a change in the character’s demeanor. In an interview with The Guardian, Sudeikis explained that the culture we were living in at the time influenced the character’s development. He added that he did not want to portray Lasso in the way he was originally conceived because he hated how people were not listening to one another.
Sudeikis also revealed that he visited the White House with his fellow castmates ahead of the premiere of the third season of “Ted Lasso.” They discussed the importance of mental health to promote overall wellbeing. Sudeikis had been in a fake Oval Office several times before and had met former Vice President Joe Biden, who he described as a warm guy.
“Ted Lasso” debuted its third season on Apple TV+ on March 15, but there has been no official announcement of a fourth season yet. The show has received critical acclaim for its heartwarming and optimistic portrayal of a football coach from Kansas who moves to England to coach a struggling Premier League team.
The show’s popularity has also led to a surge in interest in American football in the UK. According to The Guardian, the NFL has seen a 32% increase in UK viewership since “Ted Lasso” premiered in 2020. The show has also been praised for its diverse cast and representation of LGBTQ+ characters.
Sudeikis has won several awards for his portrayal of Ted Lasso, including a Golden Globe and a Critics’ Choice Television Award. He has also been praised for his work as a writer and producer on the show. In an interview with Deadline, Sudeikis credited his experience as a father for helping him write the show’s heartwarming and optimistic tone.
“Ted Lasso” has become a cultural phenomenon, with fans praising its positive message and feel-good humor. The show has been renewed for a third season, and fans are eagerly awaiting news of a fourth. With its heartwarming message and talented cast, “Ted Lasso” is sure to continue to be a fan favorite for years to come.