Archive for the ‘Ike Barinholtz’ Category
The Futon Critic interviewed several cast members as well as the creator of The Mindy Project at PaleyFest in March. You can check out each of the interviews in the links below:
+ Screen Actors Guild Awards – 1/27/13 (Chris)
+ “The Mindy Project” Cast at The Grove – 2/11/13 (Cast)
+ “The Mindy Project” at PaleyFest – 3/08/13 (Cast)
+ 4th Annual Milk+Bookies Story Time Celebration – 3/10/13 (Chris)
A Russian baseball player as abrasive as Kenny Powers is an unusual breakout role, but then, Ike Barinholtz is an unusual guy. After working in Chicago improv at the tail end of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s tenure, he joined the cast of MADtv for five years, then bounced around starring in spoof movies and doing guest spots on shows like The League. Then came the role on Danny McBride’s Eastbound & Down that caught Mindy Kaling’s eye. Barinholtz’s performance as the hideously-coiffed rival pitcher Ivan Dochenko prompted Kaling to tweet, “Okay am I really weird or is Ivan on Eastbound & Down as portrayed by @ikebarinholtz hot?” For the first season of The Mindy Project, which airs Tuesday nights on Fox, she hired the comely Barinholtz to write for and star on the show as nurse Morgan Tookers. We talked to the very charming actor about the upcoming season of Eastbound & Down, Kaling’s Wiffle ball skills, meeting Tina Fey, and popcorn lust.
ESQUIRE: I was reading your Twitter feed earlier.
IKE BARINHOLTZ: Oh, no.
ESQ: You just watched Les Mis. Did you like it?
IB: Here’s the deal: I watched it — it’s cheesy, it’s long, there are parts so boring that you want to tear your hair out, Russell Crowe is terrible, and yet, and yet, I was sobbing at the end. I was sobbing like a child. I’ve never seen that happen in a movie, where literally everyone in the theater will be crying, after Anne Hathaway sings “I Dreamed a Dream.” I feel like if I ever met her I would just start crying, because she was so good in that movie.