If it wasn’t already clear Eugene Levy is without doubt one of the most beloved actors in comedy, a tribute video from his present business colleagues confirms it. The Newport Beach Film Festival is awarding Levy a lifetime achievement award. His son, Schitt’s Creek creator Dan Levy, made a video of testimonials from solid members and a few of Levy’s different co-stars. The tales they inform are basic Eugene Levy.
One Schitt’s Creek costar has the very best story about Eugene Levy ingesting a soda on the set. Read about that and extra beneath, and watch the complete video Dan Levy shared.
Eugene Levy was recognized for his pauses
Eugene Levy is a sluggish talker. At least that imply he by no means fumbled for his phrases. Schitt’s Creek costar Noah Reid lamented he was stumbling in his type phrases for Levy.
“Eugene would do a way better speech for me,” Reid mentioned. “It would take much longer. He would be like, ‘Yeah, Noah, wow, yeah.’”
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Chris Elliott had quite a lot of scenes with Levy as Roland Schitt. Elliott lovingly teased Levy for his sluggish line supply.
“The first day of shooting, I was blown away just watching him act, taking his dramatic pauses and listening to the other actors,” Elliott mentioned. “I learned a lot that first day. I learned that those dramatic pauses were really because he couldn’t remember his lines.”
The ‘Schitt’s Creek’ solid regarded as much as Eugene Levy
Dan Levy mentioned he discovered methods to run Schitt’s Creek from his father. They created the present collectively however Dan largely took over after season 2.
“You’re very good at what you do and you set a bar for everyone that you work with,” Dan Levy mentioned. “You are incredibly professional. You are incredibly kind and you have been such a role model for me just in terms of how to be good generally and good at your job.”
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Jenn Robertson, who performed Jocelyn Schitt, labored in direction of the moments when she may get amusing out of Eugene Levy.
“He’s a pretty special guy and when he laughs, when Eugene laughs at something that you’ve done it is the best feeling in the world,” Robertson mentioned. “Thank you for choosing me to play this character and changing my life.”
Drinking a soda, ‘Schitt’s Creek’ type
Dustin Milligan performed Ted Mullens on Schitt’s Creek. Milligan shared maybe probably the most charming Eugene Levy story ever. It can get sizzling filming a TV present, so Eugene simply needed a chilly drink.
“One time throughout lunch on Schitt’s Creek, Eugene had a heat can of soda that he needed to make chilly,” Milligan mentioned. “So he took an ice cube and tried to fit it inside the opening of this warm can of soda, but it wouldn’t fit.”
Undeterred, Levy spent a great deal of his lunch break engaged on that may and ice dice.
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“So he started rubbing it around the rim of the can and then around the can itself trying to, I guess, simultaneously cool off the can and melt the ice cube enough to get it to fit inside but it just still would not fit. He never stopped trying for at lest nine, eleven, 12 minutes straight. That’s it. That’s the story. I love Eugene so much.”