‘The Good Place’: Ted Danson Was Terrible at Keeping the Shocking Twist Under Wraps

by Jeremy Spirogis
The Good Place cast: William Jackson Harper, Ted Danson, D

When it involves stunning twists, The Good Place actually delivered on among the greatest in latest tv historical past. And whereas the sequence was packed filled with twists and turns that entertained the viewers, maybe none was as stunning the unique twist within the first season. But the twist wasn’t simply stored from viewers, it was additionally stored from all however two of The Good Place forged members.

[Spoiler Alert: This article accommodates spoilers from ‘The Good Place’ season 1 finale.]

The Good Place cast: William Jackson Harper, Ted Danson, D'Arcy Carden, Kristen Bell, Jameela Jamil, and Many Jacinto
William Jackson Harper, Ted Danson, D’Arcy Carden, Kristen Bell, Jameela Jamil, and Many Jacinto | Chris Haston/NBC/NBC Photo Bank

Chidi, Jason, Tahani, and Janet had been all shocked when Eleanor introduced that they had been truly in The Bad Place through the season 1 finale of The Good Place. But, the characters weren’t the one ones who had been shocked by the twist. Mike Schur (creator of The Good Place) opted to maintain the twist a secret from all of the actors aside from Ted Danson (who performed Michael) and Kristen Bell (who performed Eleanor). The different forged members (and plenty of crew members) didn’t discover out what was occurring till they started capturing the episode.

Most of ‘The Good Place’ forged was stored at nighttime concerning the twist

While Bell and Danson managed to maintain the key from their fellow castmates on The Good Place, Bell had a greater monitor document for holding the twist below wraps than Danson did. In an interview with Rolling Stone, the Frozen alum admitted that she didn’t even inform her husband concerning the twist. Contrastingly, Danson advised all of their mutual pals and a few of his pals additionally.

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One friend that Danson advised concerning the twist prematurely was John Krasinski. Krasinski had labored with Schur up to now on the set of The Office, and Danson was attempting to impress him. When Krasinski pressed him concerning the premise of the present, Danson couldn’t assist reveal the twist to clarify simply how distinctive the present actually was.

Ted Danson revealed the twist to John Krasinski

“Well, it takes place in the afterlife and I kind of play a middle management guy in the Good Place,” Danson started, recounting his dialog with Krasinski. “And I might see his eyes go, ‘Oh, The Office however in heaven, acquired it.’ I went, ‘No, motherfu*ker, no. See, what happens is, I’m probably not batting for the Good Place, I’m batting for the Bad Place. I’m a demon.’ And he went, ‘Oh, wow, that’s superb.’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, there you go.’ And walked off feeling higher. So I didn’t maintain the key very effectively,” Danson hilariously revealed.

Danson may not have stored the key from his family and friends, however he made certain to maintain the twist a secret from the opposite members of The Good Place forged. But, that hardly stopped them from speculating about what was to return from the sequence. D’Arcy Carden (Janet), Jameela Jamil (Tahani), William Jackson Harper (Chidi), and Manny Jacinto (Jason) all had different concepts of what they thought was coming. Jacinto though that Danson and Bell can be exiting the present.

Manny Jacinto although Kristen Bell and Ted Danson had been leaving ‘The Good Place’

“My main theory was that Ted and Kristen were so big, they’re these legends on TV right now and they don’t have time to be playing with us. So I thought that they were going to leave at the end of this season and it was just going to be the four babies running the show. That was my speculation. They were going to pass the baton. I was so wrong,” Jacinto revealed. Fortunately, the entire proficient forged members caught round for all 4 seasons. We’re certain followers of The Good Place wouldn’t have needed it another manner.

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