The Schitt’s Creek Cast on Slow-Burn Success, Red Carpet Stanning and Moira’s Wigs

The Schitt’s Creek Cast on Slow-Burn Success, Red Carpet Stanning and Moira’s Wigs


-Can you feel the heat,
the heat in this room? The love? The heat? Come on! That’s what I’m talking about. Oh, my God! Look at that! That’s
it. Are you feeling this? -I always wanted to say this
legitimately, “Please, be seated.”
-Wow! -I could actually say it this
time. Yeah, thank you, guys for coming
back to our show. Because the last time we had you
on, it was just starting. -Yeah, six — five years ago.
-Yeah. -Our first season
and of course, you know, you had a ball with
“Schitt’s Creek.” -Yep. Yep.
[ Laughter ] -Flashing and flashing
and flashing it. -But seriously, when you guys
created this, it was — it was, you know, it was funny,
it was awesome, but now it is a cultural
phenomenon, like, everyone is — everyone I know
is watching this show. -They didn’t even
clap last time. -No.
[ Laughter ] They started walking out
last time. -Sad, it was sad.
-It was really sad. -The crowd emptied.
-Yeah. -The crowd — yeah, we had an
empty audience that night. -Well, we started — listen,
five years ago, we were just, you know — it was like,
“Schitt’s Creek” was — “Schitt’s Creek” was a —
[ Laughter ] you know, it was obviously the
title would be good kind of fodder
around the water cooler, right? -Yeah.
-People talking about the name and everything else,
but five years later — -They’re talking about
the characters? -Well, you know, you just do
the work and you work hard doing your show and then,
you know, people seem to like it and now,
five years later, we’re — -Well, now we might have to pay
the audience in order to get them to applaud
and stand up. -That’s not — no.
-Five bucks each. -No, we do not pay our —
[ cheers and applause ] No, we do not pay. No one is
getting paid, sorry, guys. -No, we did.
-Oh, yeah, we don’t have that money. -Well, yeah, but wow you —
-I would kill for that budget, by the way. -What do you think was the
switch? Was it Netflix? was it —
-I — well, listen, we had — we had, you know,
our two broadcasters, CBC in Canada and Pop TV
in the States — -Yeah.
-That really gave us a home. -Uh-huh.
-But, it was Netflix when the show got on Netflix,
that we really noticed, right? -You end up getting two
premieres for our show for the price of one.
-I mean, people would come up to me on —
you know, on the street and, you know, say — over the years,
say things like, “Oh, had any apple pie lately?”
[ Laughter ] After “American Pie” or,
“Oh, your feet — your feet are normal.”
-Yeah. -“They’re not two left feet”
and that’s the show, and after it got on Netflix,
it was just “Schitt’s Creek.” -Yeah.
-“Your show is great.” -Yeah, that exactly that — and
yelling that at you in the street.
-Yeah. -It hailed a car every time.
[ Laughter ] I love—
-I’m also not gonna lie, I really liked it when we were
getting free apple pie everywhere we went like —
-Yeah, that’s — -Every restaurant —
-Everywhere you went. -For like five years.
-That was the running gag. -That was a good —
-A waiter or person would just sort of walk out and drop a
thing of apple pie and then sort of like —
-Yeah and now every — -And walk away.
[ Laughter ] -Now, every restaurant
you get — -Different orders.
-Yeah, yeah, yeah. -Uh-huh.
[ Laughter ] -Thank you.
-Yeah. You’re welcome. -Thank you for that.
-Tell me about — describe this moment here ’cause
this was just at the Critics Choice Awards.
-Ooh. -We’re still recovering from —
[ Laughter ] -And tell me about it.
-We were at the Critics Choice Awards.
-Uh-huh. -And we were all kind of waiting
in line to get to the carpet and Catherine and I in
particular, were really, like, rubber-necking.
[ Laughter ] -As you do.
-And Jeremy Strom was there and Olivia Wilde was there.
-Yeah. -And then, all of the sudden,
we kind of feel this, like, a ethereal presence —
-Correct. -sweep up on our left in this
gazelle-like creature comes by and it’s Nicole Kidman.
-Mm-hmm. -And she grabbed you
by the body. -She didn’t see the rest of
you right away. She saw me, and started —
tried to tell me how much she loved the show and
I wouldn’t let her get — “You’re the best.
You’re the best career. You make the best choices.”
[ Laughter ] And she’s trying to
tell me about it. She just forged ahead and then
she was talking to me and I — “You know the rest of them
are here.” -Yeah.
-And she saw the rest of them — -And all of us are trying to
smush in so she notices us. -Exactly, just like,
puppies up for adoption. Just all of like —
[ Laughter ] -Okay.
[ Laughter ] -The great thing about our show,
like, gaining, sort of attention in the later years, is that
we are not accustomed to red carpets or awards shows. So, I’ve always described our
cast on a red carpet, like “The Beverly Hillbillies,”
like the Clampetts are dumped on a red carpet and we’re all
just trying our best. [ Laughter ] Just, like shocked expressions
on our faces. -“Golly, look —
look who’s over there.” [ Laughter ]
-“Nicole Kidman knows us.” [ Laughter ] -“Them camera flashes
are bright.” -I got to say, Moira’s wigs.
-Awe. -And your choice to wear —
[ Cheers and applause ] Who’s idea was it to have
different wigs for every day? -I have e-mails to prove
that it was mine. [ Laughter ]
-Okay, was it really? -Yeah.
-To wear — well, to wear them, but it takes a lovely producer
team to allow you that freedom. -Do you have a favorite wig?
Anything? -Oh, they’re all so attractive.
[ Laughter ] -I wouldn’t know.
-You know, what’s fun about — you don’t.
I wore that in the first episode of this sixth season.
-Um-hmm. -And Anya, our hairdresser found
the greatest wigs, and this one, if
you put it on properly, it looks like Sia, the singer. But we went “Hey, wait a minute”
and we turned it around. It’s backwards,
totally backwards and suddenly, I turned in a “best in show”
poodle just out of the shower. [ Laughter ]
-It’s so funny. Oh, my gosh. What can we say is happening
this final season? Can we say anything?
-Well, we’re wrapping up six seasons of television,
which is a daunting task. -Yeah.
-It’s all, you know, there’s a wedding in the works. We’re trying to figure out where
our family will end up. -Yeah.
-That’s about as much as I can say.
-Congratulations on this. -Hey, thank you.
-Thanks, Jimmy. [ Cheers and applause ]
-I want to show everyone a clip. Here are Eugene, Catherine, Dan,
and Annie in next week’s episode of “Schitt’s Creek,”
take a look. -I’ve been all alone and lonely.
-Oh. -Oh, my God, David. Knock much? -Hi, David.
-Hi. Is he dressed? -Yes.
-Okay. We’re celebrating our anniversary. Can you give us
privacy, please? -Kids, just want to let you know
I’m taking the car this morning. -Um-hmm.
-You might want to say hi to Ted. He and Alexis were about to
engage in cyber sex. -[ Grunts in frustration ] -Hi, Ted.
-Hi, Mr. Rose. -Alexis, what have I told you
about putting your body on the Internet? Never, never
without proper lighting. [ Laughter ]
[ cheers and applause ] -The cast of “Schitt’s Creek.”

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