“How I Met Your Dad,” the spin-off to “How I Met Your Mother,” was supposed to be part of Fall TV 2014’s lineup for CBS. It was highly anticipated and nearly a sure thing. But as fate would have it, the show was passed on by the network. Its lead star, Greta Gerwig, who is recently making the press rounds to promote her latest movies, talks about the fallout. Read on for the details.
Indie poster girl Greta Gerwig was supposed to star in her first ever TV show, the comedy series “How I Met Your Dad.” She was also supposed to co-write the series along with the creators, Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. The show was initially developed in the late 2013, but by the time summer rolled the following year, CBS decided it was not moving forward with it.
Many were surprised by the turnout, including Gerwig who publicly talked about “How I Met Your Dad’s” fallout at the Toronto International Film Festival with the press recently.
“At some point somebody said, ‘It’s a sure thing.’ And I was like, that’s how you know it’s not a sure thing. I loved it. I loved having a proper job. It was so amazing. I had never done a television show before,” said Gerwig in an interview with Huffington Post.
Gerwig also said in another exclusive interview with USA Today that when the project was given to her, despite having no experience working on television, she couldn’t say no when the creators suggested that they will be doing the series in New York.
The actress didn’t go to the specifics as to why CBS bailed on the show, citing that there’s no rhyme and reason to it; the project just wasn’t meant to be. Still, she has good words about what happened, saying that she loved Bay and Thomas and the TV experience.
Gerwig, however, has moved on from this bump in her career, and in fact, has two movies premiering at the festival, “Eden” and “The Humbling,” which she stars with Al Pacino. She even got to kiss the legendary actor on the film!
“How I Met Your Dad” may be dead on television when CBS passed on it, but Greta Gerwig’s Hollywood career is still going stronger.
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