Five questions plus one with Keith Powell of '30 Rock'
Posted November 6, 2012
For seven seasons, Keith Powell has portrayed "Toofer" on the Tina Fey juggernaut 30 Rock. The character on the Emmy Award winning comedy can be described as what would happen if Mitt Romney and Barack Obama had a son, and dressed him like Carlton Banks. Speaking of the election, it's coming to a close tonight much like 30 Rock, which is ending shortly. See what I did there? It's called a segue, and a bad one at that. Anyway, I asked Powell this afternoon about that and his post 30 Rock plans, and found him so less anal retentive than the Harvard grad writer he plays on TV. Then again, the interview was via email. Zing!
1. How many episodes are left for you to shoot 30 Rock?
We are in the home stretch. We are shooting Episode 8 this week. People are starting to steal mementos from the set, sometimes while we're even filming the scenes.
I want an EGOT chain if you can. ... Will we see any final story arc of Toofer?
Not sure yet. I understand that there are some upcoming stories that involve Toofer, but I haven't seen the scripts yet.
3. What are your plans after 30 Rock?
I'll be back to the grind. ... I have an indie movie that I'm going to shoot in January, then it's back to auditioning. But, I have a feeling that most of my energy will be focused on my upcoming wedding in October.
4. Wow congrats! It's the best and worst thing that will happen to you. I kid. Anyway, what happens if Obama wins tonight?
I will hone my perfect Obama impression. It involves a lisp. And a droopy lip. And a thick Southern accent. For some reason, people haven't been too keen on it yet. But I'd have four more years to change minds.
5. What if he loses?
I have a killer "Ghetto Romney" impression. It involves "making it rain" on some strippers with Swiss francs. I will be standing next to a green muppet that represents Paul Ryan.
6. Seriously, what are you going to do if he loses? What are we going to do?!?We will persevere. We will endure. We will survive ... on my keen presidential impressions.
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