The main character of the series Ted Lasso has a good nature, in particular, because of the former president of the United States, Donald Trump. Actor Jason Sudeikis talked about the creation of the character of the football coach, writes The Guardian.
According to his memoirs, in 2015 he considered returning to a character named Ted Lasso, which he created for a comedy sketch two years earlier. The original hero was more comical and “militant”. But in the end, the character was reimagined.
“I’m not terribly active online and it even affected me. Then you have Donald Trump coming down the escalator. I was like, ‘OK, this is silly,’ and then what he unlocked in people… I hated how people weren’t listening to one another. Things became very binary and I don’t think that’s the way the world works. And, as a new parent – we had our son Otis in 2014 – it was like, ‘Boy, I don’t want to add to this.’ Yeah, I just didn’t want to portray it.” explained the actor.
In the end, Coach Lasso became an example of kindness and decency that triumphs in a cynical modern world. Sudeikis and the rest of the cast were even invited to the White House to discuss mental health strategies. Then someone pasted over the door to the Oval Office the blue and yellow inscription BELIEVE, the motto of the Richmond football club.
We remind that the American show Ted Lasso was created on the basis of the character of the same name, depicted in the promotional video of the English Premier League from NBC Sports. The first season started on the Apple TV+ service on August 14, 2020. The series is now nearing the climax of what is expected to be its third and final season.