Will Trevor ever get his pants back?! ‘Ghosts’ star Asher Grodman spoke EXCLUSIVELY with HL about playing a character who shows his ‘pasty thighs’ on a weekly basis and what’s next after Sam’s big discovery.
When Trevor first shows up on the new CBS series Ghosts, the first thing you likely notice is that he isn’t wearing any pants. The finance bro died without any pants on, and now he’s stuck living in the afterlife without them. HollywoodLife spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Asher Grodman about whether or not Trevor will ever get pants.
“Why would you want him to get pants? The only way that I could imagine him getting pants is if, when, how we reveal it in flashbacks, I should say, which may happen. I don’t know. I think for most of the series you’re going to be stuck with my pasty thighs,” Asher said.
When Asher learned he was going to play a character that wears no pants, he was a little nervous. However, he enjoys the no-pants aspect of his character.
“One of my oldest friends when I first got the job, and I explained the role to him and that I wouldn’t be wearing pants,” Asher said. “He said, ‘Have they seen your legs?’ And I said, ‘No.’ He said, ‘I don’t know that you have this job, maybe they have to still cross some Ts and dot the Is.’ But there was no leg audition, so I made it. To be honest with you, in the audition process, as a guy who’s never really done comedy before, especially on camera, it’s kind of a relief. Even if there’s something where there’s some heavy lifting in the scene, I just remember: Oh, I’m not wearing any pants. So part of the joke is already set up. But right before we shot the pilot, I was quarantining with my parents for however long, 6 to 7 months, and only seeing like 4 human beings. It did dawn on me the night before the shoot… I was like, ‘Oh God, tomorrow morning, I’m going to be around 250 people and not have any pants on.’ Suddenly, I started doing all the scenes without my pants on. But I have discovered that the secret is to take my pants off well before cameras start rolling because it’s like getting into a cold pool. You know you want to get past the initial shock, that way I’m comfortable. Everyone around me is a little more uncomfortable, but I’m feeling better.”
During the premiere episode, there was a moment where Trevor touched a vase and it fell to the floor. Samantha, one of the new residents of the house where the ghosts reside, tripped on the vase and fell down the stairs.
“Each of the ghosts have a little bit of a kind of otherworldly power about them,” Asher explained. “So Trevor, with a lot of effort and mustering up a lot of strength, is able to move things in the living world. It’s not the most effective power, but he does have it. So if the ghosts want to move some things, Trevor’s the one you call. As you’ve seen, Thor has the ability to make the lights flicker because he was struck by lightning. Isaac has the ability, or I don’t know if it’s a skill, but if he gets walked through, it smells like a fart. Each of us has our own little superpower.”
Since the ghosts have some type of supernatural ability that connects them to the real world, Asher noted that the show has “endless possibilities. When I first read the script I was like, I love this thing because I have no idea what they’re going to do next. They could take this thing anywhere because there’s so much potential, so many directions they could go. There’s a lot of possibilities.”
As for what’s next now that Sam can see the ghosts, Asher said, “Essentially, she has, at the very least, 8 new roommates. So there’s that and relationships to be forged with every single one of them and negotiations to be struck. In Trevor’s mind, it’s like this gorgeous young woman just moved into the house and she sees me. I haven’t been seen by a living person in 20 years. He’s thrilled. That relationship grows and starts where it starts and ends up in many different places.”
Right away, you could see that Trevor and Pete are going to be quite the dynamic duo onscreen. Asher and co-star Richie Moriarty’s real-life friendship has made its way into their characters.
“It’s very clear to us that those two are buddies. They’re the most recently dead. Pete understands maybe half of Trevor’s references, which brings them also closer together. But the other thing that I think plays a role in that is Richie Moriarty. He’s amazing. I love this man. He’s incredible. He and I are the two New Yorkers in the cast. Everyone else is in LA. So as we would start and stop this thing, Richie and I would board a plane and fly out to LA and then fly back. We were always going back and forth. When we were in town, we were carpooling together. There was a lot of anxious travel time that we shared. We went to the airport in shields and masks and hazmat suits and all that so we became friendly. As happens a lot, when you’re creating a show, the relationships between the actors start to permeate the screen. When I flick his arrow in the pilot, that ended up being in a lot of ads. It was just this fun moment. It wasn’t in the script, it was just Richie and I screwing around and the director saw it and was like, ‘Let’s do that. I love that.’ I think that’s happening with a lot of people in the cast. We all got really close kind of sitting in this limbo for so long, and then when the opportunity came to shoot, everyone was really ready to play. You’re gonna see a lot more of that from everyone.” Ghosts airs Thursdays on CBS.
This is one of the “blue lives” that matters? Tuh.
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For several years now we’ve seen people take to the streets to protest unjust brutality in the aftermath of a violent and viral incident with police. The sad irony is that we’ve seen many people be assaulted and brutalized by the police while they are protesting the type of abuse that they are being subjected to. Cops just generally don’t do a great job of reading the room.
According to a report on Buzzfeed News, a white ex-cop in St. Louis, Missouri has gotten off with a slap on the wrist for his violent offenses but there’s a kicker. The person who 37-year-old Dustin Boone assaulted was also a cop! During a 2017 protest that resulted from the acquittal of ex-cop Jason Stockley in the killing of Anthony Lamar Smith, a Black undercover police officer was brutally beaten by Boone and another officer named Randy Hays. Boone pinned officer Luther Hall to the ground and allowed Hays to savage him with a baton. The white officers believed that Hall was a protester. Guess that’s all it takes to be assaulted with a weapon.
Prosecutors in the case asked that Boone be sentenced to 10 years in prison. His defense attorneys asked for a little over 2 years. US District Judge E. Richard Webber decided both were obscene amounts of time and tapped Boone of the wrist for 1 year and 1 day that way he would be eligible to get reduced time for “good behavior”. The injuries and PSTD that Luther Hall suffered got him a $5 million settlement from the department which is great, but for his attacker to get a calendar year’s worth of time is insulting…as hell.
During the trial, prosecutors released mounds of evidence proving that there was no “good behavior” in Boone’s body. For example, he sent the following text to another officer on the force during the times of protest.
“But it’s gonna be a lot of fun beating the hell out of these s**theads once the sun goes down and nobody can tell us apart,” he wrote in one message.
In another text, Boone referred to Black folks as “F***ing ni**ers” while talking to another officer. Yet, despite all that, the judge only saw fit for 366 days of “punishment.”
Christopher Andersen’s new book details drama between Prince Harry and Prince William, including when the siblings allegedly clashed in 2017 over Harry’s fast-moving romance with Meghan Markle.
Prince William and Prince Harry got into it a few years ago over the latter brother’s relationship with Meghan Markle, according to American journalist Christopher Andersen‘s newly published book, Brothers and Wives: Inside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry and Meghan. Christopher, 72, writes that, according to a palace insider, the royal siblings were having drinks at Kensington Palace in September 2017, when William, 39, expressed concern over how quickly Harry, 37, was moving along with Meghan, 40. “Kate [Middleton] and I think Meghan seems like a lovely girl, but why rush things? Does she really know what she’s getting into? Take whatever time you need to really get to know this girl,” William allegedly told Harry, per the book.
William’s comments did not go over well with his little brother, Christopher’s book claims. Harry allegedly didn’t appreciate William using the term “this girl” to describe Meghan, despite Harry apparently saying that about the former Suits actress before, including when they did their first official interview as a couple with BBC. Harry, as Christopher describes, “resented William’s presumptuous attitude” during their conversation about Meghan, and he quickly lashed out at his big brother.
“Who the hell do you think you are, brother?” Harry said to William while “rising to his feet,” according to the book. He allegedly added, “I’m marrying Meghan, and nothing and no one is standing in our way,” before walking away from his brother and out the door. William, meanwhile, “discarded the idea of asking” their dad Prince Charles, 73, to weigh in on the Meghan-related drama, as the Prince of Wales (and heir of the monarch) “had no stomach for laying down the law where Harry was concerned,” the book claims. Roughly two months after this alleged fight occurred, Harry and Meghan announced their engagement to the world. Since then, the now-married couple has moved to the United States with their two children, after stepping away from royal life at the beginning of 2020.
Drama between Harry and William has been circulating in the press for years now, and it really blew up when Harry and Meghan sat down with Oprah Winfrey for a tell-all interview in March 2021. The Duke of Sussex confirmed that his relationship with William, as well as Charles, had been tense since he and Meghan made the decision to leave the U.K. Harry also said that his elder brother was unable to “leave that system,” meaning the British throne. As for Meghan, she called out the royal family as a whole for allegedly not offering her any assistance after she confessed to having suicidal thoughts.
Since that bombshell interview, Harry has spent very little time with his family back in the U.K. He saw them for Prince Philip’s funeral in April, and then for the unveiling of a statue of his mother, Princess Diana, in July. However, he still has not publicly revealed where his relationship with his brother and father stand in the months since the Oprah interview aired.