Justin Bartha, Andrew Rannells, Georgia King, Bebe Wood, Ellen Barkin and NeNe Leakes gather for a group shot, taken by the lens of Norman Jean Roy at the Paramount studios.
Ryan chats to the magazine of the scene he’s most proud of, in his new sitcom, which is when the two gay leads played by Bartha and Rannells are kissing in bed in the pilot.
“Of course we tested it with an audience in Burbank. And it was the lowest-testing scene in the pilot. Everybody was like, ‘You are going to have to cut that scene if you want to get picked up’. But then NBC said, ‘Do not touch it. We love it. It’s important’. And I thought, Wow, it’s a different world than when I was fifteen, watching Paul Lynde on Hollywood Squares”, Ryan points out to Vogue.