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Jason Sudeikis Says He Changed Ted Lasso’s Original “Combative” Personality Because Of Donald Trump’s Behavior


Jason Sudeikis said his soccer coach persona came in Ted Lasso was not initially intended to have an endlessly optimistic personality.

During an interview with The protectorpublished online on Sunday, the We are the Millers actor explained that the original Ted Lasso, which he created for a comedy skit years before the Apple TV+ series was created, was more “belligerent”.

The show’s first season debuted in 2020, around the same time as a complex political landscape and elections. After looking at “the culture we lived in”, Sudeikis decided to completely change the way the character is portrayed.

“I’m not very active online and it even hit me,” says de The fool’s paradise actor said. “Then you have Donald Trump coming down the escalator. I was like, ‘Okay, this is crazy,’ and then what he unlocked in people.

Sudeikis, who attended a White House press briefing with him Ted Lasso cast in March to discuss mental health awareness said before the show premiered he “hated that people didn’t listen to each other”, and decided he didn’t want the character’s behavior to bear any resemblance.

“Things got very binary and I don’t think the world works that way,” says de Horrible bosses actor added. “And as a new parent — we had our son Otis in 2014 — I thought, ‘Boy, I don’t want to add anything to this.’ Yeah, I just didn’t want to portray it.”

The third, and of which Sudeikis claims to be the last season Ted Lasso debuted March 15 on Apple TV+.

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