“We sent him the script beforehand and he noted the script up pretty good,” explains “Archer” EP Adam Reed. “But it was all to make it more self-deprecating.”
Reed cites an example of something Reynolds re-wrote. In the scene, Archer says his fondness for Reynolds’ films
influenced his career path. This is met with a curious response.
Reed explains, “Archer says, ‘”Operation C.I.A.” is why I became a spy.’ And he’s [Reynolds] like, ‘Really, I though that movie sucked.'”
Reed, like his character Archer, is a huge fan of Emmy and Golden Globe winner. This made it extra special when the Reynolds agreed to do the show.
“It was such a surreal experience being in the room with Burt Reynolds, my childhood hero,” Reed says. “Just hearing him read the stuff that I wrote, it was pretty great.”
Archer would most certainly agree.
Season 3 of “Archer” kicks off Thursday (Jan. 19) at 10 p.m. on FX.