'Archer' EP Adam Reed: Working with Burt Reynolds 'a surreal experience'
"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.