Let me just say, Episode 36 of Kneel Before Aud is fantastic. I sat down with actor and writer Peter Breitmayer whom you will recognize from season one Fargo, The Middle, A Serious Man, and the Progressive Commercials and that is just a sample of his incredible resume. And here is something that is super amazing, Peter is in the upcoming movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as the character Gilbert Bingley!
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Here is something interesting (and sad) that happened the day we recorded this episode. Prince died. Peter is from Minnesota and about an hour before we recorded this podcast, the terrible news was announced. We were both still processing this information when we began recording and I asked if he had any memories he could share about growing up in Minnesota when Prince came on the scene. And boy did he have some great memories including seeing Prince live on numerous occasions and also a fun story about sneaking a close-up look at a Prince’s purple house. It was a lovely and cathartic conversation.
Peter and I also chat about his comedy nerd origin story, how he got into acting and studying comedy at the famed Dudley Riggs Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis. He also shares stories from the Fargo set where he worked side by side with Billy Bob Thornton and Bob Odenkirk. And yes, we talk about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. He told me about the audition where he landed the role, what the shoot was like in England, he describes the impeccable sets, costumes and mustaches and also working with David Yates and Eddie Redmayne.
Enjoy Episode 36 of Kneel Before Aud with my incredible guest, Peter Breitmayer!
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