VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Sam Straley Raves About Working With Seann William Scott On ‘Welcome To Flatch’
Calling all The Office and Parks and Rec fans!
Director Paul Feig‘s newest project Welcome to Flatch follows a documentary crew as they set out to study small-town America. When they arrive in Flatch, Ohio, they meet Kelly and Shrub Mallet, two cousins who become the subjects of the project. The hilarious mockumentary mixes humor with drama, and fans of Feig’s past work certainly won’t want to miss it.
Sam Straley, who plays Shrub, raved about working with American Pie star Seann William Scott, who plays a father figure to Shrub, in his exclusive uInterview with Erik Meers at SXSW 2022 in Austin, Texas.
“Seann’s great, I grew up watching him,” he said. “I remember eighth grade, I’d sing “Role Models” and I mean he’s got such an incredible role in that, performance in that. I was really excited to work with him. He’s the nicest guy you’ll ever meet.”
“What I love the most about working with Seann is the dynamic between Shrub and Father Joe. Shrub loves Father Joe but he does not always respect Father Joe,” the actor added. “Just playing off of Seann and getting to be kind of… I don’t want to say mean, but getting to be super rude is so funny and he handles it so well. I’m excited for everyone to see Seann’s performance.”
Straley can relate to his character because he, too, grew up in Ohio.
“When I was in high school, my friends and I would make these movie trailers,” he reminisced. “They were so bad. They were so funny. That creativity was sparked out of boredom and that’s something that you will see time and time again in Welcome to Flatch … Shrub and Kelly are so bored that they have to come up with a new thing to keep them going. I definitely relate.”
Welcome to Flatch on airs Fox and is available for streaming on Hulu.