Q: You’ve mentioned you really liked the fast-paced filming of your episode of “Modern Love” in New York City. Can you talk about that?
A: Yeah, and like on the streets of New York, we did a couple pick-up days like a month later where we were just like walking along 7th Avenue in the West Village with a camera and a skeleton crew and just like doing it really bare bones. It was amazing.
Q: Where was that apartment building where your character lived?
A: That was in Prospect Heights, sort of across from Grand Army Plaza. It was in Brooklyn, and what’s amazing about that is I am a college dropout and when I dropped out of college, one of the jobs I had was that I was a dog-walker and I had a bunch of dogs in that building. And it was really amazing to be like there filming this. I knew that building very, very well because I walked three dogs that lived there.
Q: So did you get the crew in with the landlord?
A: No, not at all. They literally were like, day one, “Here’s where you have to show up.” And I showed up and I was like, “Oh, I know this place very well. I know this building very well.”
Q: So the landlord wasn’t even brought into it?
A: No, not that I know. I mean, I had nothing to do with it but it was just sort of like a beautiful kismet.
George Dickie has been a features writer for Gracenote/Tribune Media Services since 1989, when “Hee-Haw” was still on the air and George “Goober” Lindsay was his first interview. His early interviews ranged from Jim Henson and Dick Van Dyke to Phil Collins and the Dixie Chicks.