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Interview with Henry Zebrowski, Matt
Servitto and Craig Rowin of "Your
Pretty Face Is Going to Hell" on Adult Swim
(Cartoon Network) 4/30/13
is the audio of my interview with the 3 actors (listed
above). We had a hilarious call!
If the audio is not streaming well, please right-click on
this link and save it to your computer. It should work
better that way!
Our transcription here is not that great. Since there were 3
people, it was hard to tell who was saying what. You should
definitely listen to the interview since it's hilarious.
Suzanne: Well, Matt, you were the one I wanted to talk to
most (no offense, guys)
Henry: It's okay, we understand (sarcastically).
Suzanne: Only because...
Craig: We're used to it.
Suzanne: [Laughs] No, only because he was on "All My
Children" years ago when I was watching, playing Trask.
Henry: I didn't know that!
Suzanne: And then on "One Life to Live", too...and lots of
shows after that, but those were "my shows," you know, so...
Matt Servitto: Henry, I had a big moment, man. I had a
big like '80s moment, and I came from like the wrong side of
town, and I'm not even going to make this up. Literally, my
first job on AMC, I was the pool boy for the rich family. I
cleaned the pool without my shirt on, and this beautiful
girl on the show asked me to put suntan lotion on her back.
I kid you not. Yeah, 1989. It was Paige Turco. It was
Melanie Cortlandt, Palmer Cortlandt's niece. She was
gorgeous. She was in her bikini, and we're by the pool, and
I thought, "Did this scene really happen?" And that was
really a high watermark, so -- I was contracted. That was
the very first professional job I ever had. I was in school,
and the woman who did the casting came and saw, like, our
final presentation at school, and they just happened to be
looking for that character to kind of mix it up with David
Rampal, yeah, kind of date Melanie and fight with Tad
Suzanne: You were a cop later on "One Life to Live,"
Matt: Yeah, I was. Nick Manzo.
Suzanne: He's versatile. He can play a pool boy, a cop,
(there's a lot of chatter here and jokes)
Matt: What you have to know, Suzanne, is if there is a
Hell, this is Hell for Craig and Henry.
Suzanne: So, I hadn't seen the show, but I watched it
last night on the website. I did enjoy it. I'm not really
the target demographic.
Matt: I love you for saying that. We put a lot of love in
it -- a lot of love in there. Henry started drinking about
two hours ago. Now he's eating peanut butter and drinking
Suzanne: You guys look like you are having fun playing
these characters and dressing up in funny costumes, lots of
make-up, is it fun?
Matt: Henry loves wearing make-up on and off-screen and
he pushes us all to, after getting off of work, make sure
that we were wearing make-up totally. I wore extended lashes
for the first time.
Henry Zebrowski: There is no excuse to not be pretty.
That's what I think. You can't just -- any man can take off
his shirt, but I love rouges, blue eye-liner. I love it. I
love when a man is beautiful.
Matt: I think all Hell is kind of metrosexual. I don't
know. I think they've kind of pulled back on that. There was
a point where it felt like that, at any point, Satan could
go -- Satan basically would fuck?? anything in Hell. I think
they've pulled back on that, so to speak. I thought it was
there that Satan was like ambisexual.
Suzanne: Why aren't there any women in Hell or is there a
separate women's Hell?
Matt: That's the worst kind of Hell -- where you can't
interact with the fairer sex.
Suzanne: I looked online for more information about it,
but there wasn't too much. Can you tell me how the show came
about or how you guys got involved in it?
Matt??: The TV show was co-created by Dave Willis and
Chris 'Casper' Kelly. One of them is the co-genius,
co-creator of two shows, which include 'Aqua Teen Hunger
Force' and 'Squidbillies' and the other one is another great
writer who wrote the first script of 'Squidbillies' and
'Harvey Birdman' and he wrote an insanely amazing short
stories called 'More Stories About Space Ships and Cancer"
and, if you like Sci-Fi, you'll very much enjoy that. And
basically, they wrote this workaday comedy in Hell. And we
-- us three buffoons -- auditioned for it and they --
against their better judgment -- hired all three of us and
flew us to Atlanta for the summer to work on their show."
Henry: Yeah, I was living in a garbage can at the time;
and thankfully, they weren't shocked by the fact that I was
just wearing a bunch of garbagy?? clothes when I went in
there to audition for it. And they thankfully gave me a job,
because mostly I'd just been eating burr?? It was good of
them to help me maybe get some meat in there and some
??: The nice thing about working with Henry was that he
was acclimating himself to solid food. He was very
vulnerable, and in scenes, you could really feel the
vulnerability come through.
Henry: The thing is I slept ?? my hotel room the first
week. I didn't understand that the bed was the thing that
you slept on. I thought it was the thing that you watched
other people sleep on through the window.
Suzanne: Craig, you used to be head writer of "Who Wants
to Be a Millionaire"? How did writing that show prepare you
for acting in this show?
Craig: I had to wear pants to both jobs. I can't think of
anything. They're so separate. Henry would submit all these
questions that were specifically about Hitler, and that was
the only thing that was like -- and he continued to do that
while we were on the set of 'Your Pretty Face is Going to
Hell' so it was preparation for dealing with Henry.
Henry: Yeah, I was like, 'Did you know that Hitler's
favorite food was burritos?'
Suzanne: Henry, is it hard to play Gary, who literally
gets shit on all the time by Satan?
Henry: No, no, no, no, no. I am a born victim. I'm fine
with it. I use a lot of humiliation humor in my own personal
comedy with my ??, so it works well with me. I take pain
well. I was a goalie for many years for hockey. Maybe that's
got something to do with it.
Suzanne: Matt, you're the most experienced actor of the
three of you. What did you do to prepare for the role of
Matt: Basically, I'm kind in the Daniel Day-Lewis school.
I started abusing Henry and Craig the minute we got down to
Atlanta off-screen, so I just continued to on-screen, and it
continues to this very interview. But, other than that, I
memorized the lines, and I said them, and unlike Craig and
Henry who didn't, those two go off-script. So the thing is,
the character of Satan is not the sort of traditional idea
of Satan, so I really don't like -- you know, he is more of
a character extracted like from -- since it is an office
comedy, you know, it was more of a sitcom part, like a Lou
Grant on 'Mary Tyler Moore' or like the sergeant who yells
at, you know, Crockett on Miami Vice, who liked to get in
his office and get him to turn in his badge and gun, so it's
really -- it's not like I have to breathe fire and fly and
do all that stuff. It really is -- I seem to be at home,
doing my best work when I'm holding a cup of coffee.
Suzanne: How many parts were filmed?
Suzanne: Will there be more?
Matt: I was told there would be, but it's probably not
something that we can go on the record with, so I'm not
Henry??: You know, people need to ask for it. You've
gotta get your readers to write letters to the company,
saying they need to have more or they're going to do a bad
??: Hashtag need more, hashtag need more.
Suzanne: How long does it take to get into makeup and
Henry??: It took about an hour in and an hour out.
Matt: I was a little longer. More like an hour-and-a-half
in and an hour-and-a-half out, because I had to do the face
and the horns, which is mad??, by the way. And then I had to
also put on the legs that go past?? and kind of high-heeled
boots that give me the hooves look, the hooven, the cloven
look. It was tough getting out of there as quick. We
finished a long 12-hour day in that make-up on a very hot
set, and then you just want to get the stuff off and go
home, and you really -- you've just got to get your mind
ready to sit in the chair for another hour, hour-and-a-half,
'cause every time you thought you had it all off, it wasn't
even nearly all off, 'cause the whole back of your head had
glue on it and more clumps of red make-up and wax and spirit
gum; and, sometimes, as Henry said, we just put on our
baseball hats and leave and go to dinner. And then we'd all
be looking at each other at dinner and we're like, "Do you
realize what we look like right now? Most of your eye
make-up is still on. You still have black nail polish on.
You still have glue stuck around your forehead, but we
figured, with the three of us together, it was okay, 'cause
it looked like something --
Henry??: The ladies just kept still calling, you know?
There's nothing you can do about it.
Suzanne: What else do you guys have going on or coming
Matt: I'm in Charlotte, North Carolina, right now
shooting Season 2 of 'Banshee.' We're a couple of episodes
into shooting. We'll be shooting through the summer. Season
2 will be on in January. It will come out on DVD in the fall
probably, 'cause we did all the DVD commentary about a month
ago. I'm sure they'll probably tie it in for Christmas,
'cause who wouldn't want to give 'Banshee' on DVD for the
Henry: I've got a film called 'The Wolf of Wall Street'
directed by Martin Scorsese coming out in November. It's
gonna be good. It's gonna be very good. It's a movie about
Wall Street criminals with Leonardo DiCaprio who plays a big
Papa Bear, Jordan Belfort.
Craig: You can check out my podcast. It's that episode
where I talk about where I watch TV with comedians and then
I'd also urge you to watch 'Banshee' on Cinemax and 'The
Wolf of Wall Street' which is directed by Martin Scorsese,
and it's about big Papa Bear.
Henry??: I'd like to point out that Craig is being ??,
'cause he has a very big project coming out in a couple of
weeks. I think it's called his wedding?
Henry: Yeah, sorry, ladies, he's taken.
Craig: Yeah, all the readers are invited as long they
bring me a gift.
Suzanne: Matt, All My Children and One Life to Live just
started back up again online. You were on both shows. Will
you be watching them?
Matt: Gosh! You know, it's so funny 'cause I talked to
one of the guys that worked on the crew. I ran into him in
New York City who used to work back when we were on 66th
Street at the ABC studios. Yeah, I'll probably take a peek
just to sort of see what kind of production values they
have. I think it's fabulous, the process of sort of rescuing
a franchise like that and resurrecting it on the Internet,
and I think clearly, I think, it's the future of television.
I think a lot of things will start on the Internet and only,
if hugely successful, move to television. I think, you know,
some of these franchises and the soaps are 60 years old on
television, so they go back to the radio days. So, I think
it's kind of cool to kind of keep them going through all the
different media that has existed over the last 75-80 years.
Suzanne: Anything else you'd like to say to fans of the
Henry: "Keep watching. If we do more, we'll get even
better. Please, don't ritualistically kill me, and get
messages to the office?? If they do that... Still, you know,
it's good. Love the show. Laugh a lot.
Craig: I just want to say check out the show, 'cause we
want to get Henry back on solid foods again, so this is his
Henry: Yes, I'm doing this call from a halfway house.
That's where I live. I sort of ??
Henry Zebrowski (THE WOLF OF WALLS STREET, White Irish Drinkers), Matt Servitto ("Banshee," "The Sopranos") and Craig Rowin (College Humor Originals)
star in the new Adult Swim series YOUR PRETTY FACE IS GOING TO HELL.
YOUR PRETTY FACE IS GOING TO HELL premiered April 18th and airs Midnight on Adult Swim (ET/PT).
About The Show
Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell is a live-action workplace comedy about Gary, an associate demon, as he attempts to capture souls on earth in order to climb the corporate ladder of the underworld.
Gary hopes to advance in Hell, but he may be too stupid, lazy and kind-hearted to realize his dreams of promotion. Meanwhile, Gary's intern Claude is more talented, more devious and will do whatever it takes to impress Satan.
A Williams Street production, the show is created and directed by Dave Willis ("Aqua Teen Hunger Force," "Squidbillies") and Casper Kelly ("Squidbillies," "Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, Stroker & Hoop").
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