Girls star Andrew Rannells is delightful; a fountain of charm, kindness, and wit mixed together with, as Patti Lupone so perfectly summed up on last Sunday’s episode, the looks of “a f*cking Kennedy.” Better yet, he is incredibly talented, as evidenced by his hilarious turn as Hannah’s biting ex-boyfriend/ex-roommate/forever friend Elijah on Girls and his Tony-nominated performance as Elder Price in The Book of Mormon. And we were lucky enough to sit down with him recently for a chat over a game of checkers. (Which we may have played wrong, thanks to your trusty interviewer’s inability to recall how to play the most basic of childhood games. Oops.)
Andrew filled us in on his friendship with Girls creator and co-star Lena Dunham and revealed the most embarrassing purchase he’s ever made while drunk (hint: it’s very sensible). And to hear Andrew’s amazing tale of watching Liza Minnelli perform over and over again while shooting the first Sex and the City movie, check out our bonus video below.
New Yorkers can catch Andrew performing with the NY Pops tomorrow night at Carnegie Hall. He’s promised some Sondheim; please attend and cry for us. And of course tune in to the season finale of Girls this Sunday on HBO.
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