Portlandia returned for its second season last Friday, and VH1 was there on the red carpet to talk to its stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. We even bumped into movie legend Jeff Goldblum, who has a guest spot in this Friday’s episode. What did we talk to them about? Everything!
Ever heard of speed dating? Well our own Janell Snowden conducted a patented “speed interview,” and kept the questions flying. Very, very important questions. You’ll also find out what part of his body Jeff Goldblum is most proud of, Fred Armisen’s favorite SNL cast member of all time, and Carrie Brownstein’s secret girl crush. Check out the video below for the answers to these questions and so many more enlightening revelations!
Related: Portlandia’s Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein Reveal Their Portlandish Habits
Gillyyyyyy! While there’s no definitive word as to whether Kristen Wiig will stick around for another season of Saturday Night Live, Lorne Michaels‘s remarks last night at the second season premiere of Fred Armisen‘s Portlandia certainly left room for a question mark. You know, like the question mark you might put after the word “WHYYYYYYYYYY?”
When asked if the Bridesmaids star would return after this year, Lorne admits, “I really don’t know. We haven’t really talked about it. We still have 14 shows to do this season.” As for what the show will do without her, Michaels says, “I don’t know. I don’t know. I certainly don’t want her to leave.” Neither do we! Not so soon after she gave us flirting coach Rebecca LaRue! She has so much left to teach us!
Not everyone has the time or energy to run a feminist bookstore or accidentally join a polygamist cult whilst researching cruelty-free poultry, but that doesn’t mean Portlandia stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein haven’t picked up their fair share of Portlandish habits. “I eat at these food carts,” SNL’s Armisen said at the show’s second-season premiere party last night in Manhattan. “These carts that just serve food out on the street? I love it.” Unlike the citizens of the beautiful Pacific Northwest, however, Fred will gladly spend all day with you in exchange for cold hard cash. And that, dear reader, is pure New Yorkish…ness…ery. You get our point.
His co-star, Wild Flag guitarist Brownstein, adds, “I do ride my bicycle when I can. I’m kind of a fair-weather biker. I refuse to bike in the rain.” However, she admits, “I’m not very crafty. I don’t do pickling. I don’t sew … I don’t usually put birds on things.” Oh no, does that mean Carrie has to give back her Portland passport? We imagine it’s assembled out of cork and salvaged handlebar mustaches.