David Schwimmer hasn’t had a lot of luck with leaving behind Ross from “Friends." So he’s trying to switch it up — and it seems to be working.
After winning raves for his recent nuanced turn as Robert Kardashian on “The People vs. O.J. Simpson,” this Sunday, Schwimmer will take another confident step forward as alcoholic sommelier Tommy Moran on AMC’s new drama, “Feed the Beast.”
Moran is neck deep in drama: He's raising his son alone while opening a restaurant in the Bronx. His partner (Jim Sturgess) happens to be his best friend and a coke addict.
“In the first couple of episodes, you see what a s—hole this place is, and it’s also a metaphor for Tommy’s inner life,” explains Schwimmer, during actual dinner service inside Thirio, the fictional upscale Greek restaurant of the show built entirely on a soundstage in Queens.
“Complete disorder, it’s a mess, everything is broken. And as he gets his life back together, you see the actual restaurant slowly take shape.”