Michael Mazzeo plays Anthony in It’s You, Not Me
Photo ©Karine Simon
Cliché: Tell us about your character in a couple of sentences.
Michael Mazzeo: Anthony is a charming and mysterious individual. He is very unpredictable.
Have you ever played this role in your own personal dating life?
What do you like/dislike about your character?
I admire how he is unpredictable. At any moment, you don’t know whether he will kiss you or kill you.
Tell us about your most memorable experience while shooting this series.
I have been in class with Tamica before; therefore, I am familiar with her ability to transform herself into a variety of characters. However, after her hair, makeup, and wardrobe was complete and she went into character, it was an absolute metamorphosis.
How did you come to be a part of this project?
I am a long time friend and also student of the director/producer Lauren Patrice Nadler.
What was it like working with your long time teacher wearing the director hat?
She was amazing to work with, as always. Her professionalism is second to none. She has a natural talent and gift to bring out the honesty in the scene.
How collaborative or how much freedom did you have to “play” or improvise on the set?
Lauren trusted our instincts and allowed us to further develop our character. She gave us the perfect dichotomy of direction and freedom.
What was the funnest part of shooting this episode?
The expression on Ronnie’s face after Michele places her breast in it was by far the funniest to me.