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Before he was running around as Selina Meyer’s harried personal aide on HBO’s Veep, Tony Hale was mostly known for his role as the youngest — and probably most disturbed — Bluth sibling, on cult sitcom Arrested Development.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly: The Show host Lola Ogunnaike, Hale dished on his favorite moment as the perpetually awkward, shoulder-massaging Buster “Hey Brother” Bluth.
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“There was one time in the first season when I’m talking to Jason Bateman and his character, and I’m talking about my mother, who I love, who Buster loves, but he — Jason asks me something, and I just went on this cussing rant that they had to beep, and then it ended with me saying, ‘She’s an old horny s—,'” Hale said, laughing. “And it just made me laugh so hard, ’cause I did have love for my mother, but then just this crazy thing came out, and that was a fun turn to play.”
Hale, who was a Hollywood newcomer when he landed Arrested, also talked about working alongside his big name costars, saying, “I was very much just like, ‘Whoa, this is crazy.’ And just to work with people like Jeffrey Tambor, Jason Bateman, David Cross, Will Arnett — just really talented comic actors, it was very overwhelming.”
While a fifth season is in the works, seasons 1 through 4 of Arrested Development are available to stream on Netflix.