September 21, 2017 at 04:38 PM EDT


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Catch more of Danny Pudi in the full episode of Entertainment Weekly: The Show, available now on PeopleTV. Go to, or download the free app on your Smart TV, mobile and web devices.

On Community, Danny Pudi’s Abed was famous for saying “six seasons and a movie.” Since the show already has six seasons, all it needs now is a movie — and Danny Pudi told EW it could happen.

Appearing in a Role Call segment he retitled “Pudi Call,” the actor told Entertainment Weekly: The Show that there is a very real possibility the movie will become a reality. “A movie is the last part of it. I believe we will do it, and I’m hopeful,” he said. “I don’t know when, but I think we’re talking about it. People are actually talking about it. I think there is an appetite, I don’t know if there will be in 10 years. Either way, I just want to do it because I want to see what everybody’s up to.”

Pudi also revisited some of his career highlights, including his first ever credit in a very brief appearance on The West Wing and playing Yale student Raj (“my family [was] super excited”) on Gilmore Girls. 

Additionally, he talked about his brief role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, saying “Chris Evans actually punched me in the scene. That scene didn’t make it, but I just always wanted to get punched by Captain America.”

Lastly, Pudi talked about his newest project, indie film The Tiger Hunter, in which he portrays a young Indian immigrant in the 1970s. Watch the video above to see Pudi discuss these roles and more.

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