“Listen, I’ll do any of those shows,” Ahmed told PEOPLE’s JD Heyman and Lola Ogunnaike, host of Entertainment Weekly: The Show, on the Emmys red carpet on Sunday in Los Angeles.
“I’ll do a walk-on part, I’ll be an extra,” Ahmed, 34, continued. “I’ll do anything.”
The actor and rapper is a nominee himself for his lead performance in the HBO miniseries, as a young man inadvertently caught up in a murder investigation.
“I can start to feel claustrophobic if I’m part of a scene,” he told TIME earlier this year. “I like dipping in and out. But yeah — for now it’s nice to feel embraced by a creative community.”
Dozens of A-listers have descended on Hollywood for TV’s biggest night, the 2017 Emmy Awards. Some of the biggest shows will be battling it out for the night’s top awards, including The Crown, Better Call Saul, The Handmaid’s Tale, House of Cards, Stranger Things, This Is Us and Westworld for outstanding drama series and Atlanta, black-ish, Master of None, Modern Family, Silicon Valley, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Veep for outstanding comedy series.
Other big awards to watch include outstanding limited series (which pits Big Little Lies, The Night Of, Feud: Bette and Joan, Genius, and Fargo against one another) and the major acting categories like outstanding lead actress in a limited series or TV movie and lead actor in a drama series.
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert, are airing live on CBS from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET.