Biscuits with the boss? No, but how about a conversation with the person who runs AFC Richmond, Hannah Waddingham? The actress, whose roots are in theater, never imagined that Ted Lasso would ever become a pop-cultural phenomenon, felt very fortunate to have landed a role that in her mind was never going to happen. Can anyone imagine another person playing that part? Her heartfelt performance weaved in with that razor-sharp wit landed Waddingham an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
While to most this is far from shocking, Waddingham takes great pride in keeping the focus off of her own accomplishments and puts it squarely on how many of the cast and crew were nominated. How could anyone not root for this former Lady of the Lake?
We were lucky enough to speak with Waddingham about her favorites moments from season one of Ted Lasso and dishes about what fans can expect in season two, which kicked off with its first episode today on Apple TV+.