“Oh honey, I left the peo­ple who told me I couldn’t make it in tele­vi­sion a long time ago. They’re not get­ting my ten per­cent any­more.”

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“It’d been a few years since I’d spo­ken di­rectly with Tina. I’d got­ten lit­tle mes­sages from her through third par­ties, but noth­ing that would’ve clued me in that she was work­ing on what would be­come Un­break­able Kimmy Sch­midt. So I was flat­tered, hon­oured and be­yond lov­ing the fact that she gave me this ca­reer-chang­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.”

It cer­tainly gave Ti­tuss the last laugh, too. When he first told his agent he wanted to take a break from Broad­way and try and make it in tele­vi­sion, pre-30 Rock, he was brushed off. “I didn’t have any cred­its, so I could see on the one hand how they could’ve been a tad dis­mis­sive,” he tells us, “but hell, re­la­tion­ship be­tween Ti­tus and Kimmy that re­ally cap­tured au­di­ences and kept them hooked for all 13 episodes.

“A lot of peo­ple have said to me that Ti­tus is kind of mean at the be­gin­ning,” be­gins Ti­tuss, “and I’m like, ‘No, no, no, no. Go back and watch the set up!’ I think Ti­tus acts the way any­body would if they found them­selves in debt and strug­gling for money. It makes you do things you thought you’d never do. Kimmy is naive and doesn’t know that this guy is only be­ing nice to her for money, so they’re both win­ning. They’re both get­ting ex­actly what they need.

“But about two thirds of the way

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