OF ‘THE CHEF SHOW’ ON NETFLIX
So Jon’s extroverted nature counterbalances your own inexperience in front of the camera.
Yeah, it really counterbalances. I mean, it really allowed me to not worry about having to come up with like hyperbolic phrases and do things in front of the camera to try to be interesting or funny or whatever. It was like Jon really created an environment where I could be myself and Jon knew exactly how ... to keep the pace going, how to throw me questions that kept me alive in front of the camera.
And you just worried about explaining the nuts and bolts.
Yeah, and that’s really the show. It’s a little bit of improv. It’s the roots of improv. It was Jon really leading me ... because for me again, at the time we were filming I wasn’t a pro in front of the camera. So when you’re not trained in front of a camera ... you have a tendency to kind of trail off in your sentences, you get quiet, you look down, you become introverted, you talk a little softer . ... Sometimes you don’t exert yourself in the ways the camera picks up. And I learned all that by being with Jon on the spot.