Actor Nathan Lee Graham ("LA to Vegas"): "No One Walks In With a Boa"

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Dennis visits the Valley Village home of his pal Matt Zarley to interview Matt's good friend, actor Nathan Lee Graham who is in town from New York to shoot the new Fox sitcom L.A. to Vegas, in which he plays a seen-it-all flight attendant named Bernard. Nathan talks about auditioning for the show, how the airplane set works, working with Dylan McDermott (and in one episode Dermot Mulroney), getting the uniform just-so, his dream guest star and his dream episode, which is coming up soon and involves a certain celebration. Nathan also talks about his work in the theater; appearing on Broadway in The Wild Party and Priscilla: Queen of the Desert and Off-Broadway in shows like The View Upstairs and Hit the Wall. He shares memories of his friend and colleague Eartha Kitt, recalls growing up in St. Louis and watching classic movies with his mother, coming out, carrying a briefcase to school instead of a backpack. Nathan also talks about working with Reese Witherspoon in Sweet Home Alabama, Will Farrell in Zoolander, Will Smith in Hitch and Chris Meloni in Law and Order: SVU and Lisa Kudrow in The Comeback. Other topics include: the gifts fans give him, why his mom sees all his plays twice, the responsibility of playing a gay character on TV, the last review he read about himself years ago, his expressiveness of eyebrows and the worst thing that ever went wrong for him onstage. (www.nathanleegraham.com)

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