“If you wish to criticize one thing, try this,” he stated. “We have to have three-dimensional characters.”
Previous to touchdown the Schitt’s Creek position, considered one of his most outstanding latest gigs was a lead on the NBC sitcom Outsourced, which was canceled in Could 2011 after a single season. The Canadian actor defined that as a result of he was provided the position of Ray without having to audition, he assumed that producers, together with co-creator and star Dan Levy, would need a toned-down model of how he sounded on Outsourced.
Rizwan touched base with Dan following the primary Schitt’s Creek desk learn to ensure they have been all on the identical web page. “Afterwards, I went as much as Dan and stated, ‘Hey simply need to examine in,'” the Charlie Wilson’s Warfare performer recalled. “He stated, ‘I like what you probably did. It was humorous.’ That ended up being the character for six years.”
In a press release launched to the Star, Dan praised the “considerate selections” that Rizwan made in bringing his character to life.
“No accent was known as for within the casting or specified within the scripts,” Dan stated within the assertion. “All characters on our present have been created with love, respect and humanity. It has been gratifying to have these intentions mirrored by means of the overwhelming viewers help for these characters. That stated, I welcome any views that encourage conversations about variety, particularly in leisure.”
In response to the article, Rizwan tweeted on Dec. 29, “I liked taking part in Ray on @SchittsCreek! The accent query has been ever current in my profession!” He added that it “is difficult to listen to criticism” however that he’s “all the time open to this dialogue.”