David Cross talks 'Arrested Development' movie (again), Amber Tamblyn on 'Countdown'

David Cross sat down for a chat with Keith Olbermann on Countdown, but the two pals (both play in Jason Bateman’s fantasy football together, who knew?!) had so much to discuss they had to make a web extra. During their extended time together, the topic turned to, as to be expected, the long and eagerly awaited Arrested Development movie. While Cross (who calls the constant barrage of Arrested chatter “mildly irritating,” but realizes being synonymous with the show is “certainly a good thing to be remembered for”) hasn’t talked to the show’s creator Mitchell Hurwitz for over a year, he did confirm one possible story line for the movie: All the characters would play their own fathers. “It’s genius, it’s the perfect way to address it,” Cross said of Hurwitz’s plan to handle the five-year gap since the series went off the air and left a Mrs. Featherbottom-sized hole in the hearts of fans.

Check out the full semi-NSFW work clip below, in which Cross talks about more Arrested madness (he and Tobias Fünke had to learn the very hard way that the Blue Man Group don’t actually paint themselves to get that sapphire hue), his engagement to Amber Tamblyn (“I am going to take her name… David Rose Marie Tamblyn”), how the Internet reacted to their relationship (“They’re not nice, but we dismiss them”), and what’s next for The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (a movie by 2028!) and his career (writing and directing a non-“lame” sitcom). Watch:

What did you think of Olbermann and Cross’ chat, PopWatchers? Do you like the latest Arrested Development movie details? Or should people stop asking the cast about it? Share in the comments section below.

Read more:
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‘Arrested Development’ movie: David Cross says story is ‘great,’ but no script yet
Jason Bateman on an ‘Arrested Development’ movie: ‘Of course I would want to jump back in there again’

Comments (18 total) Add your comment
  • tracy bluth

    Is he that Funke everyone’s been talking about?

  • Jay

    Tobias Fünke is the best analyst/therapist around!

    • j

      you mean analrapist. ha

      • Marcy Runkle

        There’s gotta be a better way to say that.

  • j

    will his cut offs also be making a comeback.

  • c

    Is it just me or is Olbermann not a very good interviewer?

    • Rose

      Cross and Olbermann are close friends and were talking like friends rather than an interview. This wasn’t shown on Olbermann’s show, but was a chat just for online.

  • goose

    It is amazing how much credit people give David Cross for a guy who is simply mildly entertaining yet obnoxiously arrogant

    • Shannon

      met him at a bar when he was in my town for a stand up show. He sat down and had drinks with me and my friends all night and was humble and sweet. Having met him personally, I have to tell you that he wasn’t arrogant at all. I can see that he appears that way, but really, he was super nice.

  • An Average Sized Mustache

    Nice shirt but who wears it best? David Cross or the Hamburglar?

  • e4ia

    How can they play their character’s fathers? And why would they? It’s only been a few years since AD went off the air. Plus, four of the characters have the same father. They should just do a story line dealing with what the characters are doing now. Like maybe them getting together of George Michael’s wedding (her?) or something like that.

    • Alissa

      Actually, only two of the characters had the same father. Lindsay and Buster had others.

  • Chelsea

    “I like the way they shape my junk.”

    • Tobias

      It effectively hides his thunder.

  • marlinda

    I like AD as much as everyone else, but is anyone else annoyed by how much this “movie” is talked about. Make a decision already!

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