'Scandal' Star Paul Adelstein Pitches 'How To Get Away With Murder' Crossover, Reveals Wife Liza Weil's Reacti
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Paul Adelstein is a busy man. He’s juggling his work on Scandal with the soon-to-premiere second season of Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce -- he both acts on and writes for the Bravo show.
ETonline caught up with Adelstein behind-the-scenes of Girlfriends’ Guide, where he gave us some teases for season two.
“Jake and Abby are giving it a go,” Adelstein reveals. “So you know, it's gonna be Jake and Abby 2.0, seeing if they can keep it together without falling back into their old patterns. Problem is, while they're figuring that out, they don't want to tell their friends. They really don't want the kids to know, 'cause they don't want to go through [the divorce talk] twice.”
“Abby's got this new job,” Adelstein continues. “Kind of being the face of divorce, so hanging around with her ex-husband -- actually not ex, we never filed the papers yet -- so there's a lot of complications. But Jake is gonna be giving it a go, and he also has a project he may be getting made, which may throw a wrench into things, too.”
“Oh wait, did I forget the baby?” Adelstein adds. “Yeah... and there's a baby on the way that Abby doesn't quite know about yet… very early in the season that will unfold.”
Check out the season's supertease:
Of course, we had to ask Adelstein about Shondaland, too. Adelstein says Scandal's upcoming episodes feature “the craziest stuff you can possibly imagine.”
“I just did one [episode] and we had such a good time making it,” Adelstein teases. “I can't believe what I get to do on that show... just getting to go and play with Kerry Washington, Jeff Perry, Darby Stanchfield, and Shonda [Rhimes] gives me the most fun stuff to do. It's pretty juicy.”
Before joining Scandal, Adelstein starred as Cooper Friedman on Grey’s Anatomy spinoff Private Practice. We wanted to know, is there any room for Adelstein over on Rhimes’ other show, How to Get Away With Murder?
“We were talking about [that],” Adelstein says. “I think Leo, my Scandal character, could just fit right into that world really perfectly. So, I would love that. That's a good pitch.”
There’s another plus to a How to Get Away With Murder guest spot: Adelstein would get to work with his wife, Liza Weil, who plays Bonnie Winterbottom.
Weil, of course, also played Paris Geller for seven seasons on Gilmore Girls, which is reportedly coming back as a Netflix series in 2016. Adelstein says Weil is ready for the revival.