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Jason Sudeikis Explains How His 'Ted Lasso' Character Was Inspired by Robin Williams

Jason Sudeikis Explains How His 'Ted Lasso' Character Was Inspired by Robin Williams

Jason Sudeikis is opening up about his show Ted Lasso.

During a new interview with Variety, the 45-year-old actor chatted about creating the title character behind his hit Apple TV+ comedy series, revealing that he was inspired by several different actors and mentors, including Robin Williams.

“(The character) is rooted in these teachers here, and mentors, these Obi-Wan Kenobi types that see more in you than you can see in yourself, and that optimism,” Jason shared. “We wanted someone that when they spoke, could speak intelligently from a high EQ [emotional quotient], and celebrated the divine feminine.”

Ted Lasso brings back Jason‘s iconic NBC Sports character, a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer. Season one is available for streaming on Apple TV+ now!

Find out what Jason recently said about possibly letting his kids get into acting.

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