HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MAY 15: Lance Reddick arrives at the Special Screening Of Lionsgate's "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum"  at TCL Chinese Theatre on May 15, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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The Full History Of Lance Reddick’s Unforgettable Eric Andre Interview
“The Eric Andre Show” gives its celebrity guests interviews unlike any they’ve done before, with its host doing his best to terrify them. While some managed to match Andre’s weirdness, Lance Reddick took it to a new level by punching the host’s desk and storming off, only to come back dressed in rags with chains, a visor, and a Starfleet communicator badge on his bare chest.
The actor explained he got the offer to do the show but had never heard of it. After discussing some bits with Andre beforehand, Reddick shared, “I get there that day and all that stuff goes out the window. [...] He hands me some stuff, he said, ‘Kinda say this stuff, but you can ad-lib too. So, and the moment — I mean, there was some crazy stuff that didn’t even get on.”
Andre instructed Reddick to get angry, leading to the actor spontaneously slamming the desk before storming off, only to return in a LeVar Burton-inspired get-up and go on a rant about wanting his own slave role. While the whole interview was a bit much, Reddick didn’t seem to mind and saw it as another role, adding, “I mean, I am a bit of a clown, so I love that kind of stuff.”