↳ "And then I came here and I realized that these women are smart, terrific people who are just trying to make a difference in the world. And we’ve become really good friends. I mean, I know we all secretly hope the other one will trip and fall on her face, and - wait a minute, I’ve already done that! And for me this experience has been one of the most rewarding and liberating experiences of my life."
[Andy Samberg and I] have a lot of fun when we get to do Jake and Amy scenes because there are so many different dynamics to their relationship, especially as they’re getting to know each other on a personal level. There’s a lot to play around with, and we work really hard on those Jake and Amy scenes. There’s a moment in the ‘The Bet’ episode, on the roof, where we both crack up laughing and that was actually because I accidentally got a peanut in my mouth when I wasn’t supposed to. We kept going with the scene, and it made it into the episode. I know that if I have a full day of filming with Andy Samberg, I’m going to be coming home quite tired.
“Santiago, before you go in there, there’s something I have to say. I’m sorry I said you were a bad partner, I was the bad partner. The truth is our job isn’t always great. I mean, sometimes it sucks. But… it sucks a little less when I get to do it with you.”
"Jake, do you know why little boys pull little girls pigtails on playgrounds? Because they like the girls and that’s the only way to get their attention. All of this teasing, this elaborate date. Somewhere down deep, you like Amy. Like, like her like her.”
Andy’s amazing. He’s so smart and funny and creative. You know when you meet somebody and they’re just good people? That’s Andy Samberg. He’s super goofy and makes us all laugh on set, but he’s also chill and laid back. I’m leaning a lot from him. He’s a great presence, and he’s doing a wonderful job. When I screen tested for the show, it was with Andy, and we did two or three scenes, then one again with ad-libbing, then one with improv. I left the room on cloud nine, it was so much fun. I felt really good about what I did, but I was also like, “Oh my god, I just did improv with Andy Samberg of Saturday Night Live! and I wasn’t a disaster!”