Emmys: Louis C.K. was taken by surprise
The new FX comedy "Louie" has been quietly building up critical support, but could its star, Louis C.K., have anticipated an Emmy nomination? Not a chance.
Were you surprised?
I was expecting to be disappointed. My highest hope was maybe I'd get a writing nomination.
Where were you when you heard?
I was sleeping, and I woke up and looked at my phone and it was full of messages. I called my mom first.
How will you spend the day?
I'm just going to eat a lot and indulge and then I have to get back to work. I really can't ... around too long.
What’s the toughest part about playing Louie?
The hard part is the actual work. I direct the show and actually write it, and I don't know my lines very well.
Who’s your biggest competition?
I'm pretty outclassed there. I think it's really nice that I'm in there, but I'm not in serious consideration.
-- Joe Flint
Photo: Louis C.K. Credit: Eric Leibowitz / FX