'Mr. Sunshine': Nate Torrence on working with Matthew Perry and playing 'dumb'


"Mr. Sunshine" features one of the more unlikely friendships on TV between the mildly misanthropic Ben (Matthew Perry) and the kind-hearted, hopelessly naive Roman (Nate Torrence). The story of how Torrence and Perry became frequent collaborators is pretty interesting too.The ABC show is the third project Torrence has worked on with Perry. Torrence co-starred in "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," and after that show ended Perry asked him to be part of a Showtime pilot called "The End of Steve." When that didn't go forward and Perry moved on to co-create and star in "Mr. Sunshine," he again brought Torrence along as his comic foil -- for which Torrence is more than a little grateful."You know, I still kind of question it," Torrence tells Zap2it about how he and Perry clicked. "I don't know. I'm beyond thankful about it. I think as an actor, you're hoping to find someone who just has chemistry with...



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