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Things We Saw Today: The Ted Lasso Cast Did an Interview In Character With a Sports Reporter Who Had No Idea Who They Were

The cast of Ted Lasso is currently in the UK filming the second season of the beautiful, brilliant series. And it appears that some of the castmates are hanging out outside of work hours, as a number of them recently attended a soccer match together—friendship and research!

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The men, who all play soccer players on the show, were asked for an interview after the game. Except they weren’t interviewed as the stars of a major hit TV show. It was just one of those “let’s get random fans’ reactions to the game” interviews. Reporter Chris Skudder had no idea who they were.

That didn’t stop the guys from interviewing in character, though. Toheeb Jimoh (in character as AFC Richmond defender Sam Obisanya) introduces Skudder to his teammate Dani Rojas (aka actor Cristo Fernández), telling the reporter to “remember him” because he’s such a good football player. So good, he even has his own song, which they then proceed to yell.

I’m trying to figure out why I love this as much as I do, because it is a lot. It’s fun, sure, but I think the real joy is seeing these men support each other and hype each other up in life as much their characters do onscreen.

You can watch the full interview above.

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What did you all see out there today?

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