Like many actors with babies – daughter Lilly and son Ozzie – Greenfield needed to be concerned as a result of he needed to work on a movie he may share together with his household.
“There are so few tasks I’ve been part of that my children can really watch,” he advised information.com.au. “The concept that I could be in one thing that we are able to all watch collectively as a household was actually, actually thrilling.”
However within the time since he recorded his position, there’s been a brand new addition to the household that makes Greenfield much more excited concerning the movie – a Pitbull-cross-American Bulldog named Joey, rescued throughout the pandemic.
“My children, however my daughter particularly, have at all times needed a canine very badly,” Greenfield mentioned. “And with my schedule and my spouse’s [casting director Tessa Sanchez] schedule, it didn’t actually make sense.
“When this all occurred and we discovered ourselves at residence and we knew we had been going to be at residence for an prolonged time period, we thought ‘Properly, if we’re ever going to do that, that is the time to do it’.
“Joey is one of the best. We’ve had him for 5 months now and he’s been an exquisite improve to the household. Everybody’s right here and Joey is rarely alone and with the quarantine, if somebody is feeling aggravated by the remainder of the household, that particular person can go be with Joey and really feel very heard and seen.
“The enjoyment Joey brings to our household – we’re full and utter canine lovers now. To me, Cats & Canine 3 is the kind of content material that could be very mandatory in the meanwhile. Simply animals, however particularly, canine, and particularly, canine speaking. That’s all I wish to see.”
Whereas Greenfield is most recognised for his work because the lyrical and scene-stealing Schmidt in seven seasons of New Woman, his breakout position was in 2005 on Veronica Mars as Sheriff’s Deputy Leo D’Amato.
A love curiosity for Kristen Bell’s Veronica, and a helper to her sleuthing, Greenfield returned for each the Veronica Mars film in 2014 and within the latest season 4 revival. His on-screen chemistry with Bell is off the charts.
“It’s at all times a lot enjoyable to come back again to [Veronica Mars], and attending to see everybody I had initially labored with 12 years in the past. Really, it’s longer than that, I feel it’s 16 years or one thing. Wow, I imply, that’s absurd.
“The chance to maintain revisiting, not a lot the character, however the folks is absolutely thrilling. And I’m particularly excited to leap in as a result of I don’t need to do the total run of one thing.
“Kristen is a lot enjoyable to work with and we actually had a blast on this one.”
Most of Greenfield’s work has been in comedies, together with notable visitor turns in Ugly Betty, The Mindy Challenge and The Neighbourhood, a multi-cam sitcom of which he’s one in all two lead stars, and which has simply returned to manufacturing for its third season below COVID circumstances.
He mentioned he doesn’t have a desire for comedy over drama or vice versa, fairly that he’s interested in “working with folks”.
A type of folks was Emerald Fennell, a British author, director and actor who performed Camilla Parker-Bowles within the third season of The Crown and wrote the second season of Killing Eve.
Fennell has an anticipated movie due for launch sooner or later, Promising Younger Lady, after its authentic date earlier this yr was scuttled because of the pandemic.
Starring Carey Mulligan, it’s mentioned to be a pointy dramedy thriller a couple of younger girl whose vivid future is jeopardised, after which seeks to right that fallacious. Greenfield has a small position within the movie, but it surely was one he was eager to signal on to do.
“I feel Emerald Fennell is as gifted as you will get,” Greenfield gushed. “I talked to Emerald on the telephone and I assumed she was so spectacular and good and I simply needed to be part of no matter she was doing. That’s what motivates me.
“I can’t await folks to see the film, it’s superb. It’ll be definitely worth the wait, I promise.”