is she going out with c mcdermott or not and does she say so???? Charlie McDermott Axl Heck thanks much for your efforts on my behalf stay safe ron. charlie mcdermott plays axl right? no idea, but its weird to think that two people playing brother and sister would dating in real life xD. Eden Sher has spent her entire adult life playing Sue Heck on The Charlie ( McDermott) is one of my best friends, I will miss being able to.
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And I was like, this is weird. Everyone is pretty insane in their own way and they always have to come together to fix a problem. The website basically matches two known words together to create words for real emotions. Did you do that?
A Chat with Eden Sher of ‘The Middle’
Is eden sher and charlie mcdermott dating - Charlie McDermott
And I came back and there was like double that amount there. And I had the same thing. I was like, I thought this was a callback, why are there more people.
So then, the three auditions after that, which were all for network and studio, there was no one else there. Those for network and studio, those were your screen tests. Well, yes, but it was weird. So it was kind of nerve-wracking in the sense that it was like I had zero — my only competition was myself, which terrified me.
It was just literally mine to lose. What was weird was that every screen test they had five or six suits and every time they were different, and they were all 10 to 12 years old. You were never there. And they did a process of elimination.
First, it was two girls. Then there was just one other girl at the next one and then the other girl at that one was in the room for 30 minutes and I was in for I want to say literally four minutes.
So I was again just confident, oh my God, this whole emotional process was just not worth anything. And then the first time I met you, I was in my underwear. Quite a fortuitous meeting. I thought it was a little strange that they just brought these two girls into the dressing room as I was taking my pants off. And I was like, this is weird. That is really bizarre.
Q A lot of times when you hear about sitcoms and people who play a family onscreen, they kind of have that relationship off screen. From listening to the two of you, it definitely sounds that way a little.
But if you could tell me a little bit about the cast of The Middle, and you guys, and your relationship off screen. Does it kind of have that family dynamic to it? It makes me too sad. What do you think has made that happen? Yes, my rock hard chiseled abs. I feel like someone removed from the project, or maybe Eileen or DeAnn would have a better answer.
From what people tell me that love it, they feel like they can relate to it. I feel like this show is a good balance of appealing to young and old simultaneously.
Q At what point do you guys think that you truly became at home with the characters? I feel like I had a very specific moment that I can — usually these things are, again, just difficult to answer. When did that happen? I feel like I started to actually get how to play Axl midway through season three is when I started to feel kind of like I knew what I was doing.
But I feel like especially season one, I even recall Eileen talked to me about this I think it was last season that they basically had no idea what to do with me for the first year. But Axl was a complete fabrication. Well, I want to jump in just about Charlie, just a little bit just because the character, writing a character like Axl, having that sort of brat — not brat, yes, kind of like bratty, attitudinal teenage son is a little bit of a trope.
So making a character like that, you totally run the risk of having a false caricature of that teenager, but I think they really, really hit the nail on the head with my good buddy, Chuck, because again, like I said, it takes a really special kind of person to bring really, really heartfelt humanity to a character like that. So I think they really — it took you a little — maybe it took you longer, it took them to kind of figure it out, but I think when you did, when they sort of started giving you a little bit more of a whole person, you started seeing different sides of Axl.
I think that had a lot to do with seeing different sides of Charlie. If they see, oh, whoa, Charlie has so much heart it can maybe just inspire them to see, oh, well since Charlie plays this brat so well but his heart is so really in there, it allows them to write Axl with heart more easily, sort of combine it.
They can marry the two. Q Do you guys have any pranksters behind the scenes that will do some kooky and crazy things? And if so, who would that be? I guess the only — there was one prank once.
We always try to fabricate pranks. I was at school. No, no, no, no. That was the one where we whatchamacallit at Church with Keegan Michael Key.
I was not there for that. I know because I think it was — it was after my confessional or whatever. So it was just — because it was so late at night. One time, Charlie and I had Cone Wars though.
Oh, yes, we did do that. It was really innocuous, though. Yes, we were like, that got out of hand. Who were you most star struck to work with? For me it was Norm McDonald. I was a huge fan of Norm McDonald. Yes, when he came on. But I worked with Chris Kattan during the pilot. So I got my star struckedness out of the way pretty early. But yes, when Norm McDonald came on, I was pretty star struck. It was like the actual like physical, oh my God, my body is struck. Just blech, going to release everything in my body.
Got to be on your best behavior, yes. Yes, she seems like an immortal to me. She just has this confidence and wisdom of an immortal. I remember it was on set, I just came in early one of her first days there and I was getting chips at crafty, and she came up behind me, and she always calls me Slick. I turned around and she was right there just wanting to talk to me and I had no idea what to say or do, and I froze, and basically gave her nothing.
She just kept asking me questions and I just stood there with a bag of chips. Well, maybe I did. She said that to me when we all went on The View, right before we walked out.
She said it again. I was like — I have a very specific memory of — my grandmother is a nun and we go to the beach every year with our cousins. And she was — or she was a nun. She left the convent. But she had a nun friend come over and visit us and that side of the family is not very appropriate for a nun to be hanging out around.
And basically, we just left the nun in the living room and had Sister Act on loop for an entire day. I saw that movie so many times in one day. So do you have any fears or what are your feelings about that regarding syndication and the outcomes of what it could mean for the future?
We also started the show post-childhood, which helps too. I mean I was almost 20 when we started the first season and Eden was But the fact that we were old enough to kind of know that we were playing a character and separate that from our own.
So inaudible very helpful. I got offered to do a birthday party season one, did you know that? Season one, halfway through, I got offered to be flown to Tennessee for a birthday party as an Axl Heck.
Q Is there any particular moment that was especially emotional for you as actors to film? It was this season, but Eden was ripping up a teddy bear in front of me and she was actually really emotional about it, and I was like, oh my God. So that was the biggest thing. That would definitely be mine. So yes, I always kind of took it as that.
Q You were just talking about some of the more heartfelt moments on the show and since the show is so funny, and your performances are so funny almost all of the time, when you have to do one of these heartfelt scenes or moments, how do you prepare for those? I can say how I prepare. The episode where I am scared of Axl not being my brother anymore, I felt so spoiled. I just, as an actor, my actual preparation was just imagining if Charlie was not my friend.
I was like, every time, but I am, I am your brother. Q But after the episodes, is there any season that you like the best or that you felt worked well for you guys? Or what comes to mine? I feel like every year I like it more than the year before. Have I steered you wrong before? The comedy features two of the best teenage characters on television. How much of you is in Sue? Sue was like my Sasha Fierce.
She was my alter ego. I have become more like her. Definitely a relatable thing among people but I have come across some cynical people who just by nature do not have any Sue in them and I always feel like those are the people who need the most Sue.
Sue is a great role model. She is totally unapologetically her. Walk into a room. Will she get a boyfriend? The writers sort of took that dynamic and made a little story line and Sue gets an older BF. Could it be Darren who took Sue to the prom last year?
Or Sean who Sue had a crush on in season two? You wrote and directed a short film called The Suitcase. How is that coming along?