Elizabeth Gillies plays Leary's daughter in new FX show.
With a series as music-focused as FX’s new comedy “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll,” the cast is full of people who love to sing. That’s why Zap2it couldn’t wait to find out what their go-to karaoke songs are.
Elizabeth Gillies had a hard time picking just one, while John Corbett immediately burst into his favorite. As for Denis Leary, he revealed why riding in a car with him over a long distance could either be a dream or a nightmare depending on how much you love driving karaoke.
“Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” airs premieres Thursday, July 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on FX.
Denis Leary (Johnny Rock) & Elizabeth Gillies (Gigi) talk Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. A new series on FX!
When you sit down to interview the cast of FX’s new comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll at San Diego Comic-Con, your line of questioning is obvious: Would they rather have sex, do drugs, or play rock and roll with superheroes?
Creator Denis Leary & cast preview FX's new rock 'n' roll comedy at ATX and discuss casting, learning to rock for real, and bringing The Heathens (back) to life.
Best known for the show "Rescue Me" and his stand-up comedy, Denis Leary is the creator and star of "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll," a new comedy series in which he plays an aging rock singer, and Elizabeth Gillies portrays his more talented daughter. They talk about their reversed parental dynamic on the show - she parents him!
It was just like any other typical father-daughter moment — a dad drives his child to her new job. Only this wasn’t any job, it was shooting for the new FX show "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll," and when Dave Gillies got out of the car to introduce himself to daughter Elizabeth’s boss and co-star, Denis Leary, a potentially warm little moment between real dad and TV dad turned a bit awkward.
"He looked at her and said, ‘You’re kidding right?’ " Dave Gillies said with a laugh. "‘This isn’t like soccer. You’re a grown-up, right?’ He knows Elizabeth is a pro and mature, but when he saw this car-pooling thing…"
In the new show, which premieres tonight, Elizabeth Gillies plays Gigi, a sharp-witted, outspoken young singer who can hold her own with her father, washed-up wannabe rock star Johnny Rock — onstage and off. This may be the breakout role for the Haworth native best known for her four seasons playing acerbic frenemy Jade on the Nickelodeon hit "Victorious." She is ready to take the lead and make her mark in an adult role.
"I’m very excited," said Gillies, who turns 22 on July 26. "It’s something that’s completely different from what I’ve done. It’s definitely a departure."
Leary created and stars in this FX show as Rock, a drug-addled, ’90s singer whose band, The Heathens, broke up when he was caught sleeping with his lead guitarist’s wife on the day their breakout album was released. John Corbett plays that band mate, Flash.
Gigi is the daughter Leary never knew he had, who has come back with her own aspirations of singing, fame and fortune. She is ready to bankroll a Heathens reunion to try for that elusive rock-and-roll stardom.
Despite being more than 30 years his junior, Gillies immediately got along with Leary.
"We’re both very quick and have a biting sense of humor," she said.
The show, which includes guest appearances from rockers including Joan Jett and David Grohl of the Foo Fighters, is largely about the relationship between Leary and Gillies. Labeled a sitcom, it has dramatic elements as well, said Gillies, whose character may share some traits with Jade but is decidedly grown-up in language and look from her former Nickelodeon high school character. [...]
Read the full interview here!
The cast of Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll was at the Apple Store in Soho yesterday for a Meet the Cast event. I've uploaded about 30 pictures from the event:
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The song that was the beginning and the end for The Heathens. Check out the official music video for “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll.” FX’s new comedy starring Denis Leary and Elizabeth Gillies premieres Thursday, July 16th at 10p.