Teddy’s return will put Jake (Samberg) and Amy’s (Melissa Fumero) relationship to the test, but Samberg said he thinks the couple will remain strong — for the time being, at least.
“People seem to like — and I also really like — showing them as a functional couple. In the beginning when we first started putting their story together, it felt a little more like it was going to be a will they/won’t they structure and it just, for some reason, didn’t feel natural to the show.”
He continues, “Even though they are very different people, personality-wise, there was something that brought them together very naturally. We talked a lot about how there are many couples who meet each other in the workplace. They start off as coworkers and then friends, and then it happens really slowly and organically and for some reason it works because they know each other so well. We liked that as the model for Jake and Amy. To this point, that’s the way that it’s been, and we’ve been enjoying that.”
How long have you been sleeping with Peralta?
That’s disgusting. And wrong. I don’t even get – why would – I’ve never had sex with anyone, anywhere. It’s none of your - you have the nerve, the audacity, Jake is my colleague, technically. And he is terrible, face-wise. And how - how - do I know, frankly, that you’re not sleeping with him? Maybe you are. Maybe you’re trying to throw me off? Hmm, check and mate!
In making the decision of what to do post-Saturday Night Live, did you ask Lorne Michaels for his advice?
SAMBERG I didn’t on [Brooklyn Nine-Nine].
But I assumed he would say, “Go for it if it feels right.” That’s
generally his advice. He’s like an encouraging parent. “Trust your
instincts.” I like to think I do. Sometimes things don’t work out how
you expect, but I don’t have anything I regret. The decision you make is
the best one for you at that time.
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