Apart from the actual bear in cocaine bearMatthew Rhys has arguably the most important role in the film – even if it’s cameo-sized. After all, if a drug dealer Andrew C. Thornton II (Rhys) had never snowed in Georgia, director Elizabeth Banks would never have had the inspired idea of ​​making a horror-comedy about the real-life animal that took the hit and greedily swallowed it all.

Before teaming up with Margo Martindale (Ranger Liz) and actual wife Keri Russell (cocaine bear‘s Sari) to make the headlines Universal Images’ ursine adrenaline terror story, Rhys’ longtime role as Phillip Jennings on FX Americans had already familiarized him with the talent of his two fellow actors. All of the cocaine bearactually ended up feeling a lot like “a Americans reunion,” Rhys said during a recent stop at Late Night with Seth Meyers. “We liked it!”

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But as Rhys hilariously admits in the Late at night clip below, no amount of goodwill among friends could help him figure it out Americanssophisticated and sometimes labyrinthine spy-drama plot – never mind that he and Russell anchored the show for six entire seasons as the centerpiece of the undercover KGB couple.

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“I had the whole production team, the whole writing team – and I always was like, ‘I have no idea what’s going on!’ pleaded Rhys looking totally innocent.

“I readily admit that I am not the sharpest tool in the box. I’m probably the biggest tool in the closet. But I’m like, ‘It’s so complicated! … I like to think I’m the ‘Everyman.’ I’m like, ‘Look, if I understand correctly, we’re golden.’ …And everyone will say: ‘We all understand it except You.'”

As for Rhys’ current gig on HBO Max as the network’s namesake super-lawyer Perry Mason series, well… not much seems to have changed. Prodded by Meyers to show at least a fictitious understanding of his character’s brilliant legal mind, Rhys threw up his hands again: “I had no idea what was going on!” he despaired. “I always said, ‘Who is he?!’ And they’re like, ‘It is the guy you’re defending! »

Phew. The cruel clouds of avocado’s basic understanding will hopefully dissipate as Perry Mason prepares to make his return from season 2 from March 6. But at least Rhys’ genuine ignorance in the multi-nominated role doesn’t show on the small screen at all (although the same can’t be said for his disaster). cocaine bear character).

The disaster, in fact, is pretty much the main event because cocaine bear unleashes a coked trail of destruction (and bodies) across the spooky south wood. Catch Rhys in Terror’s Wake alongside his probably savvier plot Americans co-stars, with cocaine bear now playing in theaters nationwide. Click here for tickets!

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