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Anonymous asked:

nO offense, ya'll, but i saw Chris Messina on conan last year and he was not very interesting. we're not missing out. He's a phenomenal actor but he's def very shy and doesn't bring much to the table in that regard. he's not dr. C in real life. Let's just say that. I think a magazine intervierw would be cool though if he could indulge us

alittlenutjob answered:

I think imadandylioness said this in response to something earlier, but Chris is a bit shy and not willing to talk about his personal life so classic late night interviews are a bit awkward, but if he’s actually asked about his work and his passion for acting he’s really animated and thoughtful.

Maybe Jessica Radloff can schedule another interview with him again - they have a nice rapport and he opens up a little then.

jsmapdi:

That Conan interview where he described in detail about spray tanning nude and cupping his nuts and talked about how tiny his penis looked in screen shots that his wife found online?

Yawn. What a bore. More Pally insulting interviewers and Ike shenanigans please!

lol girl, you know my candy.

the-omniscient-narrator

Anonymous asked:

nO offense, ya'll, but i saw Chris Messina on conan last year and he was not very interesting. we're not missing out. He's a phenomenal actor but he's def very shy and doesn't bring much to the table in that regard. he's not dr. C in real life. Let's just say that. I think a magazine intervierw would be cool though if he could indulge us

alittlenutjob answered:

I think imadandylioness said this in response to something earlier, but Chris is a bit shy and not willing to talk about his personal life so classic late night interviews are a bit awkward, but if he’s actually asked about his work and his passion for acting he’s really animated and thoughtful.

Maybe Jessica Radloff can schedule another interview with him again - they have a nice rapport and he opens up a little then.

the-omniscient-narrator:

imadandylioness:

the-omniscient-narrator:

imadandylioness:

I did!

Also in his “happy, sad, confused” podcast he compliments the interviewer for his genuine passion for film shining through and for making him feel comfortable. I think Chris responds to genuine, organic conversation and not forced conversation. He always asks about the interviewer. He doesn’t prepare “bits.” Mindy and Ike do but they are comic writers. He also has thanked Jessica for making him comfortable too. So many of those talks shows are rehearsed to the word of what they are going to say. He’s an actor, he’s used to memorizing lines. He doesn’t seem like the type to want to perform “Chris Messina,” though.

That said he’s not BAD like a Kristen Stewart. I have enjoyed him describing his sequined dancing eagle costume as a kid on Craig Ferguson, his tanning on Conan, and his hilarious Jane Fonda anecdote on Jimmy Kimmel.

I always enjoy his appearances and would selfishly love it if he did more. I don’t think it is a top priority for him if he feels someone like Mindy can promote the show better (and he insists it is her show despite his growing prominence and popularity). If asked I think he would do it.

Oh I agree wholeheartedly. He is so genuinely grateful to interviewers who actually chat with him instead of bombard him with questions. Like you said, conversation is where he shines. I adore Jessica Radloff for getting him to be so at ease.

Oh and remember that gorgeous DP/30 Skype interview. That was an absolute delight. I would DIE if we could get him into that type of interview where they talk about film and what inspires him etc. He is a delight.

Yup I loved that DP/30 interview and his Goldderby chats! He has done several of those, too.

When asked about things he loves or the process, he is very forthcoming, honest, and passionate.

I remember vividly that you were the one who gave me the links to those interviews and sent me down a Messina spiral that had me dizzy for…well for fucking ever really.

The work you’ve done for the fandom has been beautiful my friend :D

Thanks! 😊 just wanted to share Messina joy

mindyanddannyfineanddandy

Anonymous asked:

nO offense, ya'll, but i saw Chris Messina on conan last year and he was not very interesting. we're not missing out. He's a phenomenal actor but he's def very shy and doesn't bring much to the table in that regard. he's not dr. C in real life. Let's just say that. I think a magazine intervierw would be cool though if he could indulge us

alittlenutjob answered:

I think imadandylioness said this in response to something earlier, but Chris is a bit shy and not willing to talk about his personal life so classic late night interviews are a bit awkward, but if he’s actually asked about his work and his passion for acting he’s really animated and thoughtful.

Maybe Jessica Radloff can schedule another interview with him again - they have a nice rapport and he opens up a little then.

mindyanddannyfineanddandy:

imadandylioness:

I did!

Also in his “happy, sad, confused” podcast he compliments the interviewer for his genuine passion for film shining through and for making him feel comfortable. I think Chris responds to genuine, organic conversation and not forced conversation. He always asks about the interviewer. He doesn’t prepare “bits.” Mindy and Ike do but they are comic writers. He also has thanked Jessica for making him comfortable too. So many of those talks shows are rehearsed to the word of what they are going to say. He’s an actor, he’s used to memorizing lines. He doesn’t seem like the type to want to perform “Chris Messina,” though.

That said he’s not BAD like a Kristen Stewart. I have enjoyed him describing his sequined dancing eagle costume as a kid on Craig Ferguson, his tanning on Conan, and his hilarious Jane Fonda anecdote on Jimmy Kimmel.

I always enjoy his appearances and would selfishly love it if he did more. I don’t think it is a top priority for him if he feels someone like Mindy can promote the show better (and he insists it is her show despite his growing prominence and popularity). If asked I think he would do it.

This is exactly what i said. I mean, Chris is not a comedian and he doesn’t like talking about his personal life, so the typical late night anecdotal bits that most comedians do just don’t show up, and MANY talk show hosts are not interested in actually talking about film as an art, etc…

That being said, the one time I did see him on a late night show, he did have a little funny story about self tanning, and it was nice, but I can’t see him enjoying doing that often.

He IS wonderful in print interviews, especially when they are geared towards talking about the actual work.

Also, whenever he does press for his other endeavors he usually ends up bringing up TMP in some way, which is nice.

Honestly, there is a formula when it comes to talk shows and promoting half hour comedies, and it’s one that he’s probably not very practiced in, or comfortable with. (Aka… talk about yourself, tell a humiliating/funny story about yourself, mention the show in the last five seconds of the interview, bye).

And he does do group press events. I think he’s probably more comfortable with that because Mindy and Ike and Pally can sort of shoulder that “entertaining comedian” role while he answers questions directed toward him about the show and his character.

I really think everyone involved with the show is aware of this dynamic, and that he is sort of asked to do interviews that play to his strengths.

I would kill for Inside the Actor’s Studio

Here are some great interviews he’s done:

DP 30:
http://youtu.be/RhjDdVsdwew

Goldderby:
http://youtu.be/K6urj-x6l5M

Conan:
http://youtu.be/W5DniOgQHsg

Jimmy Kimmel, the origins of the “I fucking love you” gif

Craig Ferguson promoting Damages:
http://mindannyforever.tumblr.com/post/72339408683/chris-messina-on-craig-ferguson-july-2012-part-1
http://mindannyforever.tumblr.com/post/72494053672/part-2a-of-3-really-4-parts-of-chris-messina-on
http://imadandylioness.tumblr.com/post/72495919815/mindannyforever-part-2b-of-3-really-4-parts
http://mindannyforever.tumblr.com/post/72337031213/chris-messina-on-craig-ferguson-in-july-2012-part

If only he knew on Craig what he’s done now…. 😆

the-omniscient-narrator

Anonymous asked:

nO offense, ya'll, but i saw Chris Messina on conan last year and he was not very interesting. we're not missing out. He's a phenomenal actor but he's def very shy and doesn't bring much to the table in that regard. he's not dr. C in real life. Let's just say that. I think a magazine intervierw would be cool though if he could indulge us

alittlenutjob answered:

I think imadandylioness said this in response to something earlier, but Chris is a bit shy and not willing to talk about his personal life so classic late night interviews are a bit awkward, but if he’s actually asked about his work and his passion for acting he’s really animated and thoughtful.

Maybe Jessica Radloff can schedule another interview with him again - they have a nice rapport and he opens up a little then.

the-omniscient-narrator:

imadandylioness:

I did!

Also in his “happy, sad, confused” podcast he compliments the interviewer for his genuine passion for film shining through and for making him feel comfortable. I think Chris responds to genuine, organic conversation and not forced conversation. He always asks about the interviewer. He doesn’t prepare “bits.” Mindy and Ike do but they are comic writers. He also has thanked Jessica for making him comfortable too. So many of those talks shows are rehearsed to the word of what they are going to say. He’s an actor, he’s used to memorizing lines. He doesn’t seem like the type to want to perform “Chris Messina,” though.

That said he’s not BAD like a Kristen Stewart. I have enjoyed him describing his sequined dancing eagle costume as a kid on Craig Ferguson, his tanning on Conan, and his hilarious Jane Fonda anecdote on Jimmy Kimmel.

I always enjoy his appearances and would selfishly love it if he did more. I don’t think it is a top priority for him if he feels someone like Mindy can promote the show better (and he insists it is her show despite his growing prominence and popularity). If asked I think he would do it.

Oh I agree wholeheartedly. He is so genuinely grateful to interviewers who actually chat with him instead of bombard him with questions. Like you said, conversation is where he shines. I adore Jessica Radloff for getting him to be so at ease.

Oh and remember that gorgeous DP/30 Skype interview. That was an absolute delight. I would DIE if we could get him into that type of interview where they talk about film and what inspires him etc. He is a delight.

Yup I loved that DP/30 interview and his Goldderby chats! He has done several of those, too.

When asked about things he loves or the process, he is very forthcoming, honest, and passionate.

alittlenutjob

Anonymous asked:

nO offense, ya'll, but i saw Chris Messina on conan last year and he was not very interesting. we're not missing out. He's a phenomenal actor but he's def very shy and doesn't bring much to the table in that regard. he's not dr. C in real life. Let's just say that. I think a magazine intervierw would be cool though if he could indulge us

alittlenutjob answered:

I think imadandylioness said this in response to something earlier, but Chris is a bit shy and not willing to talk about his personal life so classic late night interviews are a bit awkward, but if he’s actually asked about his work and his passion for acting he’s really animated and thoughtful.

Maybe Jessica Radloff can schedule another interview with him again - they have a nice rapport and he opens up a little then.

I did!

Also in his “happy, sad, confused” podcast he compliments the interviewer for his genuine passion for film shining through and for making him feel comfortable. I think Chris responds to genuine, organic conversation and not forced conversation. He always asks about the interviewer. He doesn’t prepare “bits.” Mindy and Ike do but they are comic writers. He also has thanked Jessica for making him comfortable too. So many of those talks shows are rehearsed to the word of what they are going to say. He’s an actor, he’s used to memorizing lines. He doesn’t seem like the type to want to perform “Chris Messina,” though.

That said he’s not BAD like a Kristen Stewart. I have enjoyed him describing his sequined dancing eagle costume as a kid on Craig Ferguson, his tanning on Conan, and his hilarious Jane Fonda anecdote on Jimmy Kimmel.

I always enjoy his appearances and would selfishly love it if he did more. I don’t think it is a top priority for him if he feels someone like Mindy can promote the show better (and he insists it is her show despite his growing prominence and popularity). If asked I think he would do it.

Anonymous asked:

Mindy Project is #1 on Hulu at this moment. That seems like a hopeful sign. Maybe everyone should be encouraged to watch it on Hulu. Do you know if rewatching helps? I just kept my computer running it all summer, just in case.

I think it does! Any legal platform that requires you to watch ads is making money off of your viewing of the show. Even if it doesn’t go to Fox directly it shows in hard facts the demographics this show attracts.

Advertisers don’t care if you watch things 5x. They care if you saw their ad.

Anonymous asked:

also social media really doesnt matter at all to fox, since they can't make money from it. mindy's saving grace rn is that fox as a network is doing horrendously at the moment, just like community on nbc back in 2011. it would also help if mindy got award recognition, if not at the emmys, then at least at the golden globes, because they care about that too.

I suggest you read this:
http://www.nielsen.com/content/corporate/us/en/press-room/2013/nielsen-launches-nielsen-twitter-tv-ratings.html

They can’t directly make money off of it but when social media does a lot of the promotion for them and encourages people to watch live with commercials (WHICH DOES MAKE THEM MONEY) it can absolutely have an impact. They’d be stupid not to count it in some way because that’s how shows build buzz now. It is probably not the only factor but certainly a factor in decision making.

Scandal was not a hit out of the gate but Twitter and social media made it must see TV. It also helped the show get on the radar of critics and awards.

It certainly cannot hurt to be active on social media and plus it’s fun. You are asking on tumblr after all.

Anonymous asked:

my sister works for fbc & she said if mindy's ratings stay even, there's a chance it might get renewed just bc there are so many holes in fox's schedule. utopia & glee are gone next year, & bones maybe & none of the new shows except gotham are tracking well. they might keep mindy just bc they can't cancel everything on air and nbcu will prob eat up most of the production cost to get it syndicated. but she also said the new execs dont personally like the show & personal opinions matter a lot

Thanks for the info about the schedule. That information does help as well with Universal. Also given its popularity on Hulu, I wonder if there would ever be a possibility of Hulu picking it up should Fox cancel.

Do you know how she knows the execs don’t like the show? Joe Earley seems supportive of the show.

Anonymous asked:

So that low rating reflects the DVR views as well? Yikes. I'm signing up for Project Fox now. I don't mind if we don't get more episodes but I'd love to have another season. It's not like I need this show to go on and on. I just feel like Mindy really wants another season. If a good writer like Mindy wants to keep going then she must have some great stories to tell.

Well overnight usually does not from what I gather. (I really am not an expert at ratings)

DVR + 7 numbers are usually collected a week later to show time shifting data as well.

Someone who understands ratings better can clarify

Anonymous asked:

I need to know Messina's secret for looking so young and x-tra smolder-y in all these stills/premiere. I always thought he looked particularly great to DCIMG. Now he's just...DAYUM!

No clue! I think he and Paul Rudd have been using the same serum from “Death Becomes Her.”

Anonymous asked:

To add to what you said people should also go on Project Fox and write in the discussion boards. Even though the ratings are not as high as we would like if we can keep trending through twitter and in other ways I think they will get the networks attention. Also just because this season is not extended it doesn't necessarily mean it wont be renewed, we know Mindy is going to be busy in the spring promoting her new book and i'm sure Chris has other projects etc. To sum it up: WE CAN'T GIVE UP!

Exactly! The reason Mindy was renewed was because of other factors aside from ratings, namely an engaged, passionate, committed fanbase. The trending campaigns helped!

No other show was trending over the hiatus. No other show was trending because fans organized on their own, without interference from the network, studio, or tptb their own live rewatches when it wasn’t even airing on television.

Anonymous asked:

Thanks for the encouragement. I make a point of watching live but I guess it doesn't matter without a nielsen box, right? It makes me wish that this was a cable show. It seems like those executives don't put as much emphasis on ratings. Then again, there is a consistently high quality in most cable shows. It just bugs me that garbage shows like Big Brother and NCIS: New Hampshire are always safe. Plus they are taking up LOTS of empty space on networks and overstaying their welcome.

In terms of Nielsen ratings, yes. However I believe they are pulling DVR numbers which also indicate who watches the same night and incorporating twitter and Facebook into the ratings.

I always watch live then rewatch on one of those platforms.

Anonymous asked:

I'm getting so worried about ratings now! I looked up other shows for comparison and even the doomed "Happy Endings" got WAY better ratings. By this pattern, Mindy should have been canceled last year. Since we know that a former exec liked her show and renewed it before leaving, what does this mean now? I'd like to think that they would at least air the 15 episodes. I love the idea of some other network picking up Mindy but I can't picture Chris wanting to do that for some reason.

It is still early in the season. Hopefully after the buzz of the premiere next week’s episode will go up in ratings. Don’t forget the show worldwide trended several times during both airings of East and West Coast. That is huge.

I don’t think they would pull the remaining episodes unless the ratings hit a major low and I don’t think it is there yet. We should also wait to see how all of the other returning and new shows do. If they are all pulling similar numbers, it means the climate of TV has changed. Networks like Fox have to learn to adapt rather than use 20 year old policies.

Since Universal produces the show I could see them moving it to one of their properties.

I don’t necessarily think Chris would be against it considering his kids are getting older and starting school. He’s talked about liking the stability of working, knowing the cast and crew, going to work in the same place like a “human being.” It probably also depends on the cast contracts. He might be one to prefer a shortened season so he has a longer hiatus to participate in other projects. If he was truly unhappy and wanted out I don’t think Mindy would deprive him of that. I also think Mindy knows if that were the case there is really no point of continuing the show.

The key is to stay engaged especially on social media and to rewatch on profitable Fox platforms WITH COMMERCIALS. That means Foxnow, fox on demand, hulu. Even if you recorded on your DVR, suffer through commercials. Show advertisers the show is popular and people will watch their commercials. That’s what Nielsen ratings are used for after all, to sell ads. Unless you have a Nielsen box, we can’t affect traditional ratings.

Don’t forget Microsoft is partnering with Fox and the show. Tweet at them and let them know your appreciation and love for their products, etc.