ABC Family's 'Young & Hungry': Jonathan Sadowski calls Gabi and Jonathan the 'modern-day Ross and Rachel'
The cute new series (premiere Wednesday, June 25) follows budding young chef Gabi after she gets hired to be tech entrepreneur genius Josh's personal cook. But on her first night of work, prepping a romantic dinner for Josh to propose to his girlfriend, things don't go as planned ... especially when she wakes up the next morning, naked in Josh's bed. Oops.
Sadowski knows that fans are going to be rooting for Gabi and Josh to get together despite his newly-engaged status. "Emily and I were talking about how our characters are like the modern-day version of Ross and Rachel on 'Friends,'" Sadowski tells Zap2it on set. "You want them together so badly but things keep getting in the way. Right off the bat, Emily and I had such great chemistry and we really vibed, and I think it shows."
But what about Josh's new fiancÃ© Caroline? It helps that she's not the most likeable person in the world.
Sadowski loves how "Young & Hungry" captures that right balance of funny and heartwarming moments.
So what's Sadowski's style of comedy? "I tend to play the straight man," Sadowski says. "I stay grounded and it's a very subtle kind of comedy."
Rounding out the cast is Rex Lee as Elliot, Josh's personal assistant, and Kym Whitley as Yolanda, Josh's housekeeper, but they're so much more than that. "Elliot and Yolanda are so great, and as much as they are Josh's employees, they're all friends," Sadowski says. "Elliot is Josh's best friend and he's been there from the beginning. Yolanda is the mama bear. When it comes down to it, Yolanda rules the roost. They get into some pretty fun situations this season."
"Young & Hungry" premieres Wednesday (June 25) at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.