'Eastbound & Down's' Katy Mixon, Steve Little talk Season 3: Parenthood and Kenny's romantic side
Okay, so we know it's a little early to be thinking about this. Writers are only a few weeks in and the show doesn't begin shooting until this summer, but Zap2it caught up with a few of the cast members at PaleyFest 2011 and got the scoop on how they think Kenny Powers ( Danny McBride) will handle fatherhood, and what this baby means for the show.
"I could see Stevie being jealous of a baby," Steve Little says of his character's relationship with Kenny. "I could definitely see that."
Adding that when it comes to parenting, the responsibility will likely fall on April's shoulders.
"April might be ready," he says. "I don't think Kenny's ready."
Katy Mixon, the actress behind April Buchanon, has a little more optimism when it comes to the show's unlikely hero.
"They gotta be ready," she says of the parents-to-be. "I randomly think, I hope at least, that he's gonna be able to handle it."
We had to ask Mixon for her take on April and Kenny's relationship. Her character is a sweet and beautiful southern belle who for some reason, is in love with Kenny -- a rude, crude and all around selfish baseball player. Throw in the fact that he's pretty much a has-been, and the two seem like a pretty unlikely pair.
"She knows that she's too good for him, but she loves him anyway," Mixon explains. "She sees him in a light that nobody else sees him."
She continues to break down Kenny's redeeming qualities for us:
"He's romantic," she gushes. "When the curtain is down and the doors are closed and there's not the outside world, he is an unbelievable romantic. And she gets it cause its all a facade you see -- he's got the biggest heart of gold."
Continuing, "He's a tough guy and he sees the world through really unbelievable eyes, and actually she adores that. She comes from this small town and everything, so there's kind of this aspect of him that's exciting and she lives for that. He's always been like that since high school."
Personally, we would love to see some of this supposed romance make it to the screen in Season 3 -- Hilarity would undoubtedly ensue.
Executive producer McBride suggests that Season 3 may be the last for "Eastbound and Down," click through for more on what we can expect in the final season.