A new interview showed up at the Australian site Jive TV and Fox released some pictures behind the scenes of Raising Hope 1×08, “Blue Dots,” as well a few more pics from episode 1×10, “Burt Rocks,” with Jason Lee. See below and click to enlarge.
Dillahunt is taken with the tone Raising Hope has adopted, claiming that “there’s a reality to it, and the people in it seem utterly believable to me”.
“They’re a little extreme but at their core they’re genuine and honestly touching,” he says.
“I love Martha Plimpton (pictured, above), who plays my wife, and what she’s doing with Virginia is what I hope I’m doing with Burt. She’s certainly sussing out the comedy but she’s also finding and expressing these moments of love and generosity in ways that might seem surprising.
“I don’t think we’re talking down to the audience at all – there’s a lot going on up front but also in the back. It holds up. With most sitcoms I watch, I never feel like I’m seeing a real world. And there’s a place for that – some shows do it really well, and I’ll laugh at them. But in this instance, I find it more rewarding to be a part of something that feels true.” [Jive TV]