Actors dream of landing that one signature role that can make their careers and pad their retirement accounts, but that brand of fame often comes with an asterisk.
Try being Bob Denver and walking into an audition.
“Hey, Gilligan!” “Where’s Thurston Howell, heh heh.”
Kelsey Grammer may have found the role to make us forget, if for a moment, his superlative work as the stuffy, cerebral Dr. Frasier Crane on both ‘Cheers’ and his eponymous sitcom.
Grammer’s new series ‘Boss,’ debuting at 10 p.m. tonight on Starz, is getting the kind of reviews the actor’s mother might pen. The latest rave comes courtesy of Politico,
Fans of the actor’s work won’t be surprised. He’s proven his range over time – he even donned blue fur to play the hirsute Beast in ‘X-Men: The Last Stand.’ But when you’ve created a character as indelibly etched into pop culture as Frasier, you’re bound to be overlooked in some quarters.
That may not be the case much longer, especially since Starz has picked ‘Boss’ up for a second season before the first episode even aired.