HENRY WINKLER Interview “Eddie R. Lawson”
ROYAL PAINS Thursdays at 9 PM EST on USA NETWORK
February 23, 2011
By Lena Lamoray
PRESS RELEASE: USA NETWORK PREMIERES WINTER SEASON OF LAST SUMMER’S #1 SHOW “ROYAL PAINS” PREMIERING THURSDAY, JANUARY 20 AT 9/8c. USA will premiere the second season continuation of ROYAL PAINS, the best performing freshman year of a cable series ever, on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 9/8c. This show will be the launching pad for USA’s new series FAIRLY LEGAL, 10/9c, starring Sarah Shahi. Last season’s cliffhanger involved Hank and Evan’s father Eddie R. Lawson (Henry Winkler) suffering a heart attack after his sons discovered some startling secrets. ROYAL PAINS stars Mark Feuerstein as Hank Lawson who, after becoming blacklisted from the medical community, revives his career as a “doctor for hire” to the rich and famous in the Hamptons. In addition to treating this select group of the East End elite, Hank also caters to the town’s less fortunate by donating his time at the local clinic. He finds himself walking the line between doing well for himself and doing good for others. The show also stars Paulo Costanzo (“Road Trip”), Reshma Shetty (“30 Rock”) and Jill Flint (“Gossip Girl”). ROYAL PAINS is executive produced by Andrew Lenchewski (“UC: Undercover”) and Michael Rauch (“Love Monkey”), as well as Rich Frank (“Comanche Moon”), Paul Frank (“Comanche Moon”) and Jeff Kwatinetz (“Big Momma’s House”) from Prospect Park. Christine Sacani (“Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2”) and John P. Rogers (“Hide & Seek”) also serve as co-executive producers. ROYAL PAINS films entirely in New York (Long Island and Brooklyn) and at locations around The Hamptons. Multiple Golden Globe and Emmy winning actor Henry Winkler continues to recur in his role as Eddie R. Lawson; plus Brooke D’Orsay returns as Paige Collins. Jim Gaffigan (“My Boys”), Julianne Nicholson (“Law & Order: Criminal Intent”), Gilles Marini (“Sex and the City”) and singer John Legend will also guest star this season.
I spoke with HENRY WINKLER about his incredible role in ROYAL PAINS as Eddie R. Lawson. To say that it was an honor to speak with him, well that would just be putting it lightly. Henry is an extraordinary man and is positively the nicest person that I have ever been on an interview call with. I could go on praising him for years. Henry also writes children’s books, the “Hank Zipzer” series and promotes a positive message and image for all the children and adults that “learn differently”. So, it is officially confirmed that Henry Winkler is a beautiful person on the inside and out. Henry is such a tremendous actor that no matter what role he plays, a conman, a leather clad bad boy or a man covered in bees, he is always the highlight of any show. I know “The Fonz” was my favorite character on “Happy Days”. Henry has been featured in so many films and series like; “Little Nicky”, “Click”, “Waterboy”, “Children’s Hospital”, “Arrested Development”, “Law & Order: SVU” and “The Simpsons”. Don’t miss Henry in ROYAL PAINS on Thursday nights only on USA Network.
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