ted lasso Season 2 showed a dramatic change in the character of Nate (Nick Mohammed). Nate let the power of a promotion go to his head and ultimately lashed out at Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) himself. It was an acting challenge for Mohammed, and he said co-star Sudeikis helped him get there. To help Mohammed express Nate’s anger, Sudeikis said some very un-Ted Lasso things to him.
[Warning: This article contains spoilers for the Ted Lasso Season 2 finale.]
Muhammad spoke with E! In an interview published on E! Online June 15. A look back at the intense ted lasso Season 2 scene, Mohammed shared the behind-the-scenes work that went into it.
Jason Sudeikis wasn’t as surprised as Ted Lasso by Nate’s transformation.
When Nate lets go of Ted, Ted is shocked. He didn’t realize that Nate felt abandoned after Ted promoted him. Ted tried to apologize, but it was too late. Nate now works for West Ham and will be AFC Richmond’s opponent in Season 3. But behind the scenes, Sudeikis knew he had to help Mohammed get mad. With Mohammed’s permission, he applied some method of motivation to ted lasso.
“In terms of making me nervous, Jason, he asked me if I was okay to do this, but a lot of it was like walking into my space and almost being Nate’s bad devil,” Mohammed told E!
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Mohammed said some of Sudeikis’ insults included: “You are trash. You are a failure. They’re going to lose this game because of you.
Jason Sudeikis and Nick Mohammed are still friends even though Nate and Ted Lasso aren’t
Despite the intensity of the ted lasso season finale and Sudeikis’ approach to cheering Mohammed up, Mohammed said there was no real tension. Sudeikis was back to being the good guy once he finished the take.
“I was getting nervous between takes, and in a really helpful way,” Mohammed said. “We kind of stayed in character, but that certainly wasn’t a method because as soon as the cut was called, we went to lunch and it was fine.”
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Mohammed acknowledged that this was quite an intense scene for the team behind the scenes. They usually shoot soccer scenes or people who are nice to each other. Sudeikis calling Mohammed a failure was unusual for ted lasso production.
“I think it was probably harder for the people watching it behind the monitors, because they watched it over and over again,” Mohammed said.
In the end, keep acting.
The behind-the-scenes anecdote is a good story, but in the end, it’s still fake. Mohammed acknowledged that Sudeikis’ idea helped him play Nate’s big scene, but he was still acting. He would never compare it to the real turmoil that occurs between disagreeing coaches on a team, or any real-life conflict.
“At the end of the day, whatever you’re doing, whoever you’re portraying, whatever the situation is, it’s faked,” Mohammed said. “It can never be the real experience.”
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