Josh Radnor is about to embark on his ninth and final season of How I Met Your Mother, and while Movie Fanatic caught up with him for an exclusive video interview to talk his latest movie role in Afternoon Delight, he got reflective about the TV smash while still having a palpable hope for the future as he readies his follow-up to his critically acclaimed film Liberal Arts.
“It’s totally bittersweet, but also it’s been nine years. It’s time to be done, but at the same time it’s been a transformative thing in all our lives,” Radnor said of HIMYM’s final run.
As for what’s next film-wise? “I was working on a bunch of things that were competing scripts trying to figure out what to do next and one has galloped out in front!"
Radnor was joined by his Afternoon Delight onscreen wife, Kathryn Hahn, who herself is having quite a career rush. Hahn recently stole scenes from Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis in the comedy smash We’re the Millers and will soon be seen opposite Ben Stiller in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
As seen in the Afternoon Delight trailer, Hahn plays a wife and mother who is looking for a little more out of life. She meets a stripper (Juno Temple) and takes in the lost soul in hopes of filling a void. Hahn adored the character and found she surprisingly could relate to her, although that is not always necessary to effectively play a part.
“I don’t think you have to,” she said of identifying with a character. “As a human being, there is hopefully something you can identify with with anybody. I think with this, it was the womanhood after mommy-hood and who are you after kids.”
Afternoon Delight also stars Jane Lynch (stay with us for that hilarious exclusive interview tomorrow!) and hits theaters August 30.