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Dermot Mulroney: We Had To Tip The Scales A Little Bit

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Dermot Mulroney is on a roll. He's getting attention for his role in "August: Osage County" and has a new series about to premiere on NBC. The actor talked to Lisa and Steve about his on screen reunion with Julia Roberts how the producers pushed for the entire cast to bond before cameras rolled.

"They really meant for us to become a close knit group and it worked...So Meryl Streep is having us over to her little condo for a pot luck dinner and I made the Waldorf salad. I texted Julia and she said that was her favorite salad."

And what about Meryl during that infamous dinner scene? "She's really the only one who can be that mean and that funny!"

Lisa made no secret about her disgust with Dermot's character...he talked about that arc. "He comes in, he seems like he's the potential normal one, just an outsider looking in, and then he gets drawn into their madness and his dark side is revealed."

Dermot is also set to explode onto the small screen in the upcoming NBC series "Crisis". "The pilot is a real spellbinder and what I know that nobody else knows is what happens after that and it's crazy! It's not even funny, it gets real..."

Lisa also asked about a possible sequel to the movie most ladies remember him from: "My Best Friend's Wedding". "What's happened is I did another movie with Julia so this has become the go-to question because it's such a beloved film...so I'm totally in favor of whatever you're suggesting."

"August: Osage County" is in theaters now.

Fun facts about Dermot Mulroney (Source: Wikipedia)

1.) Most of his lead performances have been in romantic comedy films. Mulroney has appeared in many movies, including as the male lead in My Best Friend's Wedding alongside Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz. He is probably best known for his western roles as either an outlaw or gunman. Mulroney co-starred in the 1988 western Young Guns, for which he is possibly best known, in which he played "Dirty Steve" alongside Emilio Estevez, and in 1994 he starred with Mickey Rourke in The Last Outlaw, which has since become a cult classic among western genre fans. Mulroney also played the love interest of Madeleine Stowe in the western Bad Girls. He first gained critical acclaim in the film Longtime Companion, portraying a young man with HIV during the early days of the outbreak of the virus, who becomes the first of his group of friends to succumb to the disease. He was also in the ensemble film The Family Stone starring Sarah Jessica Parker. In 2005, he played a "date-for-hire" character alongside Debra Messing in The Wedding Date. He was also in the movie Abduction as Martin Price.

2.) Mulroney played Gavin Mitchell on the TV series, Friends. His character dated Rachel for one episode but they broke up when it became too complicated between them because of Ross. In 1993, he wrote the song "Someone Else's Used Guitar" for Peter Bogdanovich's The Thing Called Love. Mulroney also had a cameo in the Joaquin Phoenix directed video "Tired of Being Sorry" for Balthazar Getty's band Ringside. Mulroney also is credited as a song performer on the movie and for four other tunes, as well as acting in the movie. In 2007, Mulroney voiced Green Lantern Hal Jordan in the animated series The Batman in the season 5 episode "Ring Toss". He occasionally reads stories on the WBEZ Chicago Public Radio radio. In 2012, Mulroney played the love interest of Zooey Deschanel, Russell, in the Fox series New Girl. In 2013, he portrayed the title starring role in the psychotronic horror film The Rambler, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

3.) In 2011, Mulroney directed the film Love, Wedding, Marriage.

'August: Osage County' is in theaters now.

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