EUGENE LEVY ON HIS HUMOUR, FAN MAIL AND WHY SCHITT’S CREEK HAS TO END

As Schitt's Creek enters its last season and fans mentally prepare to bid the beloved Canadian sitcom farewell, co-creator and star Eugene Levy says the cast also had a hard time saying goodbye when production wrapped.

Actor and producer Eugene Levy speaks with CBC The National’s Andrew Chang ahead of the release of the sixth and final season of CBC sitcom Schitt’s Creek. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

As Schitt’s Creek enters its last season and fans mentally prepare to bid the beloved Canadian sitcom farewell, co-creator and star Eugene Levy says the cast also had a hard time saying goodbye when production wrapped.

“There were a lot of tears when actors would finish their last scenes together,” he told CBC’s Andrew Chang in a sit-down interview for The National. “There would be 10 minutes of hugging and lots of tears.”

Remember, it’s Eugene Levy here, so just wait for it.

“You can’t be, you know, crying your way through the scene,” he continues. “That kind of just takes up time, and then you get into overtime. And then you’re really crying.”

Levy’s deadpan humour has served him — and his Schitt’s Creek character, family patriarch Johnny Rose — well over the years. But the American Pie actor says he never sets out to be funny. In fact, he doesn’t believe has the gene at all.

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