A monumental return! Fans of third Rock From the Sun had been in for a shock when members of the cast received collectively to mark the present’s 25th anniversary.
“3rd Rock From The Sun reunion last night at @vulture festival. Can’t tell you the love I feel for this TV family of mine,” Joseph Gordon-Levitt, wrote by way of Instagram on Monday, November 15, alongside a selfie with former costars John Lithgow, French Stewart and Kristen Johnson.
The group appeared at Vulture Fest on Sunday, November 14, to debate the sitcom, which aired from 1996 to 2001. Will Forte, who wrote for the quirky comedy, greeted the panel with a video message as actors Jane Curtin and Wayne Knight every made temporary appearances of their very own.
The NBC sequence adopted 4 extraterrestrial characters who pretended to be a human household after being despatched from their planet to analysis earth. In 1997, it received extra Emmys than some other present, taking residence 5 out of the eight trophies it was nominated for, together with Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Lithgow, now 76.
Five years after third Rock From the Sun’s debut, Gordon-Levitt, 40, stepped again from his function as Tommy Solomon to attend Columbia University.
“I am really lucky that I got to be on a popular television show when I was a kid so I was able to pay for my own college, but my college was expensive,” the 500 Days of Summer star recalled throughout an interview with Entertainment Tonight in August. “If I didn’t happen to be on that show, I would have a lot of student loan debt. … I think [I] have so much to be grateful for.”
Despite his early departure from the present, the Angles in the Outfield actor has typically spoken about its constructive influence on his life.
“That show was so formative for me,” he defined to The Hollywood Reporter in June 2020. “I was on that show from age 13 to 19, so all my teenage years I spent with that family of people and they’re incredibly dear to me. I’m singling out John, but Kristen Johnston, French Stewart, Jane Curtin, Simbi Kali, Wayne Knight, everybody. Everybody was so, so sweet.”
At the time, Gordon-Levitt additionally thanked Lithgow for influencing the decisions he made all through his career.
“He was such a shining example of a kind and dedicated leader,” the 10 Things I Hate About You star famous about his costar. “He was a mentor to all of us. He was always there to help, and he always just brought 110 percent to this TV show.”
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