Perfect Couples star, Hayes MacArthur who plays Rex, a reformed party guy who has channeled his jock energy into a competitive drive to be the ideal mate took some time to chat with us about his new gig. Hayes shared his idea of a perfect couple and his special Valentine.
The new romantic comedy follows three flawed couples who are trying to get it right.
MacArthur’s additional television credits include guest starring on the critically acclaimed comedy “Worst Week,” as well as guest stars roles on “How I Met Your Mother,” “Pushing Daisies” and “Entourage.” MacArthur also starred in the pilot “This Might Hurt,” directed by Jason Winer, who also collaborated with him on the pilot “The Adventures of Big Handsome Guy and His Little Friend,” which MacArthur starred in, wrote and produced.
“Perfect Couples” is produced by Universal Media Studios. Show creators Jon Pollack (“30 Rock”) and Scott Silveri (“Friends”) serve as executive producers with Andy Ackerman (“Seinfeld,” “The New Adventures of Old Christine”), who also directed the pilot.
PERFECT COUPLES Thursdays (8:30-9 p.m. ET) on NBC
Can you tell me a little bit on what to expect from Perfect Couples and what is your idea of a perfect couple?
Hayes MacArthur: Each episode deals with different thematic elements of relationships. And so jealousy is something that we explore tomorrow night. So I think what to look forward to in the future are just these – of seeing as we get to know the characters how they each deal differently with things that happen in their lives and how they kind of all medal in each other’s business is really where we get a lot of the fun. It’s not like a bunch of guys repenting their partners and girls and trying to get away from them. It’s actually like the couples are partners in the show and they’re best friends. And when they all medal in each other’s business, it’s all coming from good intentions. They say you see all those pressures of big characters that you’re dealing with in you life, medalling in your life is family usually get in a lot of family comedies. And they say well, you can’t choose your family. Well in some ways like you can’t choose your friends either. You know, like if your sister is married to a guy like you have to deal with that guy. And if your best friend is married to a girl, you’re with that girl all the time. So it’s like contents under pressure create – where we get a lot of comedy from.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and we’re on the topic of couples and relationships, what is the perfect Valentine’s Day for you and do you have Valentine’s Day plans?
Hayes MacArthur: I have a newbornat home. We just know that three’s an inflated price of flowers. Like roses are – look what really 30 bucks the rest of the year; a dozen roses now are become $80. It’s gouging, price gouging.