Will Arnett A Kid At Heart

Tonight Fox will air the third episode of Running Wilde. The show is about Steve Wilde ( Will Arnett), a self-centered, billionaire who is reunited with his teenage sweetheart Emmy Kadubic (Keri Russell), an environmental activist working with rainforest tribes, along with her boyfriend Andy (David Cross) and daughter Puddle (Stefania LaVie). Emily is faced with the responsibility of teaching Steve to be more selfless and to behave like a grown up.

On tonight’s episode:


Paul Shaffer (“Late Show with David Letterman”) and David Cross (“Arrested Development”) Guest-Star

To impress Emmy, Steve vows to quit his job at Wilde Oil. Meanwhile, Puddle gets some unusual help on her science fair project, and Fa’ad gets locked in a vodka cellar in the all-new “Oil & Water” episode of RUNNING WILDE airing Tuesday, Oct. 5 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

In an interview with Will Arnett here is what he had to say on his role as a co-writer, actor and executive producer of Running Wilde.

On Similarities with Steve Wilde

Daedrian McNaughton: Are there any similarities between Steve Wilde and Will Arnett?

Will Arnett: I don’t know how many real similarities there are. I think that if anything there is a kind of childishness about Steve that I probably have. I am sure there are people who think that I can probably grow up or I don’t take a lot of things that seriously. In that way Steve and I are very similar. I approach each day that I’d like it to be a fun experience as much as I can. Steve has a lot more options at his disposal because he is an insane billionaire, in that way we are alike.

On Multi-tasking

Daedrian McNaughton: In the new series, Running Wilde you are an actor, co-writer and executive producer. Which do you enjoy the most?

Will Arnett: I am new to the other two. I am probably most comfortable being an actor but I am finding it to be mentally interesting. I am playing the roles of a writer and producer which is turning out to be a tremendous amount of work, but it is very gratifying. What you end up doing in a way… you can’t believe it but you are more invested in the project which make you very defensive and protective. You feel like, “Wow, this is my baby,” if you will. I am finding that I am really invested in this.

On Growing Up

Daedrian McNaughton: Will Steve Wilde ever grow up?

Will Arnett: I don’t know if he will ever fully grow up. Maybe he will, he has all the dressings of it; I think he will but I think he will always be a kid at heart.

Running Wilde on Fox airs on Tuesdays at 9:30/8:30c. Check your local listing.

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