Anyone who follows Yvette Nicole Brown on social media knows that the recent death of Garry Marshall hit the Odd Couple actress hard. Well, during a Q&A with me at TVLine’s Comic-Con studio presented by ZTE over the weekend, the Community vet — fighting back tears — explained in heartbreaking detail why the beloved TV/film vet’s passing left her so shattered.
“[He] was with us at every table read [and] at every taping,” she told me of Marshall, who developed the original Odd Couple and served as a producer on CBS’ reboot. “If we did a joke and it didn’t land, Garry was in the huddle [suggesting alternate] jokes. He was an amazing man, who was super-famous and super-successful but he never stopped being loved… Garry Marshall was love.”
My interview with the self-professed TV junkie also touched on far more trivial topics, like Rihanna’s recent casting as Marion Crane on Bates Motel (a piece of news I sprung on her live on camera) and the identity of Negan’s victim on The Walking Dead.