“[It was] one of the great auditions of my life … That evening, around 5 p.m., I called and I said, ‘May I speak to Garry?’ … He came on the line. I said, ‘I’ve never done this in my entire career, but I really want to play Hank. I would normally never call … ’ And Garry said, ‘No, but Hank would.’ And that was great. That sealed it. I was in the mindset of my character. Hank would have done that.”
- Jeffrey Tambor telling the story of how he landed the role of Hank Kingsley on The Larry Sanders Show in an interview with Vulture in which he shares 8 funny behind-the-scenes stories from the show. This isn’t the only story in which he accidentally emulates Hank.