‘The Bear’ Season 2: Will Poulter ‘begged’ to be on the FX series

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 stars Will Poulter has revealed that he was such a fan of The Bear that he “begged” to star in the FX/Hulu series.

What did Will Poulter say about joining The Bear?

When talking to diversity, Poulter revealed he’s a big The Bear fan. The actor is such a fan that he was “literally begging” to be on the show, which led him to play the character Luca in Season 2.

“I called them. I literally begged to be on the show. I asked if I could meet up with Chris Storer and basically told him I was a huge fan of so much of his work , but especially The Bear,” Poulter explained. “He was kind enough to offer me to play Luca and honestly it really changed my life. It kind of helped me achieve my dream of being a chef playing on TV. I have a lot of respect for chefs and the women and men of this industry. I feel like the whole of society is standing on the shoulders of people in the food and beverage industry and we don’t necessarily really know or think about it .They support us and support us every day and they don’t get enough thanks for what they do.”

The Bear is executive produced by Christopher Storer, Joanna Calo, Hiro Murai, Nate Matteson and Josh Senior. The comedy stars Jeremy Allen White, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ayo Edebiri, Abby Elliott, Lionel Boyce, Liza Colón-Zayas, Edwin Lee Gibson and Matty Matheson. Season 2 also introduces new characters in Molly Gordon and Bob Odenkirk.

For his starring role in the first season, White received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series. The show was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy.

“Season 2 follows Carmen ‘Carmy’ Berzatto, Sydney Adamu and Richard ‘Richie’ Jerimovich (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) as they work to transform their grimy sandwich shop into a next-gen spot,” reads the log line . “As they strip the restaurant down to the bone, the crew embarks on their own transformational journeys, forcing everyone to confront the past and who they want to be in the future.”