Jason Sudeikis Shuts Down Joy Behar’s Claim of Offered Role on ‘Ted Lasso’

Los Angeles, California – “Ted Lasso” stars Jason Sudeikis and Brendan Hunt are responding to claims made by Joy Behar that she was asked to guest star on the popular Apple TV+ show. Behar, co-host of “The View,” alleged that she was invited to play the role of Sudeikis’ mother on the comedy series. However, during a panel discussion at the PEOPLE X IHG Conversation in Los Angeles, Sudeikis and Hunt expressed surprise at Behar’s claim.

Sudeikis jokingly responded, “I, no. Joy Behar from ‘The View?'” when asked about her potential appearance in the third season. Hunt chimed in, saying, “Respectfully, it would be news to us. We just work there.” The actors appeared alongside fellow cast members Hannah Waddingham, Brett Goldstein, Phil Dunster, Cristo Fernandez, Kola Bokinni, James Lance, and Billy Harris during the panel discussion.

Behar had previously stated on the “Behind the Table” podcast that she declined the role of Ted’s mom due to the London weather being too warm for her. However, Brian Teta, producer of “The View,” countered her claim, stating that Behar was dismissive of the opportunity because it required her to spend her hiatus in London.

“Ted Lasso” concluded its three-season run in May 2023 and followed an American college football coach who is hired to teach an English soccer team. The show gained critical acclaim and received numerous awards, including 20 Emmy Awards for its first season. Sudeikis also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy.

Despite Behar’s assertion, Becky Ann Baker ultimately obtained the role of Ted’s mom, Dottie Lasso, and received an Emmy nomination for her performance. Sudeikis and Hunt’s responses make it clear that they were unaware of Behar’s involvement in the show. The actors expressed surprise at the claim and emphasized that they were not involved in the casting decisions.

In conclusion, “Ted Lasso” stars Jason Sudeikis and Brendan Hunt have reacted to Joy Behar’s assertion that she was offered a role on the show. Sudeikis and Hunt expressed surprise and denied any knowledge of Behar’s involvement. The popular Apple TV+ series concluded its run after three seasons and received critical acclaim for its performances and storytelling.