Drew Tarver (‘The Other Two’) on Cary’s queer journey: ‘It’s gross to watch him fall on his face’ [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW]

For Drew Tarver, there was one element of his character Cary on”The Other Two” that really stood out to him when he read the script. “A lot of the queer storylines really resonated with me,” he tells us during our recent video chat with him (watch the video above or listen to the audio version below). He elaborates that he’s personally dealt with internalized homophobia as a bisexual man as well as trying to figure out being an actor and at the same time not hiding yourself. “It’s one thing to figure yourself out but another to live it. Cary’s gotten over coming out but you’re also getting to see him actively struggle with that and it feels gross to watch him fall on his face.”

“The Other Two” centers on siblings, Cary and Brooke Dubek (Tarver and Heléne York, respectively). Cary is a struggling actor and Brooke’s life is kind of aimless, but everything gets turned upside down when their much younger brother, Chase (Case Walker) becomes the newest singing sensation on YouTube. The cast is rounded out with TV veterans Ken Marino and Molly Shannon. The show airs on Comedy Central and was created by Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider, who both received multiple Emmy nominations for their work as writers on “Saturday Night Live.”

Tarver also had a lot of praise for his on-screen sister. “If you can’t meet Heléne and have immediate chemistry with her, you might be a serial killer,” he jokes. The chemistry started during her audition after Drew had been cast in the show when, during a reading, she placed her hand on his head. From there the closeness between the two, as both fake siblings and actual colleagues, really cemented itself. Tarver elaborates that because of her background acting in theater and Broadway, it made him feel very taken care of especially because his background in sketch comedy had been so different.

When it comes to what he might want to submit for as an Emmy episode, Tarver actually thinks of one of his cast mates before himself. “I’m thinking, ‘We have to submit the plane episode for Molly. I don’t care about myself! I want her to get nominated for that episode.'” When he gets back to thinking of himself, he first considers the episode, “Chase Shoots a Music Video,” because of how Cary gets put through the emotional ringer with an embarrassing appearance on “Watch What Happens Live.” He also singled out, “Chase Turns Fourteen” because, “you get to see that Cary has fully lost himself trying to be famous and he blows it and becomes this creature who is fully unhinged and buying into his brother’s fame.”

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