By Alexandra Whittaker
Updated Jul 12, 2017 @ 11:30 am

When Adam Scott appeared in the dramatic series Big Little Lies, it raised some eyebrows. After all, the actor was best known for his comedic characters (particularly his portrayal of Ben Wyatt in Parks and Recreation) so seeing him on screen in a more dramatic role was a surprise for many viewers.

In a new interview with Rogue Magazine, Scott explains how he intentionally pushed himself to take on a character like Ed Mackenzie, husband to Reese Witherspoon's character Madeline, and how he felt lucky to work with the Oscar winner.

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“I was looking to try something different, specifically finding something pushing a little away from the comedy realm and then this show popped up," he says. "I actually reached out to Reese after I saw Wild because I found that movie so moving and so beautifully shot and edited and her performance was astounding."

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"So it was kind of a wish list group of people and luckily I got the gig, so if that’s all that came from this, that’s more than enough, just the experience of doing it," he says. "I’m really happy that people liked it.”

We think it's safe to say that people loved it.