John Legend wants to see her wife Chrissy Teigen appear on more comedy series.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight at the premiere of his new film “La La Land” at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival on Monday, Sept. 12, Legend revealed that he is amazed by Teigen’s talent in acting, most especially when it comes to comedy.
“She has great comic chops,” the 37-year-old singer said. “I think anything that would take advantage of that, she would be great in.”
“She has done some guest roles on ‘The Mindy Project’ … on Amy Schumer’s show… I think she should do more, but we’ll see,” the “All of Me” hitmaker added.
Teigen, who co-hosts Spike’s “Lip Sync Battle,” appeared in Season 3, Episode 13 of “The Mindy Project” where she played the role of Grace — a love interest of Mindy’s (Mindy Kaling) old flame Alex Eakin (Lee Pace).
The meeting between Mindy and Grace resulted in a heated fight, and although Teigen only had one TV acting credit (“Inside Amy Schumer”) prior to filming the episode, she still received a compliment of sort from Kaling on Twitter.
While Teigen’s latest TV acting gig was favorably received by many, it’s unclear whether she has plans to pursue acting. After all, Teigen admitted on Twitter back in 2014 that acting never come naturally to her.
“Acting is TERRIFYING to me. the months of anxiety leading up to it sometimes not worth it. [I] would love to [try] but [I’m] scared,” she wrote on the social networking site at the time.
Meanwhile, “La La Land” marks Legend’s return to the acting fold eight years after appearing in the 2008 musical comedy film “Soul Men.”
Written and directed by Damien Chazelle, “La La Land” follows the love story of aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone) — who serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions — and dedicated jazz musician Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), who plays in dingy bars in order to scratch out a living. The two meet and fall in love, but, as they find success, the dreams they worked so hard to achieve threaten to rip their relationship apart.
Legend plays the role of Keith in the romantic musical dramedy, which opens in U.S. theaters on Dec. 2.