411mania has an interview with Joel McHale from Community; here are some of the highlights:
effrey Harris: So what is going on with Community is it coming back for a second season?
Joel McHale: It is. It got picked up for 22 episodes.
Jeffrey Harris: So what is it like to be a part of this great, fun show and you got a hilarious ensemble cast?
Joel McHale: God bless you . . . 411mania, God bless you . . . thank you for watching.
Jeffrey Harris: So what’s going to happen with Jeff and Britta?
Joel McHale: You’ll see. You’ll know as things progress. It gets pretty crazy.
Jeffrey Harris: Between you and me, Jeff and Britta is my OTP. My One True Pairing.
Joel McHale: Wow! That is good and bad — no.
Jeffrey Harris: Are they yours though?
Joel McHale: I refer to our head writer and creator Dan Harmon, our genius . . . I think the character of Jeff that I play, he’s learning not to be diabolical.
Jeffrey Harris: At first he’s very sort of self-absorbed –
Joel McHale: Yeah.
Jeffrey Harris: But as he interacts with the group, he becomes a better person.
Joel McHale: Well everything has been stripped away from him and he is forced to kind of deal with these human relationships.
Jeffrey Harris: When I first started watching the show, I’m like, “This guy’s a jerk!” He’s a phony lawyer!
Joel McHale: Yeah.
Jeffrey Harris: It’s like why should I like this guy? But then as you see him interact with the other characters, he starts opening up and more and even helping them out like Pierce and Abed. It’s almost like the group is coming together as a family.
Joel McHale: Yeah. I mean there’s weird little hints that Dan drops in that’s like, the guy has not seen his mom in a long time, hasn’t told her he’s in school. So he’s got these hang-ups that he hasn’t dealt with. But yeah, these people he would never associate with become his family.