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Jack McBrayer on Life After ’30 Rock': “I’m not panicked, but at the same time, it’s like, Whoa! Time to save money like it’s a contest”

Though Jack McBrayer has a major role in the animated film Wreck-It Ralph, the regular role that brought him to his highest point of recognition is coming to an end with 30 Rock in its final season.

Though McBrayer admits to New York magazine that this is nerve-wracking, he reveals that he feels that 30 Rock has made him more comfortable with his unique persona and how the entertainment industry has become more receptive to him and his voice, as evidenced by being offered the Wreck-It Ralph role.

On the end of 30 Rock, he says, “I’m not panicked, but at the same time, it’s like, Whoa! Time to save money like it’s a contest. You’ll have to pull the cash from my cold, dead hands! It is weird, like you, if you lost your job and you didn’t have anything else lined up? What would you do? Cut back, right? So I’m no longer eating.”

“But honestly,” he continued, “when fun projects like this come along, sign me up. I love voice acting, and I never saw this [Wreck-It Ralph] coming. I never would have guessed that I would get a job for the way I sound. I would get notes about how I should lose my accent, and part of me thinks, How dare you! This is who I am! Millions of people want to sound like me! But it’s sensitive, and I have tried to change it, with little to no success. So I’m stubborn about keeping it, and I have a lack of ability to change it. So I’m happy and grateful when I get jobs that require me to talk Southern.”

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