James Marsden Talks Coming Back to T.V., ’30 Rock’ and Hot Dogs

X-Men and Superman Returns actor James Marsden says he would be willing to take on a regular role on a TV show. Scheduled to appear as a guest star on the NBC hot comedy series 30 Rock, Marsden spoke with the L.A. Times, telling the news outlet that he’s “open to” the idea of working in TV.

“It’s definitely something I’m thinking about more and more these days, frankly, because it feels like there’s just as much good work on TV as there is in film, if not more,” he said. “And there are more great outlets. I don’t know. It just depends if I would find the right fit. I’ve never considered myself someone who would never consider it.  If it’s a great role, a great script, has a great show runner — absolutely, I would. It’d be nice to stay in L.A. and be around my kids more often. There are a lot of upsides to doing it.”

The fact that Marsden says he tends to “gravitate towards characters with a little bit of crazy in them,” would also be great to see in TV land as well.  

Fans won’t have to wait too long to see the actor get a little crazy on the small screen.  Marsden will be guest starring on 30 Rock as the character Chriss, a laid back guy who seems to march to the beat of a different drummer.  “His aspiration at the moment is to have a gourmet hot dog truck”, the thirty-eight year old shared about his alter ego. Adding that Tina Fey‘s Liz “loves her hot dogs.”

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