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Outtakes Online: Aisha Tyler on Lana, pants and drawing
BY MIKE GORDON / firstname.lastname@example.org
When you talk to Aisha Tyler, you have to be ready for anything. She doesn’t hold back.
The comedian-turned-actress (and podcast host and author and producer and poker player) is perhaps best known — at the moment — for being the voice of Lana Kane, the super sexy spy on the animated FX series “Archer.”
While working recently on an episode of “Hawaii Five-0,” the 42-year-old San Francisco native took time between takes to share a few thoughts about Lana.
The artists who draw “Archer” — and Lana in particular — are beyond her control, she said.
“I don’t have any influence over the way she is drawn,” Tyler said. “Her boobs get bigger and bigger every season and I keep saying that by the end of the show she is going to be dying under the weight of her own breasts like a turtle on its back.”
See what we mean about not holding back?
But Tyler loves Lana, no matter who is drawing her.
“I think that she is smart, accomplished and flawed and funny and she’s a total bad-ass, more of a bad-ass than I will ever be,” Tyler said.
Still, Lana needs a fashion change-up, according to Tyler. Something other than underwear and automatic weapons.
“I would love for her to put on a pair of pants,” Tyler said. “That would be nice, just once in a while. How about a pair of pants, Lana?”
Tyler can be seen Thursdays on “Archer” and will appear in the “Five-0” episode “Imi Loko Ka ‘Uhane” on April 29.
I’ll have more on my conversation with Tyler in Sunday’s “Outtakes” column in the Today section of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Mike Gordon covers film and television in Hawaii. Email him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter.